PLS Named to Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year

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Inc. magazine has released its annual list of the 5000 fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies in the U.S. Chicago-based PLS is ranked #2250 on the list. The company also appeared on the magazine’s 2009 list.

This recognition is a tribute to the commitment and effort of our more than 3,100 team members who dedicate themselves every day to the values that PLS stands for—People, Location, Service.

Inc. magazine has released its annual list of the 5000 fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies in the U.S. Chicago-based PLS is ranked #2250 on the list. The company also appeared on the magazine’s 2009 list.

“We’re very pleased to be listed among some very distinguished and successful businesses,” said Bob Wolfberg, President, PLS. “This recognition is a tribute to the commitment and effort of our more than 3,100 team members who dedicate themselves every day to the values that PLS stands for—People, Location, Service.”

PLS was ranked #87 of the Chicago-based companies on the Inc. 5000 list, and #56 of the top 100 companies by employee count.

“To show continued growth in the economic climate we’ve been facing for the past few years is quite a testimony to our team members,” noted Wolfberg. “I think the numbers show that our focus on customer service makes a different in the marketplace.”

Earlier this year, PLS was named one of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies by Crain’s Chicago Business, and appeared on that publication’s “Fast 50” list of Chicago’s fastest growing companies.

About PLS: People. Location. Service.
Chicago-based PLS Financial Services, Inc., manages more than 300 financial service centers in Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Wisconsin, with more than 3,100 employees. PLS is one of the largest, fastest growing and most distinguished organizations in the check cashing industry, and is a Western Union money transfer network.

PLS is listed on Inc. magazine’s “5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America,” and has been named one of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association of Business Resources. For the past three years, PLS was named one of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies by Crain’s Chicago Business®, and was a member of Crain’s “Fast 50” (Fastest Growing Companies). Bob and Dan Wolfberg, PLS Presidents, have been named finalists for Ernst & Young’s 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The company has also been honored with the Activa Award from the Financial Service Centers of American (FiSCA) in recognition of its charitable efforts.

The PLS brands include PLS Check Cashers, which offers check cashing, money transfer services, money orders and bill payments; PLS Loan Store, which provides consumer micro-loans and tax-preparation services; and PLS Motor Vehicle Services.

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