Blake Willson Group, LLC Ranks No. 793 on the 2019 Inc. Magazine Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) August 19, 2019

Inc. Magazine revealed on August 14th, 2019 Blake Willson Group, LLC ranked No. 793 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies based on percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, amongst other requirements, companies must have been founded and generating at least $100,000 revenue in 2015 and at least $2,000,000 revenue in 2018.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Blake Willson Group is honored to be named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. Being ranked on the same list as some of the country’s most successful and innovative companies, is a testament to how great of a team we have at Blake Willson Group. We share this achievement with all those who have helped us reach this important milestone,” said RJ Blake, the founder and President & CEO.

Drew Griffin, Sr. Vice President added, “despite inherent challenges faced by all start-up small businesses, we are proud to see substantial revenue growth year over year since 2014. We believe this is attributed to our steadfast commitment to the firm’s core values and only hiring individuals that share in those values, most importantly servant leadership. “

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found here.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10th to 12th, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

About Blake Willson Group, LLC:

Licensed CPA firm with a skilled team of dynamic individuals dedicated to providing timely, cost-effective, and forward-thinking solutions to customers. Based in the Washington, D.C. metro area, the firm holds Department of VA-certified (CVE) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) status and is an SBA 8(a) program participant, and is ISO 9001/2015 certified.

Media Contact:

Kit Meyer, CPA, PMP

kmeyer@blakewillsongroup.com

571-527-9534 (cell)

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Finalists in 2019 Stevie Awards for Great Employers Announced

FAIRFAX, Va. (PRWEB) August 19, 2019

Finalists in the 2019 (fourth annual) Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, an international competition, were announced today. The awards recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.

Among the organizations with the most Finalist nominations are IBM Corporation, worldwide (23), Advisor Group, USA (16), ej4, USA (12), QNB Finansbank, Turkey (eight), Everise, Singapore (six), Cisco, worldwide (five), TOFAS Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi AS, Turkey (five), and KocDigital A.S., Turkey (five).

For a full list of finalists by category, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

All finalists will ultimately be named Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winners. The placements will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, September 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Tickets are now on sale. The presentations will be broadcast live via Livestream.

More than 600 nominations from organizations from 24 nations were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 60 professionals worldwide, acting as judges. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

  • Employer of the Year
  • HR Achievements
  • HR Individual Awards
  • HR Team Categories
  • Solution Provider Awards
  • More than 50 New Product & Service Categories

Stevie Award placements in the 35 Employer of the Year categories will be determined by a unique blending of the ratings of professionals and the votes of the general public. More than 29,000 votes were cast by members of the public for their favorite employer this year.

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards® and American Business Awards®.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Announces New Medical Device for Scoliosis Treatment Approved by FDA

PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) August 16, 2019

A new medical device for treating scoliosis, curvature of the spine, has received FDA approval, providing an alternative that both corrects the curve and maintains flexibility in the spine.

The FDA’s clearance is for The Tether™, which uses patented methods and techniques developed by medical staff of Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Philadelphia. It is the first commercially available product used specifically for VBT, anterior vertebral body tethering, a surgical procedure for patients with scoliosis who meet very specific criteria. VBT is an alternative to spinal fusion procedures.

Children worldwide are affected by scoliosis, and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia has an extensive scoliosis program designed to treat all forms of the condition, using every non-surgical and surgical option available.

Since 2011, the Philadelphia Shriners Hospitals for Children has offered VBT as an option for patients who meet specific criteria. VBT is a promising alternative for certain patients with scoliosis who are still growing and for whom surgery is indicated.

How it works

Instead of using metal rods, VBT uses a strong, flexible cord to gently pull on the outside of a scoliosis curve to straighten the spine. A screw is placed in each vertebra of the curve and then attached to the flexible cord with the spine in a straighter position. Scoliosis progression is stopped, the spine is realigned and can continue to grow, and flexibility is maintained. As the child grows, it is anticipated that curve progression will be halted and the spine will remain straight.

The Tether straightens the spine using the patient’s growth process. The pressure from the cord slows the growth on the tall side of the vertebra, so that the short side can grow and catch up. This novel technology allows for both correction and continued motion at the levels of the spine treated, unlike fusion surgeries. As an emerging treatment for a small patient population, this system is being made available through the FDA’s humanitarian device exemption (HDE) pathway.

Innovative approach

The Philadelphia Shriners Hospitals for Children medical staff developed the methods and techniques underlying VBT and has worked closely with the FDA and industry partners to bring this product to approval, demonstrating our commitment to transforming the lives of children.

“The ability to utilize a child’s growth to correct the curve in their back is a leap in the way these children are treated – properly selected patients can achieve curve correction while maintaining mobility,” said Amer Samdani, chief of surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia.

Customized treatment

Whether a child has common idiopathic adolescent scoliosis or a highly complex spine deformity, they deserve an individualized treatment plan utilizing the most advanced and innovative techniques. The spine team at the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital takes a fully integrated team approach to the treatment of pediatric spine conditions, with a focus on early detection and fusionless treatments for the growing spine, as well as offering minimally invasive and advanced surgical techniques for those children who require spinal fusions.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to offering our patients high quality, compassionate care and the most innovative treatment options in order for them to have the best chance for full recovery and the ability to pursue their dreams.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children improves the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding educational programs for medical professionals. Children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of the families’ ability to pay, and receive all care and services in a compassionate, family-centered environment. For more information, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

Fast facts: Scoliosis

The key in all care and treatments of scoliosis is prevention; the earlier detection happens in children and adolescents, the better possible outcomes.

There are many types of scoliosis:

  • Neuromuscular scoliosis, related to underlying conditions affecting the nerves, including cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
  • Scoliosis associated with a syndrome or other condition such as Marfan syndrome
  • Congenital scoliosis, associated with malformed vertebra (bones in the spine) and/or ribs
  • Idiopathic scoliosis, not related to another condition

About Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering

  • 450 VBT procedures have been completed at the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital since 2011.
  • As with all medical care and procedures, results differ based on individual patients.
  • Patients who opt for the tethering procedure can return to their routine activities, including sports, after about one month. In comparison, after a spinal fusion, it can take six months to a year to reach that point.
  • Tethering may be an option for adolescent patients with scoliosis for whom wearing a brace is difficult for physical and/or psychosocial reasons.

Media Assets:

  • Interview with Dr. Samdani

https://shriners.vids.io/videos/489ddab91214e3cdc0/dr-samdani-vt-fda-mp4

  • Two clips with patient reviewing x-ray and post-operative results

https://shriners.vids.io/videos/a09ddab91215ebc628/vt-fda-broll-mp4

Contact:

Mel Bower, Shriners Hospitals for Children

813-233-6836

mbower(at)shrinenet.org

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