Annese Named to Inc. 500|5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

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Annese Ranks No. 4278 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 28%.

Inc. 500|5000, Annese, Fastest Growing Privates Companies in the U.S.

Annese makes prestigious ranking for the fourth year in a row.

For small businesses to not only sustain but also continue to grow in today's economic climate, it is a true testament to the strategic vision and tenacity of its team...

Annese & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list, the exclusive annual ranking of the nation's fastest growing private companies. The company placed at #4278 for its three-year sales growth of 28%. This is Annese’s fourth consecutive year being recognized.

Annese joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani,, KIND and famed hat maker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

"Annese & Associates has grown steadily and conservatively over the last four decades while maintaining an individual level of relationship and care for our customers and employees," comments Ray Apy, President and CEO. "For small businesses to not only sustain but also continue to grow in today's economic climate, it is a true testament to the strategic vision and tenacity of its team; we take it as a high compliment to have made this prestigious list among the pedigree of our peers, four years in a row."

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97%. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

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

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About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 3–5, 2012, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit http://www.inc500conference.comor call 866-901-3205.

About Annese & Associates, Inc.
Expertise, Relationships, Innovation. Throughout the past four decades, these principles have established the foundation upon which Annese & Associates has emerged as the trusted adviser to our customers, partners, and communities. While we emphasize the value of designing, installing, and maintaining the boxes and wires that make up your network, we never lose sight of the core deliverables: leadership, integrity, and excellence. Our connections extend beyond devices and networks; we bring people to people, and ideas to action.

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