NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville-based financial services company Advance Financial was named a 2017 winner for Company of the Year in the 15th Annual American Business Awards. The company received the bronze award for large companies (more than 250 employees and more than $50 million in revenue) in the Financial Services category.
The American Business Awards, also known as The Stevie Awards, is the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the United States are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
“It is a great honor for our company to be recognized for our growth and our commitment to the financial well-being of the communities we serve throughout Tennessee,” said Pat Conroy, chief financial officer for Advance Financial. “For more than 20 years, we have worked hard to reach more people who need our assistance and to do our part to support the communities in which our offices are located. It has been – and continues to be – a very rewarding experience.”
Advance Financial was honored for its growth within the financial services industry and its significant commitment to community service and corporate responsibility. In 2016 the company not only continued its expansion throughout the state – opening new stores in Middle and East Tennessee – but also began offering its FLEX loans online to residents in Missouri, Kansas, Idaho and Utah. The company topped its community service efforts from the year before by volunteering a total of 1,803.25 hours and contributing $276,765 to organizations and programs through the Advance Financial Foundation. In celebration of its 20th anniversary in the fall of 2016, Advance Financial also contributed $300,000 towards the revitalization of Nashville’s Parthenon and Centennial Park.
More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration this year in a wide range of categories. More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.
“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA