TBG and the Air National Guard – A Winning Combination

Greensboro, NC – January 14, 2009 – The Brooks Group and one of its major clients have been recognized as finalists for the 2009 Stevie® Awards. The Brooks Group’s IMPACT Selling® is being considered for “Sales Process of the Year” and the Air National Guard Recruiting and Retention Division is a strong candidate for “Hiring and Recruiting Program of the Year.”

The nomination for “Hiring and Recruiting Program of the Year” is just one of several highlights resulting from the firm’s recent work with the United States Air National Guard. Since partnering with The Brooks Group in 2007, The Air National Guard has completed their fiscal year 2008 recruiting cycle at over 106% of goal, despite the unique challenges posed by recruiting in a wartime environment. Meanwhile, The Brooks Group was selected out of more than 500 entries from companies of all sizes and industries.

The honors are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business accolade shows, including the prestigious American Business Awards.

“Being named a Finalist in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of international recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.” These nominations follow The Brooks Group’s 2006 win as Consulting Sales Organization of the Year. They also mark the fifth time since 2006 that The Brooks Group has been tapped for recognition of one of their flagship training and coaching programs.

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 organizations 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 www.StevieAwards.com.

About The Brooks Group

Founded in 1977, The Brooks Group has helped thousands of organizations in over 500 industries transform their business practices through practical, down-to-earth skills development in sales, sales management and personal performance growth. The Brooks Group offers its clients proven, best-practice tools – an easy-to-implement sales methodology, industry-leading reinforcement and accountability systems, and sales management training for performance coaching – all geared toward producing long-term, sustainable results.