Quilly Award

2016 National Academy of Best-Selling Authors® - The Quilly® Award

The Quilly Award is exclusively distributed at the Academy's Annual Golden Gala™ in Hollywood. This gala is a Hollywood-style, red carpet, celebration where authors can mingle and network among others who have also been able to achieve best-selling status.


Leadership Development

2016 American Leadership Award

Melissa D. Whitaker has been selected for the 2016 American Leadership Award amongst fellow executives and business leaders by the American Economic Institute (AEI).

Each year the AEI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies and certain executives within them that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of their firms through service to their clients and community.


Client Services Award

2016 Illinois Excellence Award - Client Services

Melissa Whitaker has been selected for the 2016 Illinois Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the American Economic Institute (AEI).

Each year the AEI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Companies of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Illinois is renowned for.


2015 American Leadership Award

2015 American Leadership Award

Melissa Whitaker has been selected for the 2015 American Leadership Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the American Economic Institute (AEI).

Each year the AEI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community.


2013 Illinois Excellence Award

2013 Illinois Excellence Award

Melissa Whitaker & Melissa Whitaker International has been selected for the 2013 Illinois Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC).

Each year the USIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Illinois is renowned for.