The Barbour Group is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2011 Inc.500/5000 30th annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independentminded entrepreneurs. With a consistent three- year 45 percent growth rate, The Barbour Group secured the 39th spot in industry ranking and ranked 66 in the Baltimore region.

Founded in 2002, as an independent insurance agency focused on construction bonding and commercial insurance, The Barbour Group, is known for its passionate approach to helping small businesses find bonding solutions. Led by Karen Barbour, who also recently received the SmartCEO Magazine’s 2011 Brava Award, which recognizes top female business leaders and recently received an extension on her appointment on Maryland Governor O’Malley’s Commission on Small Business, The Barbour Group, has achieved success in providing surety bonding for the construction industry in more than 30 states and 4 international countries, while also impacting public policy to continue to advocate on the behalf of small businesses.

The 30th Annual Inc. 500 / 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony took place September 22-24, 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC.