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Posted: 10:31 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

UGA Alumni Association unveils annual Bulldog 100

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The University of Georgia Alumni Association recognized the 100 fastest-growing companies owned or operated by UGA alumni during the seventh annual Bulldog 100 Celebration Jan. 30 at the Atlanta Marri photo
The University of Georgia Alumni Association recognized the 100 fastest-growing companies owned or operated by UGA alumni during the seventh annual Bulldog 100 Celebration Jan. 30 at the Atlanta Marri

By Tim Bryant

From University of Georgia News Service...

The University of Georgia Alumni Association has released the 2017 Bulldog 100. This annual program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. More than 500 nominations were submitted for the 2017 list.

The 2017 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, 79 are located within Georgia, and only one business has made the list all eight years: 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
Activekidz and Adult Therapy Services, Monroe, Georgia
Adaptive Medical Partners, Irving, Texas
Advantage Design Group, Ponte Vedra, Florida
Agora Vintage, Athens, Georgia
American Shoring Inc., Conley, Georgia
Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta, Georgia
Applied Resource Group LLC, Roswell, Georgia 
Assurity Staffing Group, Alpharetta, Georgia 
Astir IT Solutions Inc., South Plainfield, New Jersey
Avid Bookshop LLC, Athens, Georgia
Awesome Incorporated, Atlanta, Georgia 
Bitstream Consulting LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia, Jesup, Georgia
Builders Specialty Contractors, Boynton Beach, Florida
Burney-Campbell Investments LLC, Watkinsville, Georgia
Butin Integrated Communications, St. Simons Island, Georgia
Callahan Industries Inc., Griffin, Georgia 
CAMFormulas.com, Brooklyn, New York
Chancy Drugs, Hahira, Georgia
Charlotte Lucas Interior Design, Charlotte, North Carolina 
Cheeky Peach Boutique, Athens, Georgia
Chicken Salad Chick, Auburn, Alabama
CollegeTown Properties, Athens, Georgia
Crate Services Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Crisp Video Group, Atlanta, Georgia
Cruise Planners, Decatur, Georgia
DPM Fragrance, Starkville, Mississippi
Entourage Clothing & Gifts, Athens, Georgia 
Extra Special People, Watkinsville, Georgia 
Fiddleheads Garden Center, Dalton, Georgia 
Fresh Bike Service Inc., Roswell, Georgia 
Georgia Civil Inc., Madison, Georgia
Head Over Heels Boutique Inc., Macon, Georgia 
Home Instead Senior Care of Valdosta Georgia, Valdosta, Georgia 
Hughey & Neuman Inc., Albany, Georgia 
Indusa Hospitality Group, Phenix City, Alabama 
Innovative Therapy Concepts LLC, Hawkinsville, Georgia
Inspect-All Services, Conyers, Georgia
J&M Pool Services, Newnan, Georgia
Jackrabbit Technologies, Huntersville, North Carolina
Joe Powell and Associates, Alpharetta, Georgia 
Kabbage Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Kellis Vegetation Management Inc., Columbiana, Alabama
Knight Johnson LLC, Atlanta, Georgia 
Lake Country Pharmacy & Compounding Center, Greensboro, Georgia 
Liberty Technology, Griffin, Georgia
Lorberbaum Odrezin & Associates, Birmingham, Alabama 
Mather Economics, Atlanta, Georgia
McGinn-Wilkins Automation, Athens, Georgia
Milestone Internet Marketing Inc., Santa Clara, California
Mindful Transitions LLC, Marietta, Georgia 
Modern Image LLC McLean, Virginia 
Old Guard Graphics, Athens, Georgia
Onward Reserve, Atlanta, Georgia
Palmer & Cay, Atlanta, Georgia
Pangea Financial Group, Miami, Florida 
Pawtropolis, Bogart, Georgia
Professional Benefits Consultants, Woodstock, Georgia
PharmD on Demand Inc., Athens, Georgia
Precision Frameworks LLC, Tucker, Georgia
Pro Buyers LLC, Oviedo, Florida
Purcell Group Real Estate Consultants, Athens, Georgia 
RAC Properties of Athens Inc., Bogart, Georgia 
RE/MAX Legends, Buford, Georgia
Red Barn Veterinary Hospital, Dahlonega, Georgia 
redbpower Company Inc., Statesboro, Georgia
Resource Alliance LLC, Alpharetta, Georgia 
Rev Coffee, Smyrna, Georgia 
Riverbend Environmental Inc., Watkinsville, Georgia
Rumor Boutique, Macon, Georgia 
Salon DM3, Hull, Georgia 
Sawyer & Latimer PA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Skyline Seven Real Estate LLC, Atlanta, Georgia 
SMD LLC, Huntersville, North Carolina
Smith Planning Group LLC, Watkinsville, Georgia 
Southeastern Consulting Services Inc., Monticello, Georgia 
Southern Demolition and Environmental, Atlanta, Georgia 
Southern Tradition Tailgating, Starkville, Mississippi
Specialized Veterinary Services, Fort Myers, Florida
Stanton Law LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
Starnes Publishing, Birmingham, Alabama 
Sunbelt Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 
TaxConnex LLC, Roswell, Georgia 
The Leaders Lyceum, Atlanta, Georgia 
The Service Fort, Atlanta, Georgia 
The Spanish Academy LLC, Atlanta, Georgia 
The Spotted Trotter, Atlanta, Georgia
The Stitchery, Rome, Georgia 
The Therapy SPOT LLC, Statesboro, Georgia
Towable Tailgates, Eatonton, Georgia
Two Maids & A Mop, Birmingham, Alabama 
Verisail Partners, Atlanta, Georgia
Vert, Atlanta, Georgia 
Vino Venue/Atlanta Wine School, Dunwoody, Georgia
Warner Robins Martial Arts, Warner Robins, Georgia 
Wela, Atlanta, Georgia
Williams Teusink LLC, Decatur, Georgia
Wilson Hutchison Realty LLC, Alpharetta, Georgia
Your Pie Franchising, Athens, Georgia

The public, including UGA alumni and friends, is invited to celebrate the Bulldog 100 honorees at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Feb. 4. The evening will begin with a reception, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. Registration is open at alumni.uga.edu/b100.

The awards ceremony will feature a keynote address by alumna Debbie Storey, retired executive vice president of Mobility Customer Service at AT&T and author of "Don't Downsize Your Dreams." Storey earned a Master of Business Administration in 2006 from Terry College of Business and a psychology degree from UGA in 1980.

While at AT&T, Storey also oversaw the award-winning AT&T University, and the company's efforts to leverage diversity and inclusion to drive innovation and growth. She serves on the Terry College Alumni Board and Dean's Advisory Council, the AT&T Performing Arts Center Board and the Baylor Health Care System Advisory Board.

Following Storey'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 2017 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."