Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing for small- to medium-sized businesses, has been named a Top 100 Champion in the 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards. The awards are presented annually by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.com, online media outlets dedicated to the small business market. This marks the third year Paychex has been honored by the Small Business Influencer Awards. The past two years the company was recognized with honorable mentions. The Small Business Influencer Awards honor companies, organizations, apps, and people that have a made a significant impact on small businesses in North America through the products, services, knowledge, information, or support they provide. “The cornerstone of our company’s mission is to be an essential partner to America’s businesses,” said Martin Mucci, Paychex president and CEO. “With a focus on innovative technology and personal service, Paychex strives to provide solutions that help relieve small business owners from the administrative burdens of running a business. This honor certainly reaffirms that commitment.” The Small Business Influencer Awards are designed to recognize those working behind the scenes to support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Champions are chosen based on a combination of voting by the small business community and a panel of judges steeped in the small business market, who considered the contributions of the nominees over the past year. Over the past year, Paychex has introduced a number of products and initiatives to better serve small businesses nationwide. From enhanced mobile and reporting solutions to healthcare reform education, Paychex is shaping the way small business owners manage their businesses. "Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background,” says Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and one of the co-founders of the awards. “The Top 100 Champions have distinguished themselves in some way. We’re delighted to see the wide range of champions and honorable mentions this year – including nonprofits, academia, journalists who’ve spent decades covering small business issues, corporate leaders whose names may not be widely recognized but who impact small businesses by influencing the offerings within their companies, vendors large and small that support small businesses, analysts who aid our understanding of this market, and entrepreneurs who have a strong voice among their small business peers."
About the Small Business Influencer AwardsThe Small Business Influencer Awards, now in its third year, enable the small business community to nominate and show their support for those that influence and support them. The Awards have an open nomination period, followed by community voting, and then a judging period by a group of industry-knowledgeable judges. The Small Business Influencer Awards initiative is produced by Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, serving over 6,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders, and entrepreneurs annually; and SmallBizTechnology.com, a media company that produces online content and live events educating small and mid-sized companies on how to strategically use technology as a tool to grow their businesses. The awards can be found on the web at SMBInfluencers.com. About Paychex Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) is a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. The company offers comprehensive payroll services, including payroll processing, payroll tax administration, and employee pay services, including direct deposit, check signing, and Readychex®. Human resource services include 401(k) plan recordkeeping, section 125 plans, a professional employer organization, time and attendance solutions, and other administrative services for business. A variety of business insurance products, including group health and workers' compensation, are made available through Paychex Insurance Agency, Inc. Paychex was founded in 1971. With headquarters in Rochester, New York, the company has more than 100 offices serving approximately 570,000 payroll clients as of May 31, 2013. For more information about Paychex and our products, visit www.paychex.com. Stay Connected with Paychex Twitter: www.twitter.com/paychex Facebook: www.facebook.com/paychex LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/paychex/products