by Lisa Grimaldi | November 01, 2004
The Incentive Marketing Association, based in Naperville, Ill., named the winners of its 2004 Circle of Excellence Awards for top incentive programs during the Motivation Show, held in Chicago Sept. 28-30.
    Top honors for best sales incentive program went to Atlanta-based USMotivation for the reward program the company created for tech firm Diebold.
    Regis Marketing, an incentive firm in New Berlin, Wis., won in the dealer/distributor incentive category for a program designed for Kohler Co., the bath and home furnishings company.
    The Carlstadt, N.J.-based IncentOne firm was awarded top prize in the employee recognition category; the winning program was created
for media conglomerate NBC Universal.
    In the training category, a program by Madrid, Spain-based Thinksmart for mobile phone company Amena took top honors.