The high caliber of businesses recognized by Business Leader Media this evening showcases the fact that, even though the world economy is still in flux, businesses in our home state are surviving and even thriving, thanks to the hard work and dedication of all their employees.
Greensboro, NC (Vocus) June 26, 2009
Stearns Financial Services Group was named one of the Top 100 Small Businesses in North Carolina by Business Leader Media. The announcement was made at the Business Leader Media Awards dinner on June 17, 2009 at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro.
Business Leader limited the criteria for this award to include only companies (1) with 100 employees or less and (2) that do the majority of their business in North Carolina. These businesses were chosen from over 284 nominations and represent companies that have demonstrated significant business achievement and community involvement within the state of North Carolina. Each company's 1-year revenue growth, 5-year revenue growth, business achievements, and community involvement were evaluated. A community vote amongst finalists was used as part of the criteria in determining the rankings 1-100.
"We are honored to be the only financial services company chosen in the Top 100 and to be listed among so many successful North Carolina companies," says Dennis Stearns, CFP®, president of Stearns Financial Services Group. "The high caliber of businesses recognized by Business Leader Media this evening showcases the fact that, even though the world economy is still in flux, businesses in our home state are surviving and even thriving, thanks to the hard work and dedication of all their employees."
Dennis Stearns, was also recently named the 2008 Business Leader Media Triad Entrepreneur of the Year, the only financial services firm to win the award in 2008 in the Business Leader multi-state network. Stearns was also honored by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and was named Small Business Advocate of the Year for 2009. Stearns has been called one of the "leading futurists in the financial planning industry" by the Financial Planning Association and has led numerous think tanks on the economy, investing trends and sound retirement planning.
Stearns Financial Services Group (http://www.sfsg.net) is located at 324 West Wendover Avenue, Suite 204 in Greensboro. Stearns Financial Services Group is a fee-only wealth management firm and investment advisor. SFSG offers comprehensive financial planning and investment management services to individuals, businesses and foundations. At SFSG, they know energetic planning pays off.
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