Hive Group Honored as Stevie® Award Winners in 2024 American Business Awards®

by | Apr 25, 2024 | Featured

McLEAN, VA – April 25, 2024 – Hive Group was named the winner of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Awards in the categories of Medium-Sized Company of the Year (Business and Professional Services), Veteran-Owned Business of the Year, and Support Staffer of the Year, respectively, in The 22nd Annual American Business Awards® today.

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.

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. Hive Group received honors in each of the three categories in which it was nominated.

Stevies judges praised Hive Group for its financial growth and future prowess, and for the supportive, people-first environment it has created. They recognized its contributions to the Government Contracting sector as a Veteran-Owned business and its commitment to service through leadership.

Hive Group is particularly proud to recognize Michael Thoennes for his Bronze Stevie in the category of Support Staffer of the Year for his services in support of our GSA AAS client. The award reflects Michael’s dedication, innovation, and effectiveness in his role, highlighting his ability to exceed expectations and deliver tangible benefits to both our organization and our clients. Michael’s pivotal role in developing the Unified Financial Tracker (UFT) and the Recruiting Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) has significantly enhanced operational efficiency and facilitated better accounting practices for the large-scale government acquisitions that he and Hive Group support. His solutions have become standard processes, saving significant time and resources and ensuring efficient use of taxpayers’ dollars.

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 the 2024 ABAs and look forward to celebrating their achievements during our June 11 awards banquet in New York.”

About Hive Group

Hive Group is a HUBZone-certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in acquisition, program, and financial management, as well professional services including data analytics, financial solutions, human capital, training, and commercial staffing. Founded in 2018, Hive Group has developed business relationships with high-profile customers in the United States General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Defense (DOD). With 10 years of US military service experience at the heart of its leadership, Hive Group recognizes and utilizes the strengths of service in achieving mission success.

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