Perquest’s Online Payroll Service Named As Finalist In The 2009 American Business Awards

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Perquest, Inc., a national online payroll service company, was named as a finalist today in the 2009 Stevie Awards under the category of New Product or Service of the Year. Perquest was nominated for bring their innovative Software as a Service (SaaS) payroll to the twenty-first century by making the necessary and complex process of payroll easier for everyone.

The Stevie Awards are supported by the American Business Awards and recognize the countries top companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

Perquest was chosen as a finalist by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May. Perquest was commended for their overall outstanding performance as an innovative payroll provider and for their easy-to-use technology, affordability and superior client service.

“We are honored to be named a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Cheryl Paterson, Chief Information Officer for Perquest. “We have worked hard to build a quality reputation as a payroll industry leader. This nomination solidifies our efforts and inspires us to continue seeking new innovative ways to enhance our user experience with great products and superior service.”

Perquest was also nominated as the country’s favorite online payroll service provider in the first People’s Choice Stevie® Awards. Voting for the People’s Choice award will continue through Monday, June 1, 2009. The public is encouraged to visit and vote using the Stevie Award Vote for Us option. Representatives from the Stevie Awards will present two randomly chosen voters with $1,000 in gift cards.

“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 ABA’s thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives, and workers.”

Winners of the Stevie Awards will be decided by members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges, Advisors and their staff. The winners will be announced at the 7th Annual American Business Awards, scheduled to be held in New York on June 22.

To learn more about Perquest’s nomination, call Tamara Deverell, media contact for Perquest, Inc., at 510.740.6300, ext. 6402.

About Perquest Perquest is a better choice for payroll. We provide affordable online payroll services that eliminate errors, save time and reduce waste. Designed to mirror actual user needs and supported by responsive service professionals, Perquest makes payroll easy. Our commitment to delivering superior service is demonstrated in our user-friendly design, platform independent technology, experienced people and industry-leading, 95% client retention rate. For more information, please visit

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 and Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. To learn about The Stevie Awards or for a complete list of 2009 Finalists, visit

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Tamara Deverell
Perquest, Inc