TAMPA, Fla. – April 2, 2013 – USF Alumni Association announces the inaugural 2013 USF Fast 56 presented by Hancock Bank. Companies on the USF Fast 56 list will be recognized at a sold-out awards reception and dinner on April 12, 6 p.m., in the USF Marshall Center Ballroom, where a ranking order will be revealed. The Keynote Speaker for the event is Daytona International Speedway President and fellow USF Bull Joie Chitwood III.
The USF Fast 56 Class of 2013 were ranked by percentage of cumulative annual growth in sales or revenue (net of returns), as documented by Ernst & Young, a public accounting firm based in Tampa. Companies were required to meet the following three criteria:
1) Business must have been in operation for a minimum of 36 months.
2) Business must have verifiable revenues of at least $250,000 for the most recent 12-month period.
3) Business must be owned or operated by a former USF student.
An alphabetical listing of companies in the 2013 USF Fast 56 can be found here: http://usfalumni.org/s/861/internal.aspx?sid=861&gid=1&pgid=2698
Presenting sponsor is Hancock Bank, Green & Gold Sponsor is Zimmerman Advertising, Event Sponsor is Ernest & Young and Media Sponsor is The Tampa Bay Times. For more about this annual awards competition, visit www.USFfast56.com.