SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group is proud to announce that owners Eric Castro, Robert Castro and Albert Crawford have been named as finalists for the prestigious Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year award. Award recipients in several national categories, as well the National Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 17th.
As finalists, Castro, Castro and Crawford have already been honored for building and growing a successful business. The three owners were named the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Financial Services category for the state of Florida, making them eligible for consideration for the national award.
Beverly Eha, Program Manager for Ernst & Young stated, "Albert, Bob and Eric are a prime example of what it means to be an entrepreneur today. The organizations Ernst & Young recognize are important to the economic growth in our country. The independent judging panel will base their decision on numerous criteria including vision, leadership, innovation, achievement, perseverance and the story behind the nominee's success."
Bankers Healthcare Group has established itself as the premier provider of financing solutions to healthcare professionals. With an initial investment of just $25,000, BHG's owners have built an organization that employs nearly 150, having facilitated more than $1 billion in commercial healthcare financing.
"Entrepreneurship continues to push our country forward through challenging economic times, creating jobs, spurring innovation and enriching our communities," said Albert Crawford, Chairman and CEO of Bankers Healthcare Group. "To be recognized by Ernst & Young and considered for this award with so many great business minds is a tremendous honor."
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 seven of the last eight 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.
SOURCE Bankers Healthcare Group