We had a great luncheon honoring the fastest-growing middle market companies in North Carolina last month. This was the first awards luncheon we have had for the winners although it is actually the third year we've been publishing the listing with our partners at accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLC. After lunch and an awards ceremony, we gathered executives from five of the Fast 40 companies along with Scott Duda from Cherry Bekaert to discuss the current state of the economy, how they excelled during the recession and what plans they had for 2014. It turned out to be a very informative dicussion. The complete listing and roundtable will be published as supplement to our December issue. Here are some photos from the luncheon held at the Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst.