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Top Dallas entrepreneurs announced at Dallas 100™ Awards ceremony

November 15, 2012

Dallas (SMU) – Link America, LLC is the top entrepreneurial company based in Dallas in 2012. The announcement came at the Annual Dallas 100™ Awards Ceremony and Banquet Wednesday night at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

Link America, LLC is a high-growth supply chain management and professional services solutions provider to network service carriers, enterprise operators, and their supply chains.  The company, which came in at #2 in last year’s competition, was chosen as the top Dallas 100™ company because it had the biggest percentage sales increase and dollar growth from 2009 to 2011 as determined by the calculations of the accounting firm  BKD CPAs and Advisors.

Dallas 100™, founded by SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, honors the ingenuity, commitment and perseverance of the fastest growing privately-held entrepreneurial businesses in the Dallas area.  This is the 22nd year the Caruth Institute has organized this event.  Along with Link America, LLC, 99 other Dallas-based companies were ranked in order from 100 to one.  Each one was announced prior to the unveiling of the top Dallas 100™ company. 

The top 10 companies were given special recognition.  They are:

    1. Link America, LLC
    2. Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, LLC
    3. M.G. Bryan
    4. BioWorld Merchandising
    5. Getaroom.com
    6. Quest Resource Management
    7. US Power & Environmental, LLC
    8. MedSynergies
    9. New Century Hospice, Inc.
    10. Virtual Tech Gurus      

The twenty-first annual Dallas 100™ Awards Ceremony was presented by the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship along with sponsors including Executive Press, The Stewart Organization, Amegy Bank, Carr Intellectual Property Law, Evos Financial, The Intersect Group, CresaPartners, KRLD 1080 News Radio, Dallas Business Journal and BKD CPAs and Advisors. 

The founders originally came up with the entrepreneur awards concept in 1990, in the midst of another economically challenging time for the country.  The idea was, and still is, to shine the spotlight on the good news about fast growth companies in the Dallas area.  The event continues to recognize privately held corporations, proprietorships or partnerships headquartered in the area that don’t otherwise get attention, but which have created jobs and generated wealth for their founders and employees

 “The economy relies on entrepreneurs to rejuvenate our economic woes,” said Jerry White, event co-founder and director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at SMU Cox School of Business. “Entrepreneurs are fundamental change agents who derive innovation, build companies, create jobs and build the wealth of the nation.  In many ways, they are unsung economic heroes.”  

More than 1,000 guests filled the Meyerson Symphony Center for the evening.  A complete list of all Dallas 100™ companies for 2012, ranked from one to 100, follows:     

1

Link America, LLC

2

Wingspan Portfolio Advisors

3

M.G. Bryan Equipment Company, LP

4

BioWorld Merchandising, Inc.

5

Getaroom.com

6

Quest Resource Management

7

US Power & Environment, LLC

8

MedSynergies

9

New Century Hospice

10

Virtual Tech Gurus

11

Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc.

12

Genghis Grill

13

Projekt 202

14

Which Wich, Inc.

15

Tricolor Auto Group

16

Homeland Healthcare, Inc.

17

ESI/Employee Solutions, LP

18

Clearview Electric, Inc.

19

Alsbridge, Inc.

20

Bottle Rocket Apps

21

Ricochet Fuel Distributors, Inc.

22

First Choice Emergency Room

23

One Technologies, LP

24

Etherios

25

Shermco Industries

26

Godwin Ronquillo PC

27

GTN Technical Staffing

28

Elements International Group LLC

29

WorldLink, Inc.

30

LionsGate Homes

31

Medsys Group Consulting

32

Prime Controls, LP

33

SpeedFC, Inc.

34

Palm Beach Tan Inc.

35

Stream Realty Partners, L.P.

36

Innovative-IDM

37

Cogent Medical

38

Baja Auto Insurance

39

Electrical Distributors LLC

40

Argo

41

Tucker, Albin & Associates

42

Puente Enterprises, Inc.

43

Keste, LLC

44

Viverae

45

Truco Enterprises, LP

46

Maestro Personal Assistants

47

Front Burner Restaurants

48

Airband Communications

49

ISN Software Corp

50

Credera

51

PegasusAblon

52

Geoforce, Inc.

53

Anthony Travel, Inc.

54

CBG Surveying Inc.

55

Century Payments, Inc.

56

1000bulbs.com

57

Dhaliwal Laboratories

58

MHT Partners, L.P.

59

Precision Technology, Inc.

60

Andrews Logistics

61

Aspen Healthcare Services

62

PreMark Health Science, Inc.

63

Williams Financial Group

64

MultiCam Inc.

65

Fusion Solutions

66

System Services Inc.

67

BG Staffing

68

iConstruct, Inc.

69

Avio Consulting

70

FireHost

71

Fusion Packaging

72

Zodiac Valet Trash

73

Krypton Solutions

74

LiquidAgents Healthcare

75

Aerospace Quality Research & Development

76

Scott + Reid

77

Fusion Consulting

78

Synerzip LLC

79

Aprima Medical Software

80

Entercoms

81

The Pursuant Group, Inc.

82

Improving Enterprises

83

The Saxton Group

84

Milestone Electric

85

Tango Management Consulting

86

Xenosoft Technologies

87

Practice Support Resources, LLC

88

Traveling Coaches, Inc.

89

InStaff

90

Law Offices of Nick Nemeth, PLLC

91

Enkitec

92

Belmont Icehouse

93

JetPay, LLC

94

Riveron Consulting

95

Source Direct

96

National Circuit Assembly

97

VMG Health

98

MicroAccounting Solutions

99

Harris Design, Inc.

100

SAG, LLC

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