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Release Date: 10.03.2008 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Catalyst Magazine

Entrepreneur of the Year Named names Top 25 Entrepreneurs & Ones to Watch at Annual Event

ATLANTA — October 3, 2008 — Tyler Long, CEO of The Access Group of Companies, was named the Entrepreneur of the Year last night at's annual ceremony honoring the Top 25 Entrepreneurs & Ones to Watch.

"We have an incredible group this year," said Associate Publisher and Editor, Drew Ermenc. "All of those honored, and especially Long, embody the commitment, expertise and entrepreneurial spirit needed to be the leader of a successful enterprise."

Long's company experienced an impressive average annual growth of 195 percent over the past three years – representing only a fraction of the weighted criteria used to rank the honorees, which included growth, profitability, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

The premier event, held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, marked nearly 10 years that Catalyst has celebrated Atlanta's leading entrepreneurs and its dynamic small business community. Corporate sponsors of the event were Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen (GH&I), Atlanta Equity Investors and Silverpop.

With annual revenues ranging from $100,000 to $100 million, the 2008 Top Entrepreneurs & Ones to Watch award winners represent fast-growth companies in a wide range of industries, including professional services, technology, manufacturing, distribution, environmental services and telecommunications.

In order to determine the award winners, each nominee was interviewed and had their financial records evaluated by and accounting partner, Gifford Hillegass & Ingwersen, LLP (GH&I).

Visit for the rankings and descriptions of all the Top 25 Entrepreneurs & Ones to Watch and to view exclusive interviews from celebration of emerging business in Atlanta.
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