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

October 7, 2013 9:50 pm

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

First Financial Ranks No. 2729 on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000
with Three-Year Sales Growth of 128%

NEW YORK, October 7, 2013 – Inc. magazine today ranked First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. (FFCSI) NO. 2729 on its seventh 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 LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“We are once again honored to be recognized by Inc. magazine for our continued growth and expansion over the last few years,” said Richard Stebbins, Co-Founder, Co-President and CEO. “This acknowledgement demonstrates our commitment to providing the best service in the industry. Our services and people truly set us apart and we look forward to raising the bar even higher into next year and beyond.”

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 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.

“Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

About First Financial Corporate Services, Inc.
For more than 13 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 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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.