■ Big Ass Fan Co., the worldwide leader in high- performance ceiling fans, received a Gold Stevie Award and the title of Company of the Year — Manufacturing in the 10th annual American Business Awards in New York City. The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations — public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small — operating in the United States were eligible to submit nominations. More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process. Other companies recognized this year include Ford Motor Co., Herman Miller, MetLife, Southwest Airlines, Apple and DuPont.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners, announced June 18, are available at Stevieawards.com/aba.
■ Davonna Saier, founder of Eldercare Ease, has completed a comprehensive course through the Society of Certified Senior Advisors and has earned the designation of Certified Senior Advisor. SCSA is an international organization that has trained more than 30,000 professionals to meet the changing needs of a growing senior population.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo