AnswerFirst Communications, an international telephone answering service, messaging service and customer service solutions provider has been nominated by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for the Fast 50 Awards.
AnswerFirst Communications, an international live telephone answering service and customer service solutions company specializing in answering services, messaging services, virtual receptionist and call center solutions announced that they have been nominated for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards.
According to their website, the TBBJ is a division of The Business Journals, a media solutions platform for companies targeting business decisions makers that provides comprehensive coverage of business news from a local, regional and national perspective. The TBBJ is the Tampa Bay area TBJ publication that circulates over 9,000 printed publications each month while also receiving more than 175,000 monthly visitors to their website. The TBBJ also holds 11 annual events including the Fast 50 Awards. The Fast 50 is a list of the fastest growing privately held companies in Tampa Bay with rankings based on percentage of annual growth over a three year period. Companies on the Fast 50 list must meet the following criteria: the company must be privately held and locally owned, it must be headquartered in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk or Sarasota counties, the company must have been in operation since 2008 or prior, and the company must have had annual revenue of at least $1 million in 2011 with no revenue requirement for the years 2009 and 2010 as long as revenue has grown each year. Each year, the final rankings are revealed at an awards luncheon with the top 5 companies receiving special recognition.
Matt Herron, AnswerFirst’s CEO, stated,
The economy has been very weak these past few years, but we’ve been able to continually improve the efficiency of our business model, hire the right team members and invest in effective marketing techniques; these are just a few of the administrative decisions that have allowed us to grow in this rough economic climate. I feel fortunate that we are able to employ people during a time when many Americans are out of work and I’m very proud of our entire team for making this nomination possible.”