For the second year in a row, the University of Georgia Alumni Association has included Cumming-based Financial Benefit Group in its Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses.
The rankings for 2012 were announced during a recent celebration in Atlanta.
Financial Benefit Group, owned by 1989 UGA graduate Steve Voshall, ranked 81st this year.
The firm is an independently owned, full-service insurance agency focusing in the areas of investment services, life and health insurance and employee benefits.
In a statement, Voshall said it was "a huge honor to be selected for the second year in a row as one of the fastest growing Bulldog businesses."
According to a news release from the alumni association, the program began three years ago.
Atlanta CPA firm Gifford Hillegass and Ingwersen works with the group to verify the information submitted by each nominated company. It then ranks them based on compounded annual growth rate.
Nearly 800 nominations were submitted for this year’s listing.
The class of 2012 includes companies ranging in size and services, from athletics equipment producers to Web design and Internet marketing.
Several different areas of the country are represented, including companies from Connecticut, Nebraska, and New Mexico.
Deborah Dietzler, executive director of the alumni association, said in a statement that the group is "thrilled to honor our graduates who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence that bring honor to their alma mater."
"We are proud of the accomplishments of these alumni, whose achievements during the Great Recession are noteworthy indeed," she said.