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SurePayroll nominated for award for Illinois jobs

Posted on July 18, 2011

SurePayroll was listed as a finalist for a prominent award regarding Illinois jobs.

Illinois unemployment has been decreasing overall, thanks to the infusion of jobs and companies such as SurePayroll.

SurePayroll, its President and CEO Michael Alter, and Chief Technology Officer Michael Fineberg have been named finalists for the 2011 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS Awards.

SurePayroll is a finalist for the Lighthouse Award, which honors the company that has taken a leading role in the national information technology industry and best represents the growth of the Illinois technology industry. SurePayroll came to market in 2000, revolutionizing payroll processing for small businesses by giving them a more convenient online alternative to phone-in / fax-in payroll methods. Today, over 32,000 customers nationwide use SurePayroll to process payroll online in fewer than 2 minutes or even in seconds when using SurePayroll’s Mobile Payroll app.

Michael Alter is a finalist for the CEO of the Year Award, which honors the CEO who has led extraordinary business growth of their technology company over the last year. Alter, a cofounder of SurePayroll, took the company from a startup concept in 2000 to the country’s largest full-service online payroll service that processes more than $12 billion dollars in payroll transactions yearly. He recently headed a search for a corporate parent that resulted in numerous interested buyers and the ultimate sale of the company to publically traded Paychex, Inc (NASDAQ: PAYX).

Michael Fineberg is a finalist for Technologist of the Year Award, which honors the individual whose talent has championed true technology innovation. Fineberg, who has been leading all of SurePayroll’s technology efforts since 2000, created the country’s first online payroll process that allows a user to complete payroll and handle taxes in just 2 minutes. He also introduced the first mobile payroll app, and invented the proprietary technology that allows banking partners to use a private label version of SurePayroll’s service and offer it to their small business customers.

Public voting runs from April 18-29, 2011. Winners will be determined by composite score (50 percent judges; 50 percent community voting) in all categories except the CityLIGHTS Award, which is determined solely by the ITA Board of Directors. Votes can be submitted through end of day on April 29, 2011.

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