Avis Chairman and CEO, Ronald L. Nelson, with Julie Levi and Avis CFO, David B. Wyshner.
Parsippany, N.J., May 14, 2014- Avis Budget Group awards Progressive Promotions Inc. with the 2014 Diverse Business Enterprise Award, which recognizes an ACDBE, MBE, and WBE that have each shown exemplary innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit, and desire to succeed.
CEO Julie Levi was presented the award at Avis Budget Group’s world headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, where she, along with two other recipients, spent two days meeting with Avis Budget Group senior leadership executives, including CEO Ronald L. Nelson, CFO David B. Wyshner, and Thomas M. Gartland, President, North America. The Avis Budget Group executives addressed questions from award recipients, discussed best practices and provided insights for profitable growth.
Award winners were determined by a panel of judges who evaluated diverse business enterprises on a variety of criteria, including contribution to economic growth, quality of products and services provided, strategic approaches to innovation and cost-savings, customer satisfaction and a vision for the future. All recipients are certified through the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), or respective government agency.
“We were so thrilled and honored to be awarded the Avis-Budget Group Diverse Business Enterprise Award,” said Julie Levi, president and founder of Progressive Promotions, Inc. “The award affirms our unique approach as a strategic partner to customers such as the Avis-Budget Group, building their brands and enhancing their sales via creative and lasting premiums and promotional programs.”
About Progressive Promotions:
Founded in 1987, Progressive Promotions is a promotional products agency headquartered in Englewood, NJ. The company’s growth has been driven by its ability to help Fortune 500 companies strategically build brands and drive sales with unique promotional products that yield strong and measurable results. Some of the company’s clients include American Express, Avis Budget Group, DuPont, Kraft Foods, Ogilvy, and United Airlines in the US and in 62 countries around the world.
A certified women-owned business, 10% of Progressive Promotions suppliers are also minority or women-owned. In addition to being listed as one of Crain’s Top 25 Woman-Owned Companies, industry leaders have also awarded the company with the International Golden Pyramid Award for Creativity and, for three years in a row, the American Express Supplier Excellence Award.
CEO Julie Levi is a graduate of the prestigious Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Specialty Advertising Association of New York. Committed to the success of entrepreneurs, she is also a member of the Women President’s Organization (WPO), which awarded her the first Mary Lehman MacLachlan Award, honoring economic empowerment.
Progressive Promotions is a team of energetic and passionate professionals who create memorable branded premiums for its clients’ brands and corporate identity.
To learn more, please contact:
Ms. Donna Anastasio
Executive Vice President of Sales at Progressive Promotions
(201) 945-0500, ext.34