SAS received two awards in the Stevie business competition sponsored by the American Business Awards.

Jim Goodnight was named Best Executive.

SAS also was cited as the best communications organization.

SAS had been nominated for six awards in all. Winners were announced Monday.

“SAS’ success is the result of the hard work of nearly 10,000 people around the globe,” said Goodnight in a statement. “I simply facilitate a creative environment where people can create great software and foster long-term relationships with our customers. I would like to thank the American Business Awards for this honor, and my employees for making it possible.”

SAS was a finalist in best marketing executive, best new product/service, best ad campaign, and best demo.

Art.com in Raleigh won a Stevie award for best e-commerce site.

Stevie is taken from the Greek word for crowned.

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