Cherry, Bekaert & Holland to Co-Present the Second Annual N.C. Mid-Market Fast 40 Program

National CPA Firm Joins Business North Carolina in Awards Program Recognizing the Leading Companies Contributing to Revenue And Employment Growth Across the State.

Raleigh, NC, May 31, 2012 --( Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H) (, one of the largest national public accounting and consulting firms headquartered in the Southeast, has announced that it has partnered with Business North Carolina magazine to present the second annual N.C. Mid-Market Fast 40 program to honor the leading companies contributing to revenue and employment growth across the state. Eligible companies must be headquartered in the state of North Carolina and be either privately owned or publicly traded commercial enterprises, not nonprofit. They must have annual revenue in the range of $15 million to $500 million and demonstrate sustained revenue and employment growth over the past three years. The top 20 companies in each of the following two categories are acknowledged as NC Mid-Market FAST 40 honorees: the Small-Middle Market category, for companies with revenues of $15 million to $100 million; and the Large-Middle Market category, for companies with revenues of $100 million to $500 million.

Nominations for companies close Friday, June 1, and applications for companies close Friday, June 22. Winners will be selected Monday, July 23 and featured in the December issue of Business North Carolina. The selection committee will evaluate all interested applicants and contact the finalists to schedule brief appointments to validate the submitted information and interview an executive for the related article. All reported revenue and employment figures will be verified by CB&H and are held in strict confidence subject to a standard confidentiality agreement and privacy policy. For more details including nominations and submissions forms for companies, visit

“We are pleased to work together again with Business North Carolina on compiling the winners of the N.C. Mid-Market Fast 40 program,” said Amanda Keefer, marketing manager for CB&H’s Raleigh practice. “These companies are the engines driving a good deal of our state’s economy and deserve to be recognized for their contributions. We encourage all eligible businesses to participate in the program.”

About Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P.:
For over 60 years, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H) has provided high-quality financial and management services to a diverse and successful client base. Currently ranked among the top accounting firms in the nation, CB&H is uniquely positioned to impart quality, cost-effective and practical advice to clients that include multinational corporations, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, emerging or startup firms, and successful individuals. For more information, visit

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