ACG Minnesota Recognizes Orange Tree with 2024 BOLD Award

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28 February 2024
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Recognition Honors Middle Market Business Innovation, Vision, And Inspiration in Pursuit of Growth

Minneapolis, MN | February 28, 2024 Orange Tree Employment Screening, a background screening technology company specializing in pre-employment background checks, has won the 2024 Middle Market BOLD Award from the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

The privately held company was honored for its bold moves to positively grow, restructure, and enhance the company for the benefit of all stakeholders, most notably its employees. Because of these bold moves, Orange Tree has doubled its business over the past 18 months and has consistently set company records for organic sales.

We’re honored to receive the BOLD Award,” said Renee Ernste, CEO of Orange Tree Employment Screening. “This recognition is for the entire Orange Tree Team who make great things happen for our clients every day.”

Among its bold moves, Orange Tree launched an innovative online buying experience which allows employers to purchase background checks that precisely align with their needs. “While for companies of all sizes, the online experience has initially aligned with small and medium business,” said Ernste. “We believe that small and medium business deserve the same access to custom solutions, price transparency, and responsive service typically reserved only for enterprise businesses.”

This strategic expansion signifies Orange Tree's commitment to growth and innovation in the competitive background screening industry. ACG Minnesota presented the award to Orange Tree at the 2024 Bold Awards on Feb. 27, 2024, in Golden Valley, MN.

About ACG Minnesota

ACG Minnesota is a networking organization focused on growing the middle market through mergers and acquisitions. ACG members are corporate leaders and trusted partners: the attorneys, accountants, advisors, and capital sources who get deals done. Learn more at

About Orange Tree Employment Screening

For more than 30 years, Orange Tree has provided technology-enabled background screening, drug testing, and occupational health services that are fast, easy to use, and can be tailored to the unique needs of each employer. Orange Tree streamlines hiring decisions, integrates with HCM and ATS platforms, and empowers employers in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retail, Staffing, and other major industries to quickly fill open positions while delivering an engaging candidate experience. Learn more at

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