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DiplomaFrame.com Named to Inc. 5000 Fast-Growth Business List - Fifth Consecutive Year


Monroe, CT 06468 - September 13, 2011 — For the fifth consecutive year, Church Hill Classics (CHC), which operates online as diplomaframe.com and is a leading custom diploma frame manufacturer, has been named by Inc. Magazine to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies across the nation.  This year, CHC is one of five Connecticut companies, and one of 138 of the total 5000 companies named, to make the list six times or more.

“Making the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth consecutive year is very meaningful, especially in celebrating Church Hill Classics’ 20th year in business,” stated Lucie Voves, president of Church Hill Classics. “The challenges of the economy notwithstanding, we are focused as always on exemplary customer service, introducing new options and customizations such as colored embossing and framing to coordinate with home and office décor, and keeping the quality of our products on a high plateau.”   

As noted by Inc. 5000, Church Hill Classics’ three-year revenue growth from 2007 to 2010 was 5%. Revenue grew from $5.9 million in 2007 to $6.2 million in 2010. The companies that were ranked this year had a growth of 40,882% down to 2%.

Church Hill Classics was ranked 243 in the Consumer Products & Services Industry category. Overall, CHC ranked 4,927 nationally for America’s fastest-growing companies across all industries.

According to an article by Bob Stanton posted on the Inc.500/5000 site on August 23, 2011, “The 2011 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2007 through 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.)”

Mr. Stanton’s article added that, “The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. Revenue figures given in the company profiles are for calendar years…”

Church Hill Classics is also one of 66 Connecticut companies on the Inc. 5000 list this year.  CHC is a company with diversity as well. Of all the “diversity” categories counted by Inc. 5000, “female entrepreneur” has the largest piece of the pie with 51.8%.   

A short profile page about diplomaframe.com can be viewed on the Inc. Magazine website: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/diplomaframecom

About Inc.com

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About Church Hill Classics

Church Hill Classics (CHC) is a U.S. manufacturer of custom diploma frames, certificate frames, and photo frames for thousands of institutions of higher education, the military, professional associations, and corporate clients. The CHC product line includes: Design Your Frame customizable diploma, certificate, and membership frames, military frames and cases, sports frames, desk accessories featuring customized medallions, and a line of Lasting Memories photo frames and signature frames. The company also has a selection of “green” recycled wood frame options. Products and framing online are offered for sale through their e-commerce site at diplomaframe.com™ or through their partner affiliates. CHC is a certified woman-owned business, founded in 1991 by Lucie Voves. In 2011, Inc. Magazine named CHC to the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth year in a row; the company ranked 222nd nationally on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies within the Consumer Products & Services industry. Church Hill Classics is also known for their unique scholarship opportunity, the “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest, which awards five students $1,000 each to continue their education, and a $1,000 donation to the 1st place winner’s school. More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at http://www.diplomaframe.com.

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