We were thrilled to learn a few months ago that TGK had been chosen as one of the University of Georgia’s Top 100 “Best Bulldog Businesses.” And at the awards banquet this weekend, we learned that TGK ranks #14 out of those 100 amazing companies, in terms of our rate of growth! Color us green with excitement!
Melissa and Kristen had big plans to travel down to Atlanta to attend the super fancy awards gala, but were sidelined by the snowstorm that hit North Carolina. So I, their intrepid blogger (and fellow UGA alum), braved the nasty Atlanta drizzle to attend in their stead. Oh, what a rough life I lead …
My sweet husband and I were wined and dined at the fancy Intercontinental Hotel among such illustrious alums as the CEO of AFLAC and the founders of numerous innovative corporations, not to mention a few old faces we hadn’t seen in years. (My husband was most impressed by the appearance of UGA Athletic Director Damon Evans, naturally.)
Unfortunately, my bum camera failed to capture any of the Kodak moments, but we will post some of the “official” event photos once we can get our hands on them. Until then, we’ll leave you with this quote from the University’s press release on the event:
â€œThe Green Kangaroo should be congratulated for being among the first selection of Bulldog 100 companies,â€ said Deborah Dietzler, Executive Director of the UGA Alumni Association. â€œWith more than 400 nominees representing businesses from throughout the United States, it is a true achievement to be selected.â€