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.