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HPG Receives Pinnacle Entrepreneurial Award

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 21, 2009) – Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, the largest locally owned and managed, independent CPA firm in North Carolina, announces today that it is a recipient of the 2009 Pinnacle Small Business Entrepreneurial Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Marking the 25th anniversary for the awards, the May 19, 2009 ceremony was held at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Only one company in each size category is chosen for this award. HPG is recognized for outstanding entrepreneurship in the 26-100 employees category. Winners are selected by an independent group of judges based on demonstrating staying power, innovation, and community involvement.

“It is a privilege for HPG to attend the Pinnacle Business Awards celebration, and an even greater honor to receive the Pinnacle Entrepreneurial Award,” says Kent Pittman, HPG partner and executive committee member, who accepted the award. “This event highlights the most successful companies and entrepreneurs in the Triangle, and we are pleased to be acknowledged among them.”

HPG is no stranger to recognitions for excellence. The firm is recognized as a 2008 Top 10 small business in North Carolina by Business Leader Magazine, as well as a Bravo Award winner presented by Metro Magazine on behalf of its readers. Several HPG partners are also the recipients of excellence awards including the CED Outstanding Service and Entrepreneurial awards, Business Leader Magazine’s Impact Financial Leader and Dealmaker recognitions, and the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Women in Business awards.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):

HPG is the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. Furthermore, Business Leader magazine ranked HPG as the fifth most successful small business in North Carolina in 2008. HPG is able to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients through the CPAmerica firm network of 701 offices worldwide. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax, and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, and providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom line by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. Visit