Bioengineering Group Honored as the Fastest Growing Company of 2009 at the Sixth Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Salem, MA – November 30, 2009 – Bioengineering Group, a woman-owned science and engineering consulting and design firm, was honored as the Fastest Growing Company of 2009 at the sixth annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Massachusetts-based company was recognized for doubling its staff size and sales in 2008–achieving a 100% increase in revenue and scaling up from 34 to 72 employees. Bioengineering Group founder and CEO, Wendi Goldsmith, accepted the award during award ceremonies held recently in New York City.

“Our entire Bioengineering Group team is honored to win this Stevie Award, and fortunate to have grown during most of our 18 years in business. Having also felt the pain of an entrepreneurial near-death experience, I am especially grateful to be growing during today’s rough economy,” said Goldsmith. “I believe our current outstanding growth stems from our conviction and success in sustainable design which is in high demand from our clients. We see interest in sustainability continuing to expand in the future, and hope that trend brings continued opportunity not only to our firm, but to all who embrace it.”

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. This year’s winners were selected from over 1,110 nominations across 54 categories. In addition to their award for Fastest Growing Company of the Year, Bioengineering Group and Goldsmith were named as finalists in three other categories: Best Entrepreneur – Service Business, Environmental Stewardship Program of the Year, and Website of the Year.

Bioengineering Group Honored as Fastest Growing Company of the Year

“This Award is a major achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate Bioengineering Group for their impressive business model. It means that independent business executives from all over the world recognize the firm’s success.”

Proponents of early adoption of sustainable technologies, applying a proven tailored interdisciplinary approach to solving problems, Bioengineering Group is known by clients as a leader in ecologically-sensitive development and public infrastructure work. Current projects of the firm include providing engineering, program management, and construction management on the largest design-build civil works project in US history–the $1.3 billion Inner Harbor Navigation Canal project now in construction to provide hurricane protection for the City of New Orleans. The firm is also providing design, environmental consulting, and sustainable site planning for private corporations, institutions, and public agencies on large-scale projects.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.

About Bioengineering Group

Bioengineering Group is a woman-owned science and engineering consulting and design firm headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts. The firm of 75 provides a full range of science, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction management services with a mission of “Building sustainable communities on an ecological foundation”. Their project work spans planning and design for sites such as public works facilities, academic campuses, and day care centers, with a long track record in green methods for landfill closure, highway stormwater management, and flood control solutions featuring habitat restoration and watershed health. While primarily federal contractors, they work for a range of public and private clients seeking to successfully embrace sustainable design for large-scale public infrastructure and development projects. For more information about Bioengineering Group, visit