Spiceworks wins recognition award for social media

By Jonathan BennettSpiceworks, which develops free social IT management applications that combine network management and help desk software through an online community, was recently named the winner of the Forrester Groundswell Award in the Business to Business Energizing category.The company was presented with the recognition award during the Forrester Consumer Forum 2010. There were more than 130 entries for the awards, which are held in four categories. These include Busin...
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Dwayne Wade receives his third NBA Cares award

By Tucker HarringtonDwayne Wade, the guard for the Miami Heat, was the recipient of the NBA Cares Community Assistant Award during the 2010 offseason.According to the NBA's website, Wade received the recognition award for his philanthropic efforts in his community. This prize is Wade's third, he was previously given the honor in 2004 and 2007. Some of his charitable involvement includes hosting his sixth annual basketball camp for 700 boys and girls from the Chicago...
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Tim Wakefield wins recognition award for baseball career, philanthropy

By Jonathan BennettThe Roberto Clemente Award is annually given to a player in Major League Baseball who exemplifies their baseball, sportsmanship and community involvement. The recognition award was named about the Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente.Tim Wakefield, who has played with the Boston Red Sox for the past 16 years, finally received the prize after eight tries, according to the Boston Herald. Wakefield was recognized for his support of the Jimmy Fund and Pitch...
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Physician recruiting website receives recognition award for innovation

By Abigail RichardsAs the business world is continually changing, it's important for companies to have a sense of innovation in order to stay ahead of the curve.LocumTenens.com, a physician recruiting firm, recently was given the Coles da Vinci award by the Coles Business College and the Center for Business Innovation & Creativity at Kennesaw State University. The recognition award is given to businesses that have a strong commitment to modernization."We are hon...
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Tufts physics student wins recognition award from nonprofit organization

By Tucker HarringtonLauren Wielgus, a senior at Tufts University, recently received a recognition award through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Wielgus was recognized for her interest in physics, which has caused her to travel to Scotland and Japan.Wielgus received the $10,000 scholarship, which was presented by the nonprofit organization, from astronaut and Tufts alum Rick Hauck, according to Wicked Local Somerville.The nonprofit foundation was established by the Mercu...
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Olympic medalist to receive recognition award for distance running

By Jonathan BennettPaul Tergat from Kenya, who has won the ING New York City Marathon in 2005 and is an Olympic medalist and Guinness Book of World Records holder, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Abebe Bikila Award.The recognition award, which is presented by the New York Road Runners (NYRR), has been presented every year since 1978 to a runner who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of distance running, according to Universal Sports.Previous winners fo...
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Rockies’ Gonzalez given National League recognition award

By Abigail RichardsWith the World Series underway, players on the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants vie for the top spot in baseball. However, the players whose teams did not make the cut are still receiving awards and trophies for their contributions to the normal regular season.Voted on by his peers, Carlos Gonzalez, who plays for the Colorado Rockies, was voted the most outstanding player in the National League, according to Purple Row. Gonzalez received the recogniti...
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Outstanding teachers nominated for crystal awards

By Abigail RichardsThe education sector can be demanding on many teachers, but those who go above and beyond in the profession to really help their students succeed are recognized for their work.The Salem-Keizer Education Foundation recently announced that 49 Oregon educators have been nominated for the 2010 Crystal Apple Awards, which is an annual event used to celebrate those who present excellence in education, according to StatesmanJournal.com.The presentation of the crys...
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Lake of the Torches Resort & Casino receives five recognition awards for graphic design

By Tucker HarringtonThe Lake of the Torches Resort & Casino, which is located in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, recently was given five recognition awards during the 10th Annual Graphics Excellence Awards, which is a statewide competition.The ceremony, which is hosted by the Printing Industries of Wisconsin, is a trade association for printing and graphic arts, presented the resort with the Award of Excellence for the Money Talks Direct Mail Postcard, Award of Excellence for...
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Charles Schwab gives recognition awards to those in the investing industry

By Jonathan BennettCharles Schwab, which provides custodial, operational and trading support for investment advisory firms, recently announced its winners for the 2010 IMPACT Awards, which recognize individuals for their independent financial advising.The winners were given their recognition awards during Schwab's IMPACT 2010 conference, which is one the largest annual gatherings of independent investment advisors in the country.Jane Williams, the co-founder, president a...
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