Guardian Named Future 50 Winner

Nashville, Tenn. – The Guardian Group, Inc. has been named a 2008 Nashville Area Chamber
Future 50 company. The Future 50 is an annual recognition program celebrating the 50 fastest-growing, privately owned companies headquartered in Middle Tennessee. Guardian has seen an increase in revenue of 48 percent during the past fiscal year and anticipates a cumulative growth of 200 percent over the next three years. “Guardian’s spectacular growth, and the recognition we have received, is only made possible with our employees’ hard work and dedication” said Joe Owen, President and CEO.

“This year’s competition was made especially difficult by the high number of applications we received – as a matter of fact, the highest in almost four years,” said Charles Sueing, president of The Sueing Agency, Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services and chairman of the Chamber’s small business council. “It goes to show the strength of these companies, despite the challenges of a less-than-perfect economy.”

The Future 50 are identified through a nomination form, which includes questions about a company’s past and projected sales and employment growth. To be eligible, companies must be privately owned, headquartered in Middle Tennessee, have 10 or more employees or annual revenue of at least $500,000, and anticipate revenue and employment growth of 10 percent or more per year for the next three years. The nominations are collected by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and tabulated by KraftCPAs, the official accounting firm of the Future 50 Awards.

The Future 50 Awards are presented by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by Bank of America, The Tennessean, KraftCPAs, and Frost Brown Todd. The Guardian Group, Inc. will receive recognition as a Future 50 company in a special section published by the Tennessean and at a reception and awards dinner on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. For more information visit the Chamber’s website at and The Guardian Group’s website at