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Alumni Association to recognize second annual Bulldog 100 at Jan. 22 celebration

The UGA Alumni Association’s second annual Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses class of 2011 has been announced from a nominated list of more than 700.

The list includes large companies, such as Aflac in Columbus, and small businesses, including Pigtails & Crewcuts in Roswell. From the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Vista Photonics in Sante Fe, N.M., the Bulldog 100 recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.

An unveiling of the rankings will be held at a Jan. 22 celebration at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta.

Atlanta CPA firm Gifford, Hillegass and ­Ingwersen LLC verified the information submitted by each company and ranked the businesses based on a compounded annual growth rate during a three-year period. GHI found the total revenue for the Bulldog 100 Class of 2011 is more than $19 billion and average revenue stands at $20 million.

The Bulldog 100 celebrates UGA’s entrepreneurial spirit, according to Deborah Dietzler, executive director of the Alumni Association.

“All of these companies are to be congratulated for being among the Bulldog elite in the business world,” said Dietzler. “The unveiling of the rankings will be a special and exciting evening.”