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iSeatz Named as Finalist in 2008 American Business Awards(SM)
May 15, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


NEW ORLEANS, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- iSeatz was named a Finalist in The 2008 American Business Awards, the only national all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. iSeatz is competing for a Stevie(R) Award in the Best Management Team category, showcasing the team's proven technology innovation and expertise in the travel and entertainment industry. The 6th Annual American Business Awards winners will be announced during the annual gala on Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

iSeatz, a provider of highly customized travel and entertainment solutions that power brand devotion and revenue for its clients, achieved record growth and successfully launched ground-breaking solutions during the past year. Notably, the iSeatz Management Team set an industry "first" by creating and launching the newly enhanced Delta.com web site, making Delta the only US airline to offer its customers an integrated one-stop travel shop. Likewise, iSeatz' financial services clients continue to stand out because of the successful loyalty programs that iSeatz has created, such as MasterCard's World Elite offering.

"This honor belongs to the entire iSeatz team for believing in our vision and creating solutions that have helped to drive technology adoption in the industry and produce measurable results for our clients," said Kenneth Purcell, Founder and CEO of iSeatz. "We are thrilled to be recognized for our success in introducing innovative solutions that enable leading companies around the globe to differentiate their loyalty programs, generate ancillary revenue and power brand devotion."

More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select the Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging during the week of May 19. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.

"ABA entries grew more than 30% this year, so being named a Finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. "This honor means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

Based in New Orleans and with offices in New York City, iSeatz serves industry leading clients including Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, Air Canada, Priceline.com, Southwest Airlines, MasterCard, Citigroup, and Travelocity.com. iSeatz was founded in 1999 and primarily serves the transportation and financial services industries.

More than 600 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend the annual gala on June 12th. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Liz Claman of FOX Business Network. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba

About iSeatz.com

iSeatz offers a highly customized travel and entertainment solution, comprised of a flexible booking engine and extensive network of sourced suppliers that it individually designs and deploys for each of its clients. By serving as the seamless bridge between its top-tier clients and network of Marketing Partners, the iSeatz solution enables clients to further differentiate their loyalty programs, generate ancillary revenue and power brand devotion. The iSeatz solution provides a single integration, enabling supplier direct-connects and immediate access to up to 60,000 international suppliers and products, and is delivered via a proprietary technology platform that drives repeat usage and advanced functionality. iSeatz also provides dedicated 24/7 multilingual customer support services to ensure satisfaction and productivity. To learn more about iSeatz.com visit www.iseatz.com

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars," Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com

CONTACT: Erika Freed, +1-917-359-7974, Erika@0to5.com, for iSeatz

Web site: http://www.iseatz.com/ http://www.stevieawards.com/ http://www.stevieawards.com/aba/