Advance Financial Wins Gold in 2017 One Planet Awards
Family-owned company received awards in two categories for significant growth in 2017
Nashville-based financial services company Advance Financial
was recognized for the second year in a row as a winner in the One Planet® Business and Professional Excellence Awards
. The company was named the Gold Level winner in both the Fastest Growing Company of the Year and Corporate Milestone of the Year categories.
The One Planet Awards is the world’s premier awards program honoring business and professional excellence in every industry around the globe.
“Last year was a monumental year for our company as we grew exponentially across Tennessee and brought our services to residents in six neighboring states,” said Tina Hodges, CEO and chief experience officer for Advance Financial. “I am very proud of our team for their hard work throughout the year; this recognition belongs to them. Thank you to the One Planet Awards for enabling us to honor the people who make Advance Financial the success that it is.”
Both award recognitions were based on the company’s growth in the past year. In 2017 Advance Financial was named one of Nashville’s fastest growing companies and earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the sixth year in a row. The company opened 10 new locations throughout Tennessee, including its first stores in the Tri-Cities and West Tennessee, and began offering its loan services online to residents in Alabama, California, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah and Virginia. With these expansions Advance Financial hired more than 100 new employees in one year.
As part of its commitment to the communities it serves, the Advance Financial Foundation made a charitable contribution to each local market at the grand openings of its new stores. The Foundation donated $4,000 to these communities through such organizations as the local Boys and Girls Club, 4-H or similar programs within its focus areas of education, health and wellness.
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