Select quotations from the Best in Biz Awards 2015 judging panel



Nicole Fallon, Business News Daily

“I’m honored to be a returning judge for the 2015 Best in Biz Awards,” said Nicole Fallon, Business News Daily, serving on the judging panel in her second Best in Biz Awards. “The entrants in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category truly understand what it means to bring something new and different to the table in a world where most companies just piggyback off something someone else has done. It was refreshing to read about these great companies working hard to get ahead of the demands of their respective industries.”


Jack Germain, ECT News Network

“The entries in this year’s App of the Year category were extremely competitive. The apps offered better business solutions to numerous essential markets. They pushed the use of mobile device productivity and business problem-solving to new levels of ingenuity,” said Jack Germain, ECT News Network, having judged every of the past five Best in Biz Awards programs. “Likewise, the judging criteria demanded insight into existing market strategies and technologies to separate the best of the best from the very impressive and the above average contenders. The winners in this category are also the business users and their customers who are better served by these App of the Year contestants.”


Mathew Schwartz, InfoRiskToday

“In the more than 15 years that I have been covering enterprise and consumer technology, it’s been fascinating to watch “old school” tools and technologies evolve for the cloud era,” said Mathew Schwartz, InfoRiskToday, returning to the Best in Biz Awards judging panel for the second time. “What struck me most about this year’s entries in the Best in Biz Awards were the businesses that — brandnames or not, long-established players or even more recently birthed organizations — continue to grapple with how to best reinvent themselves, and by doing so best tap the latest technology possibilities and capabilities for better attracting, retaining and serving their customers.”


Dale Dauten, King Features Syndicate

“What impressed me about this year’s entries was their depth, variety and energy,” said Dale Dauten, having served on every judging panel during the past five years of Best in Biz Awards. “Studying these entries, you feel the rush of relentless creativity. Hang on for the ride – the engine of innovation is racing ahead.”


Laurie Sullivan, MediaPost

“Entrants in the ‘Company of the Year’ category demonstrate that even large businesses with more than 100 employees are nimble and innovative,” said Laurie Sullivan, MediaPost, returning to the Best in Biz Awards judging panel. “It was difficult to separate the best of the very impressive companies in a group that clearly understands the forward-thinking strategies and tactics required to support customers.”


Brian Bandell, South Florida Business Journal

“Judging the 5th annual Best in Biz Awards was a difficult decision because all of the applicants in this year’s program were very impressive,” said Brian Bandell, South Florida Business Journal, returning to judge his third Best in Biz Awards.


Sheryl Nance-Nash, Upscale Magazine

“I must say that overall, I was very impressed with the entries,” said Sheryl Nance-Nash, Upscale Magazine, judging her first Best in Biz Awards. “It is clear that these companies have a real sense of what’s most important — what the pressing concerns for today’s small business owners are, and they are developing products and solutions that will help them succeed.”

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