DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, the leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, has added more than 40 associates in South Florida over the past 12 months and plans to hire 50 more in the next 12.
This past February, the company moved to new corporate headquarters in Davie, Florida and recently held a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, August 21. Davie Mayor Judy Paul was in attendance. "We are thrilled that you're here in the town of Davie," she told the crowd before cutting the ribbon with BHG co-founders and brothers Bob and Eric Castro.
At the celebration, Broward Heart Walk Development Director Donna Byrne presented the company with a Gold Achievement Fit-Friendly Worksite Award on behalf of the American Heart Association. "This award shows that you as employees are doing the right things for health and wellness, and you're working for a company who is educating you in wellness, which is one of the most important things for the American Heart Association: to spread the wealth into the community," she said.
In addition, BHG President and Co-Founder Bob Castro presented a $10,000 check to the international relief and development organization, Food for the Poor, recently named the no. 1 charitable organization in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal. BHG's relocation also provided a donation of more than 150 extra desks, chairs and other office furniture valued at $35,000. The furnishings were sent to Jamaica, where they have been repurposed in schools and orphanages supported by Food for the Poor.
"The greatest part about our growth as a company has been the increasing opportunity to give back," said Bob Castro. "Food for the Poor is doing remarkable things to restore hope by meeting the needs of those in poverty or those facing disaster. We are proud to be one of their many supporters."
"The Grand Opening Celebration was a time to recognize how far we've come and get energized by the amount of opportunity that lies ahead," said BHG Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder Eric Castro. "We owe our success to the dedication of every single member of the BHG family. We are truly grateful to be working with such talented, driven individuals."
The new, modern space has generated buzz in publications such as The Boca Raton Observer and the Sun Sentinel and has received several awards for being an exciting, healthy workplace, including:
- South Florida's Top Workplaces, Sun Sentinel and Workplace Dynamics, 2015
- Business of the Year Finalist, South Florida Business Journal, 2015
- Fit-Friendly Worksite (Gold Achievement), American Heart Association, 2015
The company has continued to expand since moving in February. Two adjacent buildings were renovated to create four modern and colorfully decorated floors of workstations, meeting rooms and recreation facilities. In keeping with BHG's dedication to employee fitness and healthy lifestyle, the company's 128 employees in Davie have access to:
- Onsite gym facility (2,500 sq. ft.) and group fitness classes
- Personal trainer and nutritionist on staff
- Cafe with culinary team and healthy meal options (2,500 sq. ft.)
- Recreation area (800 sq. ft.) and multiple "chill-out" break rooms
About Bankers Healthcare Group
Since 2001, Bankers Healthcare Group has been committed to providing hassle-free financial solutions to healthcare professionals, including personal and commercial loans, credit cards and insurance services. BHG has provided more than $2 billion in funding to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. Inc. has recognized the company ten times for growth and job creation. For additional information, please visit www.bhg-inc.com.
Contact: Pat Harrigan (315) 671-4129
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SOURCE Bankers Healthcare Group