News Release

Safeguard Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in Two Highly Acclaimed Categories
15th Annual American Business Awards Highlight Safeguard’s D-News as ‘Best Newsletter Print Publication’ and BAM Team as ‘Support Team of the Year’

DALLAS, TX – Safeguard Business Systems, a subsidiary of the Deluxe Corporation and the provider of products, services and expertise designed to help businesses across North America grow, has been honored in two separate categories by one of the world’s premier business awards. Safeguard was named the winner of two bronze level Stevie® Awards in the “Best Newsletter or House Print Publication” and “Support Team of the Year” categories. The recognitions, announced on May 2, 2017, will be presented at the 15th Annual Stevie American Business Awards Gala in New York City.

The honors were earned based on Safeguard’s unique positioning in two distinct areas: its corporate newsletter and its Business Acquisitions and Mergers (BAM) Team.

Safeguard’s D-News (Distributor News) company newsletter offers unique insight into the printing and promotional brand. It is sent to corporate employees and to the brand’s network of more than 275 distributors, and not only provides a support system for sharing best practices but also serves as a tangible example of the latest printing advances, as it is printed in hard copy form utilizing state of the art methods employed by many of the distributors it reaches.

“Safeguard’s unique culture has always centered on strong internal communication, and we’re so proud to have this recognized by the panel of judges that gave us this honor,” said J.J. Sorrenti, President of Safeguard. “We created D-News to improve our internal communication and highlight brand news, but also to use it as a unique teaching tool for more than 1,000 monthly readers. This recognition reinforces how innovative this publication truly is and helps to further validate the value it provides to our distributor network.”

Safeguard’s second Stevie honor was awarded to the brand’s BAM team under the category of “Support Team of the Year.” The Safeguard BAM team continues to provide merger, acquisition, divestiture and coaching services to the Safeguard distributor network in support of acquisitive growth opportunities. The team’s more than 100 years of collective experience in the franchising and M&A markets has helped the group complete over 150 strategic transactions since 2008. The unique support structure presented by the Safeguard BAM team has been referred to as “trend-setting,” and helped the BAM Team earn the industry’s first Dealmaker of Year Award in 2014, presented by Franchise Times ® magazine.

“The BAM Team is dedicated to providing an unparalleled level of support through the entire life-cycle of a distributor’s relationship with Safeguard, and we’re so proud to have that differentiation point recognized by the Stevie Award judges” said R. Scott Sutton, Safeguard Vice President and leader of the BAM Team. “We’ve remained focused on helping Safeguard distributors grow and align themselves with best-in-class enterprises. We look forward to making 2017 our most successful year yet in assuring long term success for both the Safeguard brand, the distributors we support and thousands of Safeguard customers we serve.”

The Stevie® Awards will be presented to the winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on June 20, 2017.

For more than 60 years, Safeguard, through its network of distributors, has been providing the products, services and expertise needed by business owners to help their businesses grow. Through innovation, dedication and a commitment to quality and integrity, Safeguard has transformed itself from a small check printing business to a fully diversified business solutions enterprise. To learn more about Safeguard, please visit

Safeguard’s award-winning Business Acquisitions and Mergers (BAM) strategy is a game-changing formula in the marketplace with more than 100 transactions since the program’s inception in 2008. Through this relationship, sellers ensure the continuity and legacy of their businesses; employees have access to more resources, products and services to offer customers; customers are able to plug into a national footprint of support and infrastructure; and Safeguard gets to bring together talented and committed professionals who have a passion for meeting the needs of the customer. Within the network, Safeguard holds 11 of Print Solutions©right; Magazine’s Top 50 Distributors in the industry. To learn more about Safeguard, please visit, or follow us on Twitter