Southern California Start-Up ONEHOPE Wine Celebrates Two Historic Milestones

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Ranked No. 952 on Inc. Magazine’s Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000 Selected as Regional Winner in the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards for Philanthropic Business of the Year

ONEHOPE Wine announced today that Inc. magazine ranked them NO. 952 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. ONEHOPE Wine joins Yelp, Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

In addition to the Inc. 500|5000, ONEHOPE Wine has been selected as a Regional Winner in the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards, in the Philanthropic Business of the Year category for the Western region. The CLASSY Awards, hosted by StayClassy, is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, recognizing the top charitable achievements around the world. This year, more than 2,400 nominations were submitted for nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, and volunteers. Members of the ONEHOPE team will attend the biggest night in philanthropy for the CLASSY Awards’ red carpet award ceremony on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in San Diego, CA.

“We are thrilled to be named to the 2012 Inc. 5000," said ONEHOPE Inc. President, Tom Leahy. “This accomplishment is something we have worked hard to achieve and a testament to the quality and enthusiasm of ONEHOPE’s team and our customers.”

“These two milestones are celebratory for our brand because they provide affirmation for a larger movement we are looking to lead. Cause marketing has become a cornerstone in today's business world, but Cause-Centric Commerce will take this temporary impact and turn it into a long term and sustainable one. Cause-Centric Commerce will help build cause into a companies’ and individual's everyday business model, lifestyle and culture,” added ONEHOPE Inc. CEO, Jake Kloberdanz.

Other important strides ONEHOPE Wine is making include being a nominee for the 2012 Empact Showcase, the largest online showcase of companies run by the country's top young entrepreneurs. ONEHOPE Wine has been selected to move on to the next round of judging and is one step closer to landing on the Empact100 List.

ONEHOPE Wine is a subsidiary of ONEHOPE Inc.

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About ONEHOPE Inc.:
ONEHOPE Inc. is a social enterprise that integrates causes and impact into every business it touches. ONEHOPE has been able to expand their business and foundation due to their success with their cornerstone product ONEHOPE Wine, of which half of the profits go to a different cause for each varietal of wine sold. Since launching into the wine industry 5 years ago, ONEHOPE has developed additional products, brands and platforms including - Hope at Home™, ONEHOPE Weddings, Craft1933, and their newest addition - ONEHOPE Coffee and Tea. ONEHOPE Inc. is headquartered in Southern California and has formed partnerships with notable nonprofits that support many distinct causes. Some of the causes and organizations include breast cancer prevention and treatment (National Breast Cancer Foundation), pediatric AIDS prevention and treatment (Keep A Child Alive), Autism research and treatment (ACT Today!), US forest preservation and protection (American Forest Foundation), and ending childhood hunger (Share Our Strength). ONEHOPE Inc. not only produces its own cause-centric products and services but is also the creator and leading provider of consulting services for companies small to large on Cause-Centric Commerce. For more information, please visit http://www.onehopewine.com and @ONEHOPEWine.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
Methodology
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/500. @Inc5000

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

About the CLASSY Awards
The CLASSY Awards, presented by eBay and PayPal, is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2012, more than 2,400 nominations were cast in sixteen categories, and the nominees’ collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 346,000,000 people in 134 countries worldwide. The CLASSY Awards were created and hosted each year by StayClassy, a leader in online fundraising solutions for nonprofit organizations. @ClassyAwards

About StayClassy
StayClassy is an easy and affordable way for organizations to raise funds and manage donor relationships online. Based in San Diego, CA, the company develops easy-to-use web-based fundraising software for nonprofit organizations. StayClassy launched its new platform in May 2010, and now powers the fundraising campaigns of more than 3,000 non-profits. StayClassy also organizes and hosts the annual CLASSY Awards, the largest philanthropic award ceremony in the country, now in its fourth year. @StayClassy

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