Winners of the prestigious of Forbes Enterprise Awards were formally announced today. From a field of thousands of nominees, only 72 companies were selected to win the coveted award—among those chosen for this select group of extraordinary companies was SDS Global Logistics.
Companies were measured in five unique areas and needed to stand out in each of them. Those categories were: Customer Service, New Product/Service Offerings, Marketing, Employee Relations and Community Service. Judges were seemingly impressed with several key factors in SDS Global’s application. Flatrate Moving was the only moving company to be honored in this year’s awards — or even to be chosen as a finalist.
“At Flatrate, our top priorities are service and excellence, so we are truly humbled and grateful to have been recognized in this way by the Forbes Enterprise Awards,” comments Eric Klepar, General Manager of Flatrate Moving. “To receive this award from a name as respected as Forbes is an honor — and a tangible demonstration of our commitment to our customers.”
Founded in 1991, Flatrate is a New York City moving company that offers fifteen years of superlative service. The company’s unique “flat-rate” pricing method eliminates the questionable pricing practices that many companies impose on customers moving in New York, while at the same time providing quality service at competitive prices. The approach has revolutionized the business of moving, with the “flat-rate” concept becoming so popular that the company has expanded steadily to five locations nationwide (New York City, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Miami, and Los Angeles). Flatrate easily and professionally conducts local residential, as well as commercial, long distance, or even overseas moves.
The Forbes Enterprise Award winners will be celebrated at a Reception and exclusive, televised Awards Ceremony at Lincoln Center, on February 5, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winners will also have their names published in a special section of Forbes magazine.
The Forbes Enterprise Awards were decided by a distinguished judging panel chaired by Judith H. Dobrzynski, a reporter and senior editor at The New York Times and Business Week, a Managing Editor at CNBC, and adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Judging was based on such criteria as product or service innovation, customer relations, community involvement, employee development and support, and marketing or other efforts leading to a business’s growth. Nominees in the Forbes Enterprise awards were judged against others in the same field and within the same geographic region, and all companies were considered based on activities and notable achievements taking place from January 1, 2004 through awards submission in December 2006.
Flatrate was chosen as a winner not only for its original “flat-rate” moving concept, but also for its branding excellence, and on its foundation on service as the key to its success. With an experienced and knowledgeable customer service center, Flatrate welcomes questions from those facing the prospect of a move, as well as feedback about its performance afterward (positive or negative). Flatrate has built a national presence on a brand whose emphasis is on long-term customer satisfaction. The company’s visibility campaign and brand recognition are built on the idea that, even in the midst of a stressful move, “Life is Beautiful” when customers move with Flatrate — a slogan so important to the company that it even appears on its trucks.
The Forbes Enterprise Award is not the only award Flatrate has achieved in the past 12 months. In June of 2006, the general public voted Flatrate (New York) for a prestigious Best of Citysearch (BOC) Award as “Best Mover 2006.” In addition, Citysearch reviewers and reporters also chose Flatrate as #1 in a separate editorial honor for the company.
About the Forbes Enterprise Awards
Produced by Television USA and sponsored by Verizon, the Forbes Enterprise Awards were founded in order to recognize outstanding businesses that demonstrate visionary practices and achievements. For more information on the Forbes Enterprise Awards, please visit www.forbesawards.com.
About Flatrate Moving
Flatrate Moving is a nationally acclaimed moving company that was recently voted a dual award as “Best Mover 2006″ by NYC Citysearch users, as well as by its editors and reporters.
Committed to integrity, and to earning the goodwill of its customers, Flatrate’s excellence and honesty within the moving industry has made the company the mover of choice in NYC today. The company is also committed to giving back to the community on a local and national level, as well.
For more information on Flatrate Moving, its services or five superb locations nationwide, please visit www.Flatrate.com or www.Flatratemoving.com.
Meanwhile, for more information, or for interviews with Flatrate founders (who even offer their own tips on making the most hassle-free move) please contact Angela Mitchell at (904) 982-8043, or Dana Rahav, at (212) 988-9292.