The winners, announced March 26, 2013, were selected after a rigorous evaluation process, which began with nominations from local community members. Independent judges then analyzed nominees based on predetermined criteria such as profitability over a three-year period, current growth, marketing strategy and other accomplishments.
“The Best in Business Awards winners are in an elite group. Just being a finalist exhibited strong leadership, solid business plans and a positive company culture that results in growth and overall success,” said Kate Herman, president and publisher of the Nashville Business Journal. “The winner in their category took all of this to the next level. They stood out to our judges as epitomizing what companies should strive for in the Nashville business community.”
Supporting the lender’s spot on this year’s winner’s list, Churchill Mortgage remains dedicated to the Nashville community. The company recently named a winner of its Young Entrepreneur contest, which aims to support local business development and economic growth throughout Middle Tennessee. In addition, Churchill Mortgage launched a unique training program for recent college graduates designed to prepare young professionals for long-term careers. Furthermore, Churchill Mortgage continues to help dozens of local organizations and charities. In fact, the lender provided more than $500,000 in donations last year to benefit children and local communities.
“Recognized by Nashville Business Journal as a ‘Best in Business’ winner evidences our dedication to our community,” said Mike Hardwick, president of Churchill Mortgage. “As we grow, we look forward to continuing to provide employment throughout Middle Tennessee and supporting efforts to strengthen Nashville’s economy.”