TravLynx Wins Gold Stevie Award for Sales Department of the Year

Steven Napoli with the Gold Stevie Award for Sales Department of the Year
The TravLynx Sales team, led by Director of Business Development, Steven Napoli was awarded the 2013 Sales Department of the Year.

“Our entire team is incredibly honored to be chosen for this award. We compete with very professional hospitality organizations and work hard to provide our clients the very best experience possible,” Kristin Intress, President and CEO of TravLynx, said.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales, contact center, and customer service awards.  The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM  and International Business AwardsSM.

More than 1,100 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition.  Finalists were determined by the average scores of 120 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges.  Entries were considered in 30 categories for customer service professionals, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year. 41 categories for sales professionals, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year of the Year were considered, and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers were also included.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at

Kristin Intress Named as Finalist in the 9th Annual Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor female executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run. These awards are not tied to a specific geographic location, instead, they honor women from around the globe.

This year, Kristin Intress, President and CEO of TravLynx was named a finalist in the category of Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Products- 11 to 2,500 Employees. Over 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration for a Stevie Award, in categories such as Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. All together, there were more than 90 categories with finalists being selected by more than 130 business professionals. The awards will be determined by five final judging committees.

“We’re very excited about this year’s finalists in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The judges have told me that they think this is the best and most inspiring crop of nominees we’ve ever had.  We look forward to seeing the judges’ final decisions.”

Employee Wellness Program Soars to New Heights

Motivated by Gigi Filippi, the TravLynx Wellness team, coordinated by Andrea Scruggs, has been making an impact in the workplace. The focus of the Wellness Committee is to encourage employees to make lifestyle changes that will help them live healthier lives. Some of tools that are provided include information focused on the fruit or vegetable of the month. Pictures of the selected item, along with information, are posted on company bulletin boards and shared in the break room. The Wellness Team has several exciting things in the work for the coming year, too.

In addition, Gigi and members of the team have been featured in the HBO documentary, “Weight of the Nation” which was also nominated for an Emmy.

The Hendersonville Standard recently published this interview with TravLynx President and CEO Kristin Intress, who discussed the program in more detail.