The award program recognizes outstanding companies and individuals for driving smart business growth in one of the toughest economies.
Honorees and finalists will be celebrated during the awards ceremony on April 26, 2013, at Studio 17 in Disney’s California Adventure Park, during B2B CFO’s annual National Partners Conference hosted by B2B CFO and Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
The Smart 25 Awards were launched to coincide with B2B CFO’s silver anniversary and recognize the critical components of best business practices that create jobs and improve the economy. Open to growth-oriented privately-held businesses with annual sales between $1 and $75 million in 2012 from around the United States. The awards honor companies and leaders for their significant accomplishments.
Award categories include:
* Three Year Gross Sales Average – Presented to companies that demonstrate strong sales growth over a period of three years 2010-2012.
* Top Job Creators – Presented to companies that created the most jobs over a period of three years 2010-2012.
* Best Working Capital – Presented to companies that demonstrate the healthiest growth in their working capital.
* Smartest Idea of the Year – The smartest idea that propelled sales from zero in 2011 to an amount in 2012
“The Smart 25 Awards is our opportunity to celebrate and showcase private businesses and their accomplishments despite the economic downturn this country has seen,” said Jerry L. Mills, founder and CEO of B2B CFO. “These awards recognize the smartest business practices and provide a platform for national exposure. We encourage the business community from around the nation get involved and get recognized for the great impact they are making in our economy every day.”
Company nominations and self-nominations are 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.
The B2B CFO National Partners Conference brings together Partners and service providers from around the country. More than 300 attendees are anticipated to participate.
“In 2012 we had several wonderful organizations apply for the Smart 25 Awards, companies that created dozens of jobs and created an extremely healthy working capital,” added Mills. “I can’t wait to see what the 2013 nominees bring to the table.”