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The Home Depot Backyard Honored as Four-Time Gold Stevie® Award Winner In 2024 American Business Awards®

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Stevie winners will be presented their awards on June 11 in New York

[ATLANTA, GA] – April 30, 2024 – The Home Depot Backyard was recently named the winner of four Gold Stevie® Awards in the categories of Conferences & Meetings - Healthcare &Wellness Event; Art, Entertainment & Public – Cultural Event; Art, Entertainment & Public - Celebration Event; and Art, Entertainment & Public - Festival in the 22nd Annual American Business Awards®.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations –public and private, for-profit, and non-profit, large, and small. 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 11. Tickets are now on sale.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Thought Leader of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. The Home Depot Backyard was nominated and awarded for the following:

Conferences & Meetings - Healthcare & Wellness Event for the 2024 Fitness on the Field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Art, Entertainment & Public – Cultural Event for BackYARD Fest: A Summertime Celebration of HBCUs and Family ((Summer Movie Series)

Art, Entertainment & Public - Cultural Event Art, Entertainment & Public -Celebration Event for Juneteenth: AJuneteenth:A Celebration of Black Culture through the Arts (Summer Movie Series)

Art, Entertainment, & Public - Festival forfor Fall-O-Ween: A Prehistoric Party 65 million Years in the Making

Erika Arms, Director for The Home Depot Backyard stated, "We’re honored to have four of our signature events acknowledged by the American Business Awards. This achievement is a true reflection of our team’s passion, innovation, and relentless pursuit of excellence. Additionally, our strategic collaboration with amazing partners and vendors to curate impactful, affordable programming has directly contributed to the celebrated success of Atlanta’s Best Backyard.”

More than 300 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“While growth in much of the world economy has recovered slowly from the COVID-19 pandemic, the American economy continues to show remarkable resilience and growth,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Miller. “Our 2024 Stevie winners have contributed to that successful recovery through their innovation, persistence, and hard work. We congratulate all our winners in the2024 ABAs and look forward to celebrating their achievements during our June 11awards banquet in New York.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2024Stevie winners are available at

The Home Depot Backyard was one of just 22 organizations nationwide to win three or more Gold Stevie Awards this year and has now won seven Gold Stevie Awards over the past two years.

To learn more about The Home Depot Backyard, visit or follow us at @thdbackyard on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok.

About The Home Depot Backyard

The Home Depot Backyard, Atlanta’s #BestBackyard, is an award-winning 11-acre multi-use green space in the heart of downtown, adjacent to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, that is full of unique opportunities for the local community and visitors alike. Serving the Atlanta community since 2018, The Home Depot Backyard provides a broad spectrum of programming for all audiences and has hosted a wide array of community events while also serving as the premier parking and tailgating destination for the Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Atlanta United (MLS),and other stadium events. The Home Depot Backyard focuses on three key pillars- Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness, and Inspired Learning - through offering a variety of activities from daily fitness classes to one-of-a-kind events focused on uplifting the community. To learn more about The Home Depot Backyard, visit or follow us at @thdbackyard on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok.   

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in nine programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Sales &Customer Service, and the new Stevie Awards for Technology Excellence. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. 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

Supporting sponsors of the 2024 American Business Awards include Melissa Sones Consulting and Soft Pro

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