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Philadelphia Business Journal Unveils 2nd Annual List of Philadelphia's Fastest-Growing Companies
Big Barker Ranks as the 21st fastest growing company on the list of the Soaring 76
By: Big Barker
Big Barker makes high-quality orthopedic mattresses especially for large dogs who tend to suffer from arthritis and other joint conditions. Founder and CEO Eric Shannon stated, "I grew up in the Greater Philadelphia area, and Big Barker is headquartered just outside the city in King of Prussia. We are proud to be making an impact in the community. Whether we are highlighting the efforts of local rescue organizations or donating to local police K9s, we are always mindful of our connection to the Philadelphia area. So it is an especially great honor to be recognized by our own city."
Last year's list identified Philadelphia's top 50 companies; it was so successful that the list was expanded to the "Soaring 76" because of the significance of the number 76 in Philadelphia's storied history. It is unique as a fastest-growing companies list because it includes not only privately held companies but public ones as well. The boundaries of the award extended to companies headquartered in the Philadelphia television market, including select counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Rankings were determined by measuring revenue growth over a three-year period, from 2014 to 2016. Nominees had to have generated at least $750,000 in 2014 and at least $2 million in 2016.
Philadelphia Business Journal's Editor-in-Chief Craig Ey stated, "We are thrilled with this year's Soaring 76 and proud to share a dynamic region with such innovative and entrepreneurial enterprises."
The Soaring 76 awards were presented on September 29th, 2017 at SugarHouse Casino on Philadelphia's waterfront along the Delaware River. Accounting firm partner CliftonLarsonAllen vetted and verified the final results, and James Watson, Managing Principal at CliftonLarsonAllen, was in attendance to present the top awards.
About Big Barker: Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Big Barker's mission is to improve the quality of life for big dogs by providing handcrafted, American-made beds that help alleviate joint pain and enable dogs of any size to rest comfortably. The company offers dog lovers a clear choice: Keep paying to replace poorly made dog beds that flatten and fall apart, or protect both your investment and your dog with the pet industry's leading, "Can't Flatten, Won't Flatten" 10-year warrantied bed. Info: http://bigbarker.com