The Smart 25 Awards (http://www.smart25award.com) were launched to coincide with B2B CFO’s 25th anniversary (http://www.b2bcfo.com), and recognize the critical components of best business practices that create jobs and improve the economy. Open to all growth-oriented, privately-held businesses from across the U.S., the awards honor companies and leaders for their significant accomplishments.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for southeastern Wisconsin companies that are leaders in water industries, technology and manufacturing to be recognized on a national stage,” said David Buslee, Milwaukee Partner of B2B CFO. “Our area is second to none in its ingenuity and workforce, and I hope to see a Badger State business among the winners.”
The nomination deadline is March 20. Honorees and finalists will be celebrated at a May 4 awards ceremony during B2B CFO’s annual National Partners Conference in Las Vegas.
Award categories are:
• Fastest Growing in Sales: Presented to companies that demonstrated strong sales growth between 2009-2011.
• Top Job Creators: Presented to companies that created the most jobs from 2009 to 2011.
• Largest Loan Secured: Presented to companies that secured the largest loan (single or cumulative) between 2009-2011.
• Best Working Capital Increase: Presented to companies that demonstrated the healthiest growth in their working capital.
"Businesses are thriving despite these tough economic conditions, and the Smart 25 Awards is our opportunity to celebrate and showcase their accomplishments,"
Company nominations and self-nominations will be accepted. Up to five finalists will be chosen for each category by a selection committee comprised of distinguished representatives from the media and financial community.
More details about the Smart 25 Awards – including qualification requirements – are available at www.smart25award.com, or by contacting Buslee at (262) 271-2522 or email@example.com.
More than 300 Partners and Service Providers are expected at the B2B CFO National Partners Conference, where the inaugural Smart 25 Awards will be presented. Conference sponsors include Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, SAP, Intuit and others.
“2012 marks a very big year for B2B CFO,” Mills said. “It’s our company’s 25th anniversary, and we cannot think of a better way to celebrate than by launching an awards program that recognizes other successful businesses.”