Mesa, Ariz., May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- B2B CFO and Morgan Stanley Wealth Management recently announced the 2013 "Smart 25 Award" winners. The winners were honored at a formal awards ceremony and dinner reception that took place at Disneyland's Stage 17 on April 26. Now in its second year, the Smart 25 Awards program honors privately-held, growth-driven businesses across the nation for their contributions to the US economy.
"Privately-held businesses are the key players in our economy," said Jerry L. Mills, chief executive officer and founder of B2B CFO. "The truly dynamic companies that we are recognizing have consistent growth at the top of their agendas. Smart 25 Awards are a tribute to the success of these businesses. It is also a tribute to the vibrant business community of our country where people and businesses thrive despite the tough economic conditions. Hard work, smart and sometimes tough choices, perseverance and strong business ethics are reflected in each one of the honorees and in their businesses."
The Smart 25 Awards recognize dynamic, privately-held businesses that collectively created and added nearly 3000 new jobs. The revenue increase, measured over the period of the last three years, totaled $444,905,576 for the group. The winners were recognized across categories that included Growth Percentage, Jobs Added, Jobs Increase Percentage, Best Current Working Capital Ratio, Strongest Working Capital, and a new category for the 2013 awards - Smartest Business Growth Idea.
The following companies, listed in alphabetical order, were recognized as the 2013 Smart 25 Award winners:
· Advanced Mobile Integration
· Animal Critical Care & Emergency Services
· A.R. Machining, Inc.
· Bannockburn Global Forex
· InHouse, Inc.
· Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc.
· Legend Transportation Group
· Linus bike
· OnCue Staging, Inc.
· Plexus Worldwide
· Roberts Warehousing, Inc.
· SolTerra Systems
· Sun King Brewing Company, LLC
· Taphandles, LLC
· Trapp Online, LLC
"We are so proud of the accomplishments of each one of the businesses honored today," Mills said in his closing remarks. "Since 1963, each year the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. We feel that our Smart 25 Award program, which also shines the spotlight on the nation's finest entrepreneurs and their businesses, maximizes the national focus. We sincerely congratulate all of the Smart 25 Award winners. They are the leaders of today, and because of their hard work we can all look forward to a tomorrow where America is still the best country that's open for business."
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management was the presenting sponsor of this year's Smart 25 Awards. Stephen Fox, executive director, and Michael Brunner, senior vice president at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, presided over the award ceremonies.
ABOUT SMART 25 AWARDS
Honoring America's privately held companies for best practices in business and contributions to the economy through growth and job creation, The Smart 25 Awards is an annual program designed to spotlight the nation's leading entrepreneurs. Nominations for the 2014 program will open in the fall of 2013. To learn more about participation and sponsorship opportunities, please visit online at www.Smart25Awards.com
ABOUT B2B CFO
Headquartered in Mesa, Ariz., the firm was founded in 1987 by Jerry L. Mills who pioneered the "1099 CFO" concept. Today, B2B CFO is the nation's largest CFO services firm serving entrepreneurial, growth and mid-market companies. The firm's partners have an average of 25 years of experience and each individual partner is a senior level executive with a broad range of expertise. Please visit online at www.B2BCFO.com to find out more about the company. To find out more about CFO careers, please visit careers.b2bcfo.com
ABOUT MORGAN STANELY WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is the U.S. wealth management business of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is an industry leader, managing $1.7 trillion in client assets through a network of 17,000 representatives in 740 locations.
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is a global leader in wealth management, and provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.
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