COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cowboy Outfitters of Highlands, Texas is among the top 100 companies named to the 5th Annual Aggie 100 honoring the fastest-growing companies in the world owned or operated by Texas A&M University former students and is a program of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in Texas A&M University's Mays Business School. Cowboy Outfitters was recognized as number 24 on the list.
Cowboy Outfitters was founded over 10 years ago to provide the highest quality modern western wear and authentic old-style western clothing including cowboy clothes, boots, saddles and gear. The design of many of their cowboy clothes and western apparel is based on actual items used and worn by the cowboys of the Old West.
According to John Adams, graduate of Texas A&M and owner of Cowboy Outfitters: "We are very proud to have been honored by this award. We appreciate the efforts of our employees, suppliers and of course our customers led us to this award."
The 100 Aggie-owned or managed companies with the highest compound annual revenue growth from 2006 to 2008 were recognized at a formal luncheon at Texas A&M University on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009.
"Texas A&M University and the Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship have built a tradition of pride among former students who have been named to the 2009 Aggie 100, as well as those who have made it any point in our history," said Dr. Richard H. Lester, Executive Director of the Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. "We are extremely proud to honor such fine businesses honored and even more proud that they speak to the legacy of the values Texas A&M instills in all of our students."
The Aggie 100 list in its entirety may be viewed at www.aggie100.com.
About the Aggie 100
The Aggie 100 program, one-of-a-kind at the college level, was created by Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, whose mission is to provide encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. The Aggie 100 is a unique way for Texas A&M University to demonstrate its pride in the accomplishments of its former students while enriching the educational experience for today's students.
While there are many ways to define business success, the Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an indicator of job creation, product acceptance and entrepreneurial vision. The Aggie 100 program identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world.
Companies were required to meet the following criteria:
- In business for 5 years or more as of June 30, 2009,
- Verifiable revenues of $100,000 or more for calendar year 2006, and
- Operations consistent with the Aggie Code of Honor.
Additionally, the company had to meet one of the following leadership criteria:
- A Texas A&M University former student or group of former students must have owned 50% or more of the company from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2008,
- A Texas A&M University former student must have served as the company's chief executive (for example chairman, CEO, president or managing partner) from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2008, or
- A Texas A&M University former student must have founded the company and been active as a member of its most senior management team from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2008.
About The Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship
The Texas A&M Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship provides encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. Founded in 1999, the Center is part of Mays Business School's Department of Management. The Center enhances student education through campus speakers, competitions, work experiences and financial support. The Texas A&M faculty and Office of Technology Commercialization benefit from the Center's educational programs, extensive business community network and the entrepreneurial services.
The Center also reaches out to the state's business community offering educational programs, business assistance and access to University resources. The Center is supported by corporate and individual members and sponsors who believe in the value of an entrepreneurial education program and the value of Texas businesses working with Texas A&M University.
Contact: John Adams Phone: 281.426.2756
SOURCE Cowboy Outfitters