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Industry Veteran Patricia Thorp of rbb PR Firm Named a Finalist in the 7th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business


MIAMI – November 10, 2010 – Patricia Thorp, senior counselor with rbb Public Relations, a leading national marketing PR firm, has been named a finalist in the 2010 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, entrepreneurs and the organizations they run.

This marks the third time in four years Thorp has been nominated for a Stevie Award. This year she is a national finalist in the category for “Best Entrepreneur in an Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Business” with up to 100 employees. She was the founder and president for 21 years of Thorp & Company, a Miami PR firm, which specialized in reputation management and professional and financial services. Thorp sold her company to the award-winning PR firm of rbb Public Relations in September, for which she is now senior counselor of issues and reputation management. She was named a Stevie Awards finalist twice before in 2007 and 2008 in the “Women Helping Women” Award category.

The 7th Annual Steve Awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business AwardsSM. More than 1,200 entries – a record for the competition - were submitted this year for consideration in 54 categories. Winners will be announced at this year’s awards dinner on Friday, November 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

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

About rbb Public Relations
rbb Public Relations is an award-winning marketing PR firm with a national reputation for delivering results on par with the largest national firms, but with the individual attention of a boutique agency. Named The Holmes Report’s “2009 Boutique Agency of the Year” and PRWeek’s “2008 Agency of the Year,” rbb’s bilingual staff excels in media relations, corporate communications, digital/social media, product introductions, reputation management and crisis counseling. The firm’s capabilities encompass a variety of practice areas, including B2B, financial and professional services, consumer products, crisis communications, travel & leisure, health and fitness, real estate, and food and beverage. rbb is a founding member of the Converge network of PR firms. For more information, call (305) 448-7450 or visit


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