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UGA Alumni Association announces Bulldog 100


The University of Georgia Alumni Association's second annual Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses class of 2011 has been announced from a nominated list of more than 700.

The list includes large companies, such as Aflac in Columbus, and small businesses, including Pigtails & Crewcuts in Roswell. From the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Vista Photonics in Sante Fe, N.M., the Bulldog 100 recognizes the fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.

An unveiling of the rankings will be held at a celebration Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.

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. GHI found the total revenue for the Bulldog 100 Class of 2011 is more than $19 billion and average revenue stands at $20 million.

Alumni Association Executive Director Deborah Dietzler said the Bulldog 100 celebrates UGA's entrepreneurial spirit.

"All of these companies are to be congratulated for being among the Bulldog elite in the business world," said Dietzler. "The 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, see www.uga.edu/alumni/bulldog100.