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LINCOLN, NE, September 10th, 2020 – THE BLOC was named the winner of a BRONZE Stevie® Award in the MOST VALUABLE NON-PROFIT RESPONSE category in The 17th Annual International Business Awards® today.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2020 IBAs received entries from organizations in 63 nations and territories.

As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will prevent winners from receiving their awards on stage during a traditional gala IBA banquet, winners will be celebrated instead during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, 1 December.

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. The Bloc, Inc. won in the Most Valuable Non-Profit Response category for Non-Profit Organizations.

“It's important to remember the difference that we can make. It’s not always about being the largest, most comprehensive, or the loudest. In The Bloc’s example, we see how communities can create an impact on a global scale - right from our own backyard. Through the dedication, hard work, and perseverance The Bloc’s collaborative effort has helped save countless lives and provide relief to those in need - across borders. Grow, learn, be proud of your accomplishments - and don't be afraid to ask for support from other organizations. Together, we can achieve more!” – IBA Judges.

Receiving this award is a testament to our mission and vision of positively impacting many lives in the community. I am very excited about the future and I would like to congratulate The Bloc’s team for their hard work and dedication. Also, we wouldn’t be here without the support of our community partners, especially all the cell leads from the 228 Defeat COVID-19 project. Thank you!” -- Philipe Bruce

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from July through early September.

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at


Here at THE BLOC, we empower communities to change the quality of life of all community members. We know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion for the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors, we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs and the love for our community, locally, nationally, and globally.

About the Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa 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 nominations 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. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


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