Church Hill Classics
Contact: Christine Bedder
594 Pepper Street
Monroe, CT 06468
Diplomaframe.com Named by Inc. Magazine as the 3rd Fastest-Growth Consumer Products Company in Connecticut
Monroe, CT – August 19, 2009 – Church Hill Classics, which operates online as diplomaframe.com and is a leading custom diploma frame manufacturer, has been named by Inc. Magazine as the 3rd fastest-growth company for the consumer products industry in Connecticut. The company also ranked 190th nationally for the consumer products category, and 4,243rd on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies across all industries. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit and independent as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million.
Church Hill Classics is a leader in the collegiate diploma frame market in the U.S. The company also manufactures custom designed and handcrafted insignia products for corporations, professional associations, the U.S. Military, and Greek organizations. Their product line includes: customizable 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.
In September 2008, the company launched a scholarship contest, in order to give back to students and help further their education. The “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest connected with students online with Facebook and Twitter as well as in other venues, and asked students to submit a “creation” on an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper that expressed their personal and professional vision of life after college. Five students each received a $1,000 scholarship, and the Grand Prize Winner also received a $1,000 donation to their school’s scholarship endowment fund. The program’s huge response has made it an annual scholarship, and it is being offered again, starting September 30, 2009. More details are available at http://www.framemyfuture.com
Church Hill Classics posted sales of $6.1 million in 2008, with growth of 41.1% during Inc.’s four year evaluation of revenue growth. A ceremony honoring all winners will be held during the 28th Annual Inc. 500 & Inc. 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., September 23-25. Diplomaframe.com’s Inc. 5000 profile on the Inc. Magazine website can be viewed here: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2009/company-profile.html?id=200942430
Lucie Voves, president of Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com, has led the company through 18 years of strong annual growth. “In spite of tougher economic times, positive word-of-mouth and our effort to “give-back” through our “Frame My Future” scholarship program have increased our visibility and continued to fuel growth. It is a true honor to make the Inc. 5000 list for the third consecutive year!”
About Church Hill Classics
Church Hill Classics, a woman-owned business, was founded in 1991 by Lucie Voves. The company manufactures its custom diploma, credential and photo frames in the United States, for hundreds of institutions of higher education, military and professional associations, and corporate clients. For 2009, the company was named by Inc. Magazine as the 3rd fastest-growth company for the consumer products industry in Connecticut, and also ranked 190th nationally on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies within the consumer products industry. Church Hill Classics is also known for their unique scholarship opportunity, the “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest, open to students across the country. More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at http://www.diplomaframe.com.
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