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Release Date: 09.28.2007 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Atlanta Business Media

Catalyst Announces Award Winners

Atlanta's top entrepreneurs and small business operators to be recognized October 3, 2007

Catalyst magazine announces the winners of Catalyst's Top 25 Entrepreneurs and Ones to Watch Awards, recognizing those who are leading Atlanta's small- to mid-sized business community.

"We were very impressed with the caliber of the nominations and are pleased to showcase the entrepreneurial spirit that is thriving in Atlanta," explained Doug Billian Jr., publisher of Catalyst. "The event on October 3 will be a unique opportunity to celebrate the success of these outstanding companies and to honor their achievements."

The accounting firm of Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen, LLP, the Atlanta-based accounting and advisory firm, independently evaluated and verified the information submitted by the nominees. GH&I has teamed with Catalyst magazine to select this year's award winners and have been a meaningful partner since the award's inception.

After conducting field interviews, reviewing financial data, and compiling evaluation results, the selection team considered four equally weighted factors to rank this year's honorees: growth, profitability, sustainability and entrepreneurship. The winners will be announced in order at the Oct. 3 event, culminating in the presentation of a special award to the top winner.

Catalyst Top 25 Entrepreneurs

Abacus Solutions, LLC Patrick Hiller
Advocate Networks, LLC Scott Fogle
Anisa International, Inc. Anisa M. Telwar
Anteo Group, LLC Dion DeLoof
Beecher Carlson Tom Golub
BlueWave Computing, Inc. Steven Vicinanza
brian cork Human Capital Brian Patrick Cork
Caribe Ventures, Inc. Tarun Palep
Cornerstone Bank Chris H. Burnett
GV Financial Advisors Marc Lewyn
Hire Dynamics, LLC Dan Campbell, Jon Neff
IBT Enterprises, LLC Mylle Mangum
KnowledgeStorm, Inc. Kelly Gay
MDI Ella Koscik, Inc. Mitch Free Martin Fleischmann, Michael Levy
Omni Financial Services, Inc. Stephen M. Klein
Primrose School Franchising Company Jo Kirchner
Silverman Construction Program Management, Inc. Arnold P. Silverman
Spunlogic Jeff Hilimire
TDC Systems Integration Antonio Dozier
The PrivateBank-Georgia Brian D. Schmitt
Thompson Technologies, Inc. David Thompson
Triad Professional Services, LLC Mary B. Paris
TRX, Inc. Trip Davis

Catalyst Ones to Watch

Convention Models & Talent Agency, Inc. Shelly Justice
Hire Profile, Inc. Nancy Pineda
Intelligium Naushad Ahmed
Maxon Holdings, LLC Marc O'Connor
Red Restaurant Ventures, LLC Mike Blum

Winners will be featured online and in print, and will be honored during the awards celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007. Event details are as follows:

Date: Oct. 3, 2007

Place: TWELVE, Atlantic Station (361 17th St., Atlanta, GA 30363)

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Cocktail reception and buffet dinner
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Program

Price: $100 per ticket, or $900 per table of 10

Register individuals via or to purchase a table, contact Barbara Staradumsky via or 678-569-0310.

With questions, please contact Doug Billian Jr., publisher of Catalyst, via or 404-760-1226.

magazine provides resources to help entrepreneurs grow their business. Providing educational content and events, Catalyst connects Atlanta's top entrepreneurs to each other, to potential clients and to the business community at large, accelerating business for companies with fewer than 100 employees and under $40 million in revenue. Keep an eye on as the Web site will launch in the near future.

magazine is one of three titles in the Atlanta Business Media division of Billian Publishing, including Atlanta Woman and Business To Business magazines. Billian Publishing, Inc., has a successful 29-year publishing track record, producing consumer and trade magazines, directories, databases and Web sites for both the North American and international markets.

About Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen

Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen, LLP
is a full-service accounting, audit, business advisory, tax, and financial planning services provider, serving a wide variety of clients. GH&I is currently ranked by as one of the 15 largest firms of its type in the local Atlanta market. The Firm has also been rated among the Best of the Best nationally by Bowman's Accounting Report and Inside Public Accounting. GH&I serves a broad spectrum of middle-market clients, including corporations, closely-held businesses, partnerships, start-up companies, joint ventures, estates, trusts, nonprofit organizations, and high-net worth individuals.

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For further information, please contact:
Doug Billian Jr.

Carol Romashko
Director of Marketing
Atlanta Business Media
, a division of Billian Publishing

Steven R. Baldwin
Chief Executive Officer
Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen
Certified Public Accountants & Advisors
1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 300
Atlanta, Georgia 30338
(770) 396-1100 ( Main)

Contact Info

Contact Name: Carol Romashko

Company: Atlanta Business Media

Phone: 404-760-1210

Cell: 770-630-6000