REACH-ing The Fastest-Growing List
Gail Chiasson, North American Editor
Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based REACH Sports Marketing Group has been ranked No. 372 on Inc. magazine’s ‘29th annual Inc. 500’, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S..
With a growth rate of more than 806% over the past three years, this is REACH’s first appearance on the prestigious listing. REACH revenue grew from $277k in 2006 to $2.5M in 2009.
“If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500,” says Jane Berentson, Inc. editor. “These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can’t live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine’s tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition.”
“It’s a great honor for everyone here at REACH,” says Darren Wercinski, REACH CEO and co-founder. “There are many key contributors who have helped build the company from the ground up. We’re fortunate to have a strong team of passionate employees that fueled the growth.”
REACH’s combination of digital signage software for premier fitness and recreation centers, local advertising sales team and strategic partnerships has accelerated its growth.
“We are ahead of our expectations for 2010 and look forward to making an even bigger impact on the digital out- of-home industry in 2011,” said Wercinski.
REACH has its own digital signage network located in over 250 recreation and fitness centers across the U.S.. The REACH Network includes college and university recreation centers, community recreation centers, fitness/athletic training centers, YMCAs, and Jewish Community Centers. The REACH Network features large screen displays that inform, entertain and educate members and visitors at partner facilities. REACH also leverages its experience at the local level to partner with other companies in the digital-out-of-home space. Most recently, REACH partnered with Life Time Fitness.