PBN announces 2021 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies honorees

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS announced its honorees for the 2021 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies awards program.

PROVIDENCE – Nineteen local companies are among the highest earners on Providence Business News’ list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, and nine companies are among Rhode Island’s most innovative as part of PBN’s 2021 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies awards program.

The 20 Fastest Growing companies to be recognized this year had the highest-percentage growth in revenue of all applicants from 2018 to 2020. The companies were named in four separate revenue categories – $250,000 to $5 million; $5 million to $25 million; $25 million to $75 million; and $75 million and above.

The finalists, listed alphabetically, are:

$250,000 to $5 million

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  • Arctura Inc.
  • E2SOL LLC
  • Feast & Fettle Inc.
  • Luna Pharmaceuticals
  • Signal Solutions Inc.

$5 million to $25 million

  • Adcare Rhode Island
  • Automated Business Solutions Inc.
  • Available Staffing Network LLC
  • Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods

$25 million to $75 million

  • Centreville Bank
  • J2Construct
  • Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty
  • ParsonsKellogg LLC
  • Purvis Systems Inc.

$75 million and above

  • BankNewport
  • Blount Fine Foods Corp.
  • FM Global
  • Ocean State Job Lot
  • Windmoeller & Hoelschler Corp.

The 2021 Innovation winners were chosen by panel of judges for devising and producing innovative ideas and products.

The winners, listed alphabetically by category, are:

  • Architecture, Construction & Engineering: Gilbane Building Co.
  • Education: Integrative Healthcare Solutions
  • Energy & The Environment: Brown University
  • Health & Wellness: First Circle Inc. (Chewsi RI)
  • Innovative Collaboration: 401 Tech Bridge
  • IT Services: Mocingbird
  • Manufacturing: Lumetta Inc.
  • Nonprofits: Children’s Friend and Service
  • Technology: Healthcentric Advisors

Each of the honorees will be recognized in a ceremony on Sept. 23 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Omni Providence Hotel in Providence. The event will also unveil the rankings in the Fastest Growing Private Companies category. A special section featuring profiles of all the honorees will be published as part of the Oct. 1-13 print issue of PBN.

CBIZ & MHM is the presenting sponsor for the 2021 PBN Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies awards program. Cox Communications Inc. and Gallo|Thomas Insurance are the partner sponsors.

Tickets for the Sept. 23 ceremony cost $130, which includes a cocktail reception with an open bar, a three-course dinner and the ceremony itself. Tickets can be purchased by visiting PBN.com.

James Bessette is the PBN special projects editor, and also covers the nonprofit and education sectors. You may reach him at Bessette@PBN.com. You may also follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette.

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