GameWorks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Philip N. Kaplan was the
Gold Stevie winner in the Maverick of the Year – Consumer Services
category. The Company also earned the Silver Stevie Award in Achievement
in Management – Hospitality and Leisure.
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards
program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to
submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit,
large and small. Nicknamed the Steviesfor the Greek word
meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala
ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 11.
More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in
virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a
wide range of categories. More than 200 professionals worldwide
participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award
“Since joining GameWorks less than one year ago, we’ve been completely
focused on changing the trajectory of the Company. We are honored that
the judges recognized the accomplishments this team has achieved in such
a short time as well as the turnaround the Company is swiftly
undergoing. They took note of GameWorks’ recent transformation, path to
the future, and esports leadership role while citing the impact our new
leadership team is having in effecting change and creating renewed
growth. This can only be attained with the support and strength of a
committed team, which we certainly have at GameWorks nationwide. We
thank our dedicated employees, the Stevie Awards and the judges for this
prestigious recognition,” Kaplan commented.
“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were
outstanding. They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and
high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said
Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2019 Stevie
winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie
Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The
International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,
the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales &
Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000
entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring
organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the
Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
Sponsors of The 2019 American Business Awards include HCL America, John
Hancock Financial Services, and SoftPro. Learn more about the Stevie
Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
About GameWorks, Inc.
Inc. offers a full entertainment and dining experience for
millennials, teens and families, from seven locations nationwide,
including those in Virginia – Chesapeake, Denver – Northfield/Stapleton,
Las Vegas – Town Square, Minneapolis – Mall of America, Cincinnati –
Newport on the Levee (Ky.), Chicago – Schaumburg and Seattle – Downtown.
Each action-packed location ranges, on average, from between 20-30,000
square feet and features approximately 140 of the most popular arcade
and video games.
GameWorks is recognized nationally for its esports emphasis. All venues
feature modern, high-tech and high-touch esports
lounges. GameWorks created an atmosphere designed to meet the
comfort and optimum performance of gamers. Each full-service, premium
GameWorks esports lounge is equipped with, on average, 20-40 PCs and
consoles and an extensive library of approximately 100 of the most
popular, up-to-date video games. Venues host hundreds of tournaments and
events, attracting tens of thousands of guests annually, who
participate, play socially or are spectators. Other interactive
activities, ranging from laser tag, billiards and other special
attractions, are offered at various locations. Every location features The
Works Kitchen at GameWorks, a new, eclectic, chef-driven restaurant
concept that takes a Modern American spin on bar classics.
GameWorks also operates TableTop
Tap House, a top-rated restaurant, sports bar and social game hall
serving modern American tavern-style food and drinks in San Francisco.