All Star Directories Ranked Among the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies for Seven Years Running

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ASD becomes the only company in the state to hold its place on the list seven consecutive years

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High-integrity in business equals success and we have become a trusted partner to our customers year after year by providing them with high-quality and tangible outcomes.

The Puget Sound Business Journal has ranked All Star Directories as the 32nd fastest growing private company in the state of Washington during 2009. This marks All Star's seventh consecutive year on the PSBJ's Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list and makes them the only company to hold their place on the list more than six years running. Within each of those years All Star Directories placed among the top fifty companies on the list. Despite the worst economic downturn since the 1980s, All Star Directories continues to grow in revenue and staffing levels year over year.

"Even in today's economy, we're reaping the benefits of thoughtful investments in company infrastructure and best practices," said CEO Doug Brown, who earlier this year was named one of Ernst and Young's Entrepreneurs of the Year. "High-integrity in business equals success and we have become a trusted partner to our customers year after year by providing them with high-quality and tangible outcomes. It's rewarding to see the All Star team's hard work and dedication pay off with such incredible results."

The rankings are based on companies' percentage of revenue growth over a three year period. From 2007-2009, All Star Directories experienced more than a 53 percent positive change in revenue and 24 percent increase in the number of its employees.

The Fastest-Growing Private Companies program was launched 16 years ago by the Puget Sound Business Journal to identify and recognize companies speeding to the top of their industries. To be eligible, companies must: be privately held and headquartered in Washington; have at least $500,000 in net revenue in 2007; show an overall growth from 2007 to 2009 fiscal years; and agree to have their CPA confirm their net operating revenues with Puget Sound Business Journal.

The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies program is presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal and sponsored by Chase, Lane Powell, Robert Half International, and Sound Mental Health.

About All Star Directories
All Star Directories, Inc. is one of the Internet's fastest growing publishers of online and career school directories matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs. Recently, Inc. Magazine ranked All Star among the fastest growing companies in the country, and the Puget Sound Business Journal has recognized the company as one of Washington State's fastest growing companies for seven consecutive years. From leading research institutions to fast-growing online and for-profit schools, nearly 800 featured schools representing close to 60,000 programs trust All Star Directories as the authority in online student marketing. The All Star network of sites focuses on a wide range of fields, including All Allied Health Schools, All Art Schools, All Business Schools, All Education Schools, All Psychology Schools, All Criminal Justice Schools, All Computer Schools and All Nursing Schools. Please visit or call 1-888-404-8043 for more information.

About the Puget Sound Business Journal
The PSBJ is the region's premier source of business information, serving an unparalleled audience of business and community leaders. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal provides daily updates via its web site and email alerts. The company also plays a vital role in bringing the area's leadership community together by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the year, from the Women of Influence awards event to the Washington's Best Workplaces event at Safeco Field. Puget Sound Business Journal is a unit of American City Business Journals, which operates 40 local business newspapers throughout the United States. Visit Puget Sound Business Journal on the web at

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