The Olinger Group will be honored as one of the top 100 fastest growing Tiger businesses during the LSU 100 Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 8, 2011, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.
According to LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute Director of Development Jill Roshto, the LSU 100 celebrates the success of Louisiana State University graduates and recognizes the impact of LSU on the local, regional and national economies. LSU 100 is co-hosted by LSU and LSU SEI. The full list of winners is now available for viewing.
Jude Olinger, The Olinger Group’s Founder and CEO, is a graduate of LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business. “It is an honor for The Olinger Group to be recognized as a leader in the LSU business community,” said Olinger. “We have a number of LSU graduates in our company and everyone’s very excited to be involved in the inaugural LSU 100.”
“The Olinger Group is indicative of the Tiger-led businesses that we are looking for to show other Tigers from every college on campus what they need to do to be successful,” Roshto said. “We congratulate them on this achievement and look forward to their continued success.”
The Olinger Group met the following requirements for inclusion in the LSU 100:
- Has been in business for five years or more
- Has had verifiable revenues of $100,000 or more for the last calendar year
- A former LSU student owns at least 50 percent of the company or is a CEO, president or managing partner
- Operates in a manner consistent with the mission of LSU and LSU SEI
ABOUT THE OLINGER GROUP
The Olinger Group is a full-service market research firm that is an industry leader in innovation, project management and advanced analytics. Founded in 1994, the New Orleans-based firm specializes in helping companies in the retail, hospitality and healthcare industries find out more about customers’ behaviors and attitudes. The Olinger Group offers companies and organizations custom market research.
ABOUT THE LSU 100
The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, utilizes the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Fellows, LSU Executive Education and Social Entrepreneurship to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana and the nation.