Bulldog 100 Announced


The University of Georgia Alumni Association's third annual Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses class of 2012 has been announced from a list of more than 700 nominations. The Bulldog 100 determines the fastest growing businesses that are owned or operated by UGA alumni each year.


As selection is based on annual growth, the list includes companies ranging in all sizes and services, from major investment and insurance firms to local interior design specialists. Several different areas of the country are represented, as well, including companies from Connecticut, Nebraska, and New Mexico.   


UGA alumni and friends will celebrate Bulldog 100 honorees at a banquet at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta on January 21, 2012. The evening will begin with a reception, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.  Keynote speaker, Deborah Norville, anchor of “Inside Edition” and 1979 Georgia graduate, will lead attendees to the highlight of the evening—the release of the final rankings and countdown of the 2012 Bulldog 100. 


Atlanta CPA firm Gifford, Hillegass and Ingwersen LLC verified the information submitted by each company and ranked the businesses based on a compounded annual growth rate during a three-year period.


Alumni Association Executive Director Deborah Dietzler said the Bulldog 100 celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of UGA graduates.


"All of these companies are to be congratulated for being among the Bulldog elite in the business world," said Dietzler. "The celebration and unveiling of the rankings will be a special and exciting evening."


For more information about the Bulldog 100 and to review an alphabetical list of the honorees, visit uga.edu/alumni/b100