The Barbour Group Earns Position on the Inc 500 / 5000 list

September 20, 2011 - Westminster, MD

The Barbour Group Earns Position on the Inc 500 / 5000 list

Leading Maryland- Based Surety Brokerage Firm Makes Inc. 5000 for 4th Year in a Row

The Barbour Group is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2011 Inc.500/5000 30th annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. With a consistent 3- year 45% growth rate, The Barbour Group secured the #39 spot in industry ranking and ranked 66 in the Baltimore region.

Founded in 2002, as an independent insurance agency focused on construction bonding and commercial insurance, The Barbour Group, is known for its passionate approach to helping small businesses find bonding solutions. Led by Karen Barbour, who also recently received the SmartCEO Magazine’s 2011 Brava Award, which recognizes top female business leaders and recently received an extension on her appointment on Maryland Governor O’Malley’s Commission on Small Business, The Barbour Group, has achieved success in providing surety bonding for the construction industry in more than 30 states and 4 international countries, while also impacting public policy to continue to advocate on the behalf of small businesses.

Over the last 9 years, The Barbour Group has become nationally known as one of the most knowledgeable and creative brokers in the business, providing a full spectrum of surety bonding solutions for small to mid-sized Construction Firm, Federal Contractors and Fortune 1,000 companies, such as Hensel Phelps and Bally Technologies.

“We are proud to be recognized for our 4th straight year as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies,” said Karen Barbour, President & CEO of The Barbour Group. “This is a true testament to the commitment and dedication of The Barbour Group team and their hard work.”

The 30th Annual Inc. 500 / 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony takes place September 22- 24, 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. 5000 community, both a new class of Inc. 5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 23–25, 2009, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

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