Asian theme to honor the 24th annual Flying 40

Japanese art will honor this year’s annual Flying 40 awards event, scheduled for Wednesday at the Japanese Gardens inside the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens.

It’s a welcome return to the in-person festivities, after the pandemic forced the Flying 40 to stand in line last year for the first time since the annual event launched in 1998, the official said. event, Roberta Eads.

“We are delighted to be returning to an organized event,” said Eads. “We are expecting nearly 500 people.

The celebration will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Asian artistic themes, Asian food and desserts will be placed around the Japanese gardens. Guests can gather and walk to the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m.

This year’s awards are inscribed on a colorful Japanese landscape imprinted on a slate plaque.

Compiled by multinational accounting firm KPMG LLP from applications submitted earlier this year, the Flying 40 ranks companies by total revenue and percentage revenue growth.

There are three categories: high-growth companies regardless of their growth, high-growth companies with revenue over $ 10 million, and fastest-growing companies with revenue below 10 million. millions of dollars. Growth is measured over five years, from 2016 to 2020.

The Flying 40 awards will be presented to 32 companies this year, including eight that have shown strong endurance over five years, but whose growth has not made it into the top ten earnings lists. Eight others will receive a Falcon award, honorable mentions for companies whose strong growth shows strong potential for job creation in the future.

Sponsors for the event include Sandia Science and Technology Park Development Corp., Business Outlook, Delta Dental, KPMG LLP, New Mexico Bank & Trust, True Health New Mexico, OneTen Capital, New Mexico MEP, City of Albuquerque Economic Development and Admiral Beverage Corp. Community sponsors include the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, and the New Mexico Technology Council.

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