UGA Alumni Association announces seventh annual Bulldog 100 list; eight Georgia Law grads named


UGA Alumni Association announces seventh annual Bulldog 100 list; eight Georgia Law grads named

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia Alumni Association has released the 2016 Bulldog 100. This annual program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. Nearly 400 nominations were submitted for the 2016 list.

Eight Georgia Law alumni and alumnae made the list, including: Robert B. "Rob" Brannen Jr. (J.D.'86), Glen M. Darbyshire (J.D.'84), Leamon R. "Lea" Holliday III (J.D.'70), Kathleen Horne (J.D.'76), Benjamin Hirsch "B.H." Levy Jr. (J.D.73) and Melanie M. Marks (J.D.'84) for Bouhan Falligant; Todd H. Stanton (J.D.'02) for Stanton Law; and Megan K. Ouzts (J.D.'05) for The Spotted Trotter.

The 2016 Bulldog 100 includes businesses of all sizes and from industries such as veterinary medicine, IT consulting and pest control. Several areas of the country are represented, including companies from as far north as New York and as far west as California. Of the 100 businesses, 80 are located within Georgia, and only two businesses have made the list all seven years: Mom Corps and Vino Venue/Atlanta Wine School.

The Atlanta office of Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors verified the information submitted by each company and ranked the businesses based on a compounded annual growth rate during a three-year period.

This year's list of fastest-growing businesses, in alphabetical order, is as follows: 6 Degrees Group, Alpharetta, Georgia Adaptive Medical Partners, Irving, Texas AED Brands LLC, Kennesaw, Georgia Agora, Athens, Georgia Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta, Georgia Astir IT Solutions Inc., South Plainfield, New Jersey Athens Bagel Company, Athens, Georgia Atlanta Dance Central, Roswell, Georgia Beaumont Pharmacy, Birmingham, Alabama Bitstream Consulting LLC, Atlanta, Georgia Blume Photography LLC, Watkinsville, Georgia Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia, Jesup, Georgia Books for Keeps, Athens, Georgia BOS Staffing, Athens, Georgia Bouhan Falligant LLP, Savannah, Georgia Boyce Design and Contracting, Atlanta, Georgia Breda Pest Management, Loganville, Georgia Builders Specialty Contractors, Boynton Beach, Florida CALIPSO LLC, Charleston, South Carolina CAMFormulas.com, Brooklyn, New York Capital Investment Advisors, Atlanta, Georgia Cay Insurance Services Inc., Savannah, Georgia Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, Chattanooga, Tennessee Cheeky Peach, Athens, Georgia Cindy Lynn Dunaway Interiors, Perry, Georgia C L J Insurance Group, Greensboro, Georgia CollegeTown Properties, Athens, Georgia Creative Pharmacist, Evans, Georgia DF International Group, Sunrise, Florida DPM Fragrance, Starkville, Mississippi Early Trucking Company, Arlington, Georgia Entourage Clothing & Accessories Inc., Comer, Georgia EOC¹, Alpharetta, Georgia Expert Computers Inc., Griffin, Georgia Fehrman Investment Group, Augusta, Georgia FirstAtlantic Bank, Jacksonville, Florida Forsyth Exterminating, Cumming, Georgia Full Media, Gainesville, Georgia Gayco Healthcare, Dublin, Georgia Greenbrier Family Dental, Evans, Georgia Hairbow Supplies Etc., Buford, Georgia Howell Orthodontics, Jefferson, Georgia i9 Sports of NW Gwinnett and Hall Counties, Suwanee, Georgia Inspect-All Services, Conyers, Georgia Ironwood Insurance Services LLC, Atlanta, Georgia J&M Pool Services LLC, Newnan, Georgia Jackrabbit Technologies, Huntersville, North Carolina Kabbage Inc., Atlanta, Georgia LAN Systems, Berkeley Lake, Georgia Liberty Technology, Griffin, Georgia Louie's Café, Cartersville, Georgia Marbury Creative Group, Duluth, Georgia Mather Economics, Atlanta, Georgia Meridian Management Group, Atlanta, Georgia Milestone Internet Marketing, Santa Clara, California Modern Image LLC, McLean, Virginia Mom Corps, Atlanta, Georgia Mullins Management and Entertainment, Augusta, Georgia Myrick Marine Contracting Corporation, Savannah, Georgia Nuçi's Space, Athens, Georgia Old Guard Graphics, Athens, Georgia Onward Reserve, Atlanta, Georgia Palmer & Cay LLC, Atlanta, Georgia Pawtropolis Inc., Bogart, Georgia PharmD on Demand Inc., Athens, Georgia Professional Benefits Consultants, Woodstock, Georgia Professional Technology Integration Inc., Norcross, Georgia Red Clay Communications Inc., Atlanta, Georgia RE/MAX Legends, Buford, Georgia Riverbend Environmental Inc., Watkinsville, Georgia Sally Williamson and Associates Inc., Atlanta, Georgia Scott Circle, Washington, D.C. SEA Atlanta, Johns Creek, Georgia Seacrest Partners Inc., Savannah, Georgia SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties, McDonough, Georgia Social Empowerment Center, Lawrenceville, Georgia Southern Star Pet Grooming and Boarding, Alexander City, Alabama Southern Tradition Tailgating, LLC, Starkville, Mississippi Specialized Veterinary Services, Fort Myers, Florida Stanton Law LLC, Atlanta, Georgia Strategic Management Decisions, Huntersville, North Carolina Sullivan & Schlieman Wealth Management LLC, Alpharetta, Georgia Terrapin Beer Company, Athens, Georgia The Spotted Trotter LLC, Atlanta, Georgia Towable Tailgates, Eatonton, Georgia Towersource Inc., Roswell, Georgia Tree Protection Supply, Newnan, Georgia Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance, Gainesville, Georgia TurnKey IT Solutions LLC, Marietta, Georgia Ultra Car Wash, Atlanta, Georgia Universal Servo Group LLC, Dawsonville, Georgia Verisail Partners, Atlanta, Georgia Vets Pets, Wilson, North Carolina Vickery Financial Services, Athens, Georgia Vino Venue/Atlanta Wine School, Dunwoody, Georgia Wela Strategies, Atlanta, Georgia Wier / Stewart, Augusta, Georgia Wood + Partners Inc., Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Your Pie Franchising, Athens, Georgia Zone Home Solutions, Buford, Georgia

The Bulldog 100 honorees will be celebrated Jan. 30 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The evening will begin with a reception, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. Registration, which is open to the public, will be available by mid-December at alumni.uga.edu/b100.

The awards ceremony will feature a keynote address by Jeff Dunn, CEO and president of C-Fresh, a division of Campbell Soup Company that includes Bolthouse Farms, Campbell's retail fresh soup unit, and Garden Fresh Gourmet. Dunn earned a bachelor's degree in 1980 from UGA's Terry College of Business.

The consumer strategist has helped grow companies large and small through brand and marketing innovation. He honed his marketing skills during two decades at Coca-Cola, where he oversaw all business in North and South America.

Following Dunn's remarks, members of the Student Alumni Council will lead the highlight of the evening-the release of the final rankings and countdown of the 2016 Bulldog 100.

"The Bulldog 100 Celebration is one of the most important events on UGA's calendar, and it is an inspiring way to kick off the New Year," said Meredith Gurley Johnson, UGA's executive director of alumni relations. "The excitement is palpable during this event and I always leave invigorated by the caliber of those in attendance. They are living examples of the quality of a UGA education."

To view the alphabetical list of honorees and to learn more about the Bulldog 100, including sponsorship opportunities, see www.alumni.uga.edu/b100.

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