Maryland Collection Agency Receives Numerous Honors as one of America's Fastest Growing Small and Female Owned Businesses

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A five year old debt collection agency in Maryland has been selected by Baltimore Smart CEO Magazine and Diversitybusiness.com as one of the top businesses in Maryland and the country in several growth categories.

ACCESS Receivables Management is pleased to announce its' selection by Baltimore Smart CEO magazine as one of the winners in the "FUTURE 50" category of fast growing companies. The list is comprised of the 50 fastest growing privately held firms in Maryland. The magazine will host a cocktail party on December 2, 2004 to present the awards.    

In addition, the company has also been selected today by Diversitybusiness.com in several categories for 2004 that include:

Top 100 Largest Diversity Owned Businesses in Maryland

Top 500 Women owned businesses in the U.S.

Top 100 Small Businesses in Maryland

CEO and Chief Operating Officer Debra Gillespie said, "Over the last five years, we have built our company from a startup with no clients to a thriving company with several hundred clients. As a small company in a very competitive industry, we realize that our future is dependent on our ability to out-perform and out-service our competitors. We have an exceptional staff that is passionate about the company and its' future. We are very proud of this accomplishment."

Tom Gillespie, President added, "From the very beginning, ACCESS has been an innovator in the debt collection industry. We were the first company to provide on-line client access in 1999 and also the first company to provide a dedicated website for debtor payment. Our newest program, SOXcess has just been launched to assist large companies in the receivables management aspects of their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. As a smaller company, we realize that our biggest selling point is our innovative approach to business and our staff’s unwavering commitment to excellence.”

ACCESS Receivables Management started in the basement of Debra Gillespie's home in 1998. Since that time, it has grown to over forty employees and almost $3.0 million in revenues. The company is a female owned business that specializes in business to business collections for insurance companies and Fortune 500 companies. It also services colleges and universities in the collection of student receivables. It represents clients throughout the United States.

Interested parties may call Tom Gillespie at 410-494-1751 or email tgillespie@access-receivables.com for more information.

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