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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc.500|5000

September 10, 2012 10:05 pm

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of
America?s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc.500|5000

First Financial Ranks No. 1,554 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000
with Three-Year Sales Growth of 191%

NEW YORK – September 10, 2012 – Inc. magazine today ranked First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. NO. 1,554 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs. First Financial joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year?s list.

“We are honored to be recognized by Inc. magazine for our consistent revenue growth over the last few years,” said Richard Stebbins, co-founder and CEO. “This achievement is a true testament to the commitment and perseverance of our team who have enabled First Financial to flourish during a time when most private companies seem to be struggling.”

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

About First Financial Corporate Services, Inc.
For more than 12 years, FFCSI has been a trusted provider of medical, IT, and material handling equipment leasing to commercial clients and hospitals throughout the U.S. FFCSI delivers flexible and cost-effective financing solutions for a broad range of equipment types, designed to help its clients manage equipment lifecycles and maximize the cost-effectiveness of capital acquisitions. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at www.ffcsi.com.

Methodology
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent?not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies?as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.?s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today?s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.