Weather Trends International Named 2009 American Business Awards Finalist

May 21, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Bethlehem, PA (May 21, 2009) Weather Trends International, the global leader in year-ahead business weather guidance for retailers, suppliers, commodities and financial analysts is honored to be a finalist for the 2009 American Business Awards (Stevie Awards) "Most Innovative Company of the Year."

Weather Trends International competed against more than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry. "Despite very tough economic conditions, many organizations and individuals continue to perform well," said Michael Gallagher, Founder and President of The Stevie Awards. "The results of the 2009 ABAs thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives and workers." Stevie award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 22nd in New York City where more than 600 executives from around the country are expected to attend. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging that will continue through June 3. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.

"We are honored to be selected as a finalist in the 2009 American Business Awards," said Bill Kirk, CEO and Co-founder Weather Trends International. "Forecasting long-range weather a year-ahead all across the globe (20,000+ locations in nearly every country) is no easy task and something few if any companies even attempt to do. But, doing it with 80% or better accuracy by day/week a year-ahead for the past 7 years is truly unique technology. But Most importantly, it's our team of industry experts that help large retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Kohl's and suppliers like Sherwin-Williams, SC Johnson and Anheuser-Busch and financial analysts JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and CitiGroup make better informed business decisions that have generated 100 million plus dollar wins for our clients that is truly special. This ABA recognition is a testament to the contagious passion and dedication our employees have to make Weather Trends International the global leader in business weather guidance."

Details about the American Business (Stevie) Awards and the list of 2009 finalists are available at


Weather Trends International:
Bill Kirk, CEO
Phone +1 (610) 807-3585

About The Stevie Awards

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 Supporting sponsors of The 2009 American Business Awards include High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, Lifelock, RCN Corporation, Softpro, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsor is the Business TalkRadio Network. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

About Weather Trends International

The global leader of actionable year-ahead business weather guidance for retailers, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, agricultural firms, financial analysts, equity/energy/commodity traders, ski resorts and consumers. Clients include some of the worlds most respected and successful companies like Wal-Mart, ASDA, Target, Kohl's, Sherwin-Williams, AutoZone, Anheuser-Busch, Johnson & Johnson, SC Johnson, JP Morgan and over 100 others. Its business centric weather solutions and understanding of how consumers respond to the weather is used throughout organizations to help "manage the weather risk". Utilizing technology first developed in the early 1990s, Weather Trends International's unique statistical math based trade secret formula forecasting methodology projects temperature, precipitation and snowfall trends by day and week a year-ahead for 20,000+ locations across the entire globe with an industry leading 80%+ accuracy. Offices in New York, NY, Bethlehem, PA and Bentonville, AR. For more information visit or