Ross Wins in Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services – 10 or Less Employees Category
Durée Ross, president and founder of Fort Lauderdale-based full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm Durée & Company, Inc., was recently named the 2017 Bronze Stevie Award winner for Women in Business, in the Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services – 10 or Less Employees category.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.
The results — Gold, Silver and Bronze winners — were announced at the Stevies’ 14th annual awards dinner on Nov. 17 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Ross attended the event, where she received her award.
More than 1,500 nominations were submitted from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories. Finalists were selected by the average scores of more than 170 professionals worldwide on five specialized juries.
Ross founded Durée & Company in 1999 at age 24. An award-winning PR entrepreneur with a broad spectrum of experience spanning the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients, she has created and implemented numerous inventive public relations and marketing campaigns for an extensive client roster.
She has been nationally recognized for her ability to manage crises, develop brand messages, protect and build brand reputations and create content for digital platforms. Ross has mastered the “new” rules of public relations and marketing, utilizing new and expanding social media platforms – paving the way for future generations of PR professionals. She is a PR, marketing and special events expert/speaker.
In the past year, Durée & Company also won the prestigious 2017 Bulldog Stars of PR Silver Award, Small Agency of the Year category; and Ross was the recipient of the esteemed 2016 PR News’ Top Women in PR award. Ross has won a total of five additional Stevie Awards in 2014, 2013 and 2012.
“I am honored to be a winner of the 2017 Stevies Women in Business Awards,” said Ross. “For nearly 20 years, I have been building my agency to be one of the top PR, marketing and special events firms in South Florida, and this award reflects my and the firm’s many successes. I look forward to Durée & Company’s continued success in 2018.”
Rachel Sapoznik, CEO and president of Sapoznik Insurance, a Durée & Company client, also won a 2017 Stevie Award for Women in Business: Female Entrepreneur of the Year — Business Services — 11 to 2,500 Employees — All Other Industries. Sapoznik was also in attendance at the awards dinner in New York City.
About Durée & Company, Inc.
Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurants, public relations for law firms, public relations for charities, public relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach. To learn more, go to www.dureeandcompany.com, visit Durée & Company on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DureeAndCompany, Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DureeAndCompany or YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/DureeAndCompany, or call 954-723-9350.