Church Hill Classics
Contact: Katie Gargano
594 Pepper Street
Monroe, CT 06468
Diplomaframe.com Named By Inc. Magazine as a Top 100
Fast-Growth Consumer Products Company
Danbury, CT - August 27, 2007 – Leading diploma frame manufacturer, Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com, has been named by Inc. Magazine as a top 100 fast-growth company in the consumer products industry. The company ranked 2,991 on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies across all industries. To qualify for the 2007 list, honorees must be independent and U.S. based, have at least four full years of revenue generation, and provide revenue figures from 2003 through 2006.
Church Hill Classics, which operates online as diplomaframe.com, posted 2006 sales of $5.2 million, with growth of 109% during Inc.’s four-year evaluation period. A ceremony honoring all winners will be held during the 26th Annual Inc. 500 Conference and Awards Ceremony September 6-8 in Chicago. To view Church Hill Classics' profile on the Inc. Magazine website, please click here.
Church Hill Classics has developed partnerships with over 700 colleges and universities across the country, providing high-quality, hand-crafted diploma frames and collegiate licensed desk accessories created specifically for each individual institution. The company also provides frames and gifts for over 50 Greek organizations, the U.S. Military, and many professional associations and corporations. Church Hill Classics employs 48 people in the Danbury area, with a work force that is 84% female.
According to Company President Lucie Voves, “the key to our strong sustained growth has been a commitment to go beyond merely creating a high-quality product. We are focused on delivering the marketing expertise and support to assure the successful retail sell-through of our frames and coordinating gifts. Many of our partner stores began with one frame on the wall, and now sell diploma frames by the hundreds.”
About Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com
Church Hill Classics (CHC) sells nationwide, and works with large and small schools alike, among them the University of Connecticut, Cornell University, The Ohio State University, Duke University, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, and the University of Colorado. CHC is the 2006 winner of the International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, sponsored by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. During 2007, CHC was ranked among the top three female-owned enterprises in America by the National Association of Women Business Owners. More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at http://www.diplomaframe.com/.
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