Somerset, NJ (Dec. 10, 2015) — New Jersey SmartCEO and Headline Sponsors Norris McLaughlin & Marcus P.A. and Wilkin & Guttenplan P.C. are pleased to announce the 2016 Future 50 Award winners. The program recognizes the region’s 50 fastest-growing, mid-sized companies and 5 small Emerging Growth companies who have experienced outsized growth based on a combined three-year average of revenue and employee growth. The 2016 Future 50 winners collectively generate $5.2 billion in annual revenue and employ 14,960 individuals in New Jersey. This impressive group will be recognized in the March/April issue of New York SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a black-tie-optional awards ceremony on February 18, 2016 at The Palace at Somerset Park.
“Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that leading a fast-growing company is one of the most challenging and fun things an entrepreneur can do. Whether they’re just starting out or rapidly trying to scale an established operation, this year’s Future 50 winners have executed their growth visions year after year, created job opportunities and made our region a better place to work and live,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “There is nothing these amazing entrepreneurs can’t do if they put their minds to it. We honor them for their unwavering determination to rise above the rest and build the future of our region, our nation, and the world at large.”
More than 500 local business executives and guests are expected to attend this year’s black-tie-optional awards gala at The Palace at Somerset Park to celebrate the winners and their achievements. The rock ‘n’ roll-themed event will kick off with a cocktail reception and high-energy networking followed by a video-packed awards ceremony and seated dinner. The evening and celebration will culminate with dessert and additional networking.
About the Future 50 Awards
The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO awards program of the year. This program recognizes 50 of the region’s fastest growing mid-sized companies and 5 small “Emerging Growth” companies. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. The winners, chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth, are listed alphabetically, not ranked. The winners are profiled in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a black-tie-optional awards ceremony in February.
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Long Island, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.