Bankers Healthcare Group Owners Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Recipients in Florida
Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in Financial Services category
ORLANDO, Fla., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP announced that Eric Castro, Robert Castro, and Albert Crawford, owners of Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc., received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Financial Services category in Florida. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Albert, Eric and Robert were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 14 at the Hilton Orlando.
Bankers Healthcare Group has established itself as the premier provider of financing solutions to medical professionals nationwide. With an initial investment of just $25,000, BHG's owners have built an organization that employs 120, having facilitated more than $1 billion in medical practice financing.
"It's an honor to win such a prestigious award and to be recognized by a firm like Ernst & Young. Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our great country and the formula for a strong economy, providing innovation, opportunity and jobs," said Robert Castro, Owner and President of BHG. "We would also like to thank every BHG employee for the outstanding effort they put forth each day. We could not have achieved this without them."
Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.
As Florida award recipients, BHG's owners are now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc.
Since 1992, Bankers Healthcare Group has been providing financing solutions to healthcare professionals throughout the United States. In 2012, Dun & Bradstreet ranked BHG's financial stability in the top 2% of companies in the financial sector. BHG has also been named to Inc. magazine's list of America's fastest growing companies in six of the last seven years.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
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