Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, one of the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy providers, announced today that it has been selected as the 2011 SMART Awards recipient in the Healthcare & Life Sciences category by the Orlando Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
Each year ACG Orlando recognizes companies based on the value they bring to the region in terms of corporate culture, growth, business creativity and economic contribution. The SMART Awards is part of ACG Orlando's continuing commitment to facilitate relationships among middle-market companies, capital sources and professionals active in corporate finance throughout Central Florida.
Finalist companies were required to be in a current stage of growth with annual revenue or sales of $10 million to $1 billion. Qualifying companies also had to be headquartered in Central Florida.
From 29 finalists, nine winners in eight industry award categories were announced at the Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 25. More than 240 attendees enjoyed lunch and top-level networking. Finalists and guests were treated to an upbeat message from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Mayor Jacobs shared with the group that Orlando has passed NYC as number one tourism destination in the country with more than 50 million visitors in 2010 alone.
Carousel Capital is a private investment firm that invests in companies located in the Southeastern United States. Carousel’s investor base includes institutional investors and an elite group of more than 100 current and former CEOs with significant operating experience. Since its inception, Carousel has invested in 28 companies primarily in three targeted growth sectors: business services; consumer products and services; and healthcare services.