PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has announced the winners of its newest event, Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies. The top five fastest-growing companies in three size categories have been announced, as have the most innovative companies in each of nine industry categories.
Finalists for the fastest-growing companies were chosen based on revenue growth over the past three years. Final rankings will be revealed at the awards dinner.
Innovation winners in nine industry categories - education, energy & the environment, financial services, health care, hospitality, manufacturing & construction, nonprofits, professional services and technology - were selected for having a new product or process that has had an impact on the marketplace and enterprise.
The 2012 Innovation Winners (listed alphabetically by category):
Education: Providence After School Alliance Inc.
Energy & the Environment: Petro-Cycle Solutions LLC
Financial Services: RBS Citizens Financial Group
Health Care: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Coastal Medical of Rhode Island
Hospitality: Russell Morin Fine Catering
Manufacturing & Construction: Taco Inc.
Nonprofits: Social Venture Partners Rhode Island
Professional Services: Gilbane Building Co.
Technology: Sea Corp.
The 2012 Fastest-Growing Companies (listed alphabetically, based on fiscal year 2011 revenue):
$250,000 - $5 million:
Peregrine Property Management
Stone Tower Properties
$5 million - $25 million:
Alex and Ani LLC
Bridge Technical Solutions
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Preventure Corporate Wellness
Site Specific LLC
$25 million and above:
American Partners Inc.
Atrion Networking Corp.
Carousel Industries of North America Inc.
Narragansett Bay Insurance Co.
New England Construction
The event celebrating the inaugural Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies class will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport.
Make plans to join the fun now by visiting the PBN Events page. Tickets are $105.
Presenting sponsor for the 2012 Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies program is CBIZ Tofias. Partner sponsors are Bryant University, Corvias Group, Edwards Wildman, Gencorp, Innovex and Taco Inc. Media sponsor is AM790.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.