04/26/2013 02:15 PM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute celebrated the third annual
LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses on Friday, April 26, during an Honoree Luncheon
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. During the event, each company was individually recognized
according to their ranking.
Cordina New Orleans Cocktails of New Orleans was honored as the #1 – 2013 LSU 100:
Fastest Growing Tiger Business. Craig Cordes, co-founder and Tiger leader, stated,
“It is an honor to be recognized as the number one company of this year’s LSU 100.
You never know when you’re going to come up with the next big business idea, and we
are thrilled that ours has taken off like it has. I encourage anyone with an entrepreneurial
spirit to go for their goals. Who knows, you might have the next number one idea!”
The LSU 100 celebrates the success of former LSU students and recognizes the impact
of LSU on the local, regional and national economies. According to LSU SEI Director
of Development Lisa O’Beirne, the 100 fastest growing Tiger businesses were identified
independently by Postlethwaite & Netterville, which calculated each company’s compounded
growth from 2009-2011.
“The LSU 100 provides the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute a wonderful opportunity
to engage our alumni and promote interaction and mentorship with current students,”
The 2013 LSU 100 class consists of nine business that are veteran owned, 14 that are
family owned, 30 that operate internationally, and 25 that are on the list for the
third straight year.
To view the complete list of the 2013 LSU 100 honorees, visit www.lsu100.com.
Partners of the 2013 LSU 100 included Postlethwaite & Netterville; CompuFlow Solutions;
DSC Dredge LLC; Homeland Healthcare Inc.; Gatorworks; Keys Graphics LLC; Last In Concepts;
LSU Alumni Association; Mele Printing; Otey White & Associates; Research in Action;
Safety Management Systems LLC; Shoreline Energy LLC; and Taylor, Porter, Brooks &
For more information, contact O’Beirne at email@example.com or call 225-578-0313. Nominations for the 2014 LSU 100 class will open Oct. 1, 2013.
The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College
of Business, utilizes the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, LSU Executive Education,
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, and the Distinguished Entrepreneur
Speaker Series to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to positively impact
students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana and the nation.
For more information, visit http://sei.lsu.edu or call 225-578-0313.
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013