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December 4, 2017   Digest | UGA Alumni Association announces ninth annual Bulldog…

UGA Alumni Association announces ninth annual Bulldog 100 list

December 4, 2017

The University of Georgia Alumni Association has released the 2018 Bulldog 100. This annual program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. More than 500 nominations were submitted for the 2018 list.

The 2018 Bulldog 100 includes businesses of all sizes and from industries such as veterinary medicine, dining, IT consulting and fashion. Several areas of the country are represented, including companies from as far north as New York and as far west as California. Of the 100 businesses, 81 are located within Georgia.

The public, including UGA alumni and friends, is invited to celebrate the Bulldog 100 honorees at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency on Jan. 27. Registration is open at

The awards ceremony will feature a keynote address by alumna Amy Smilovic, founder and creative director of women's clothing and ­accessories brand Tibi, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Following Smilovic's remarks, the Alumni Association will recognize alumnus Michael Bryan, owner of Vino Venue/Atlanta Wine School-the only business to make the Bulldog 100 list eight consecutive years. Bryan passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer; the Michael Bryan Entrepreneurship Award, which will become an annual award, will be given to a 2018 Bulldog 100 business.

To view the alphabetical list of honorees and to learn more about the Bulldog 100, including sponsorship opportunities, see

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