McDonough, GA, July 16, 2012
Atlanta’s leading woman-owned transportation and logistics company, Bennett International Group has been awarded top honor as 2012 Family Business of the Year, in the large business category by the Cox Family Enterprise Center. The award ceremony, now in its 20th year of existence, will be held on November 14th, 2012 at Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. Each year the esteemed businesses nominated for the prestigious award are based on proven business success, positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategy.
As a distinguished finalist in past years, this marks the first win for Bennett as company of the year. “We are extremely excited that Bennett has been awarded this great honor,” said Lynette Alt Mathis, VP of Marketing at Bennett. “Our Bennett family has so many wonderful employees, agents, and owner/operators, many of which are real family members.”
Founded in 1974, Bennett has operated with efficiency to maintain continuous success. In recognition of an outstanding year of growth, Bennett has been honored by; the American Heart Association as a “Gold Fit-Friendly Company” for their importance on maintaining a healthy workplace for employees, and promoting a wellness living culture, honored by Diversitybusiness.com as a “Top 100 Diversity-Owned Business” in the U.S., honored by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a “Top 100 Workplace in Atlanta”, and awarded “Top Woman-Owned Company in Atlanta” for the ninth consecutive year by Atlanta Business Chronicle.
During a tough U.S. economic growth era, Bennett has improved strategic growth through successful business unit management, asset allocation and diversification, and commitment to employee retention and recruitment efforts. “Our strategic growth through the years has provided us with the opportunity to serve customers worldwide, and to generate job opportunities for families in communities across the United States of America,” commented Bennett’s President and CEO, Marcia Taylor.
As Bennett continues their legacy of success, they shift their focus to promoting more corporate giving initiatives with the founding of the Taylor Foundation. The Taylor Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to awarding project and general support grants focused on family values within communities.