Church Hill Classics
Contact: Katie Gargano
594 Pepper Street
Monroe, CT 06468
Diplomaframe.com Named by Inc. Magazine the 5th Fastest-Growth
Consumer Products Company in Connecticut
Monroe, CT – August 27, 2008 – Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com, a leading custom diploma frame manufacturer, has been named by Inc. Magazine as the 5th fastest-growth company for the consumer products industry in Connecticut. The company also ranked 4,157 on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies across all industries. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held and independent as of December 31, 2007, and have at least $200,000 in revenue in 2004, and $2 million in 2007.
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. Also, the company is focusing on “green” recycled wood frame options.
Church Hill Classics, which operates online as diplomaframe.com, posted 2007 sales of $5.9 million, with growth of 67.2% during Inc.’s four year evaluation of revenue growth. A ceremony honoring all winners will be held during the 27th Annual Inc. 500 & Inc. 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. View diplomaframe.com’s Inc. 5000 profile on the Inc. Magazine website, please click here.
Lucie Voves, President of Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com, has led the company through 17 years of strong annual growth, leveraging marketing expertise from her earlier career with Procter and Gamble. “Recently, we’ve really benefitted from positive word of mouth referrals and from gaining certification as a woman-owned business. These factors have driven broader distribution of our diploma frames and also led us into successful ancillary markets including contract framing for professional associations and corporations.”
About Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com
Church Hill Classics (CHC) manufactures and sells custom frames nationally. The company operates from its 47,000 square foot state-of-the-art production facility and headquarters located in Monroe, Connecticut. The company has a workforce of 65 employees, 87% of whom are female. CHC is the 2006 winner of the Better Business Bureau’s International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics sponsored by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. CHC is a member of the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA), the U.S. EPA’s WasteWise Program, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at http://www.diplomaframe.com/.
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