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Super 60 to Be Honored Oct. 28

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Regional Chamber announced the honorees for its annual Super 60 award, presented by Health New England and sponsored by Farmington Bank. Now in its 27th year, the program celebrates the success of the fastest-growing privately-owned businesses in the region which continue to make significant contributions to the strength of the regional economy.

The Super 60 celebration event honoring this year’s class will be held Friday, Oct. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chez Josef, presented by Health New England; sponsored by Farmington Bank, Zasco Productions and WWLP-TV 22; with reception sponsors the Republican and the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, gold sponsor Berkshire Bank, and in partnership with the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce (ERC5). Tree House Brewing Co. co-Founder Dean Rohan will keynote the event and discuss the success of the artisan brewery.

Reservations are required for the event; the cost is $50 for Springfield Regional Chamber and ERC5 members, $70 for general admission. Reservations for tables of eight or 10 are available. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Oct. 19. No cancellations are accepted after that date, and no walk-ins will be accepted. Reservations must be made in writing, online at www.springfieldregionalchamber.com or by e-mail to [email protected].

To be considered, a company must be based in Hampden or Hampshire counties or be a member of the Springfield Regional Chamber, have revenues of at least $1 million in the last fiscal year, be an independent and privately owned company, and be in business at least three full years. Companies are selected based on their percentage of revenue growth over a full three-year period or total revenues for the latest fiscal year.

This year’s winners hail from 17 communities across the region and represent all sectors of the economy, including nonprofit, transportation, energy, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, retail, and service.

“Small business is the backbone of our region and our continued growth engine, and the success of this year’s winners is a clear indication that our regional economy is strong,” said Springfield Regional Chamber President Nancy Creed. “What is interesting to see this year is the emergence of the digital world. Two of our honorees, 3BL Media and LavishlyHip — which also took the top spot in Revenue Growth — have a strong presence in the online community and do business primarily on the web versus brick and mortar. I think this might be first year we’ve had such honorees.”

This year’s top honoree in Total Revenue is Amherst-based Stavros Center for Independent Living, one of the oldest independent-living centers in the country. The organization came in at number two in Total Revenue in 2014.

Creed noted that one-third of the Total Revenue winners exceeded $45 million in revenues, with all the winners combining for more than $1.3 billion in revenues. In the Revenue Growth category, she said all winners had growth in excess of 25%, while one-third had growth in excess of 60%.

Three companies in the Total Revenue category also qualified for the Revenue Growth category, while nine companies in the Revenue Growth category also qualified for the Total Revenue category. These companies are indicated by asterisks below. The top three in each category are ranked as such, with the rest following alphabetically.

The 2016 winners in Total Revenue are: 1. Stavros Center for Independent Living Inc.; 2. Springfield College; 3. Whalley Computer Associates Inc.; Baltazar Contractors Inc.; Behavioral Health Network; Braman Chemical Enterprises Inc.; City Tire Company Inc.; Collaborative for Educational Services; Commercial Distributing Co. Inc.; Community Enterprises Inc.*; the Dennis Group; Filli, LLC d/b/a ConTest Analytical Laboratory; Grand Prix International; HAPHousing (HAP, Inc.)*; Holyoke Chicopee Springfield Head Start Inc.; Human Resources Unlimited Inc.; Kittredge Equipment Co. Inc.*; Lancer Transportation & Logistics and Sulco Warehousing & Logistics; Marcotte Ford Sales Inc.; Multicultural Community Services of the Pioneer Valley Inc.; Northeast Treaters Inc.; P.C. Enterprises Inc. d/b/a Entre Computer; Pathlight Inc.; Sarat Ford-Lincoln; Specialty Bolt & Screw Inc.; Tighe & Bond Inc.; Troy Industries Inc.; United Personnel Services Inc.; Valley Opportunity Council Inc.; WestMass ElderCare Inc.

The 2016 winners in Revenue Growth are: 1. Lavishlyhip, LLC; 2. City Enterprises Inc.*; 3. 3BL Media, LLC; Aegenco Inc.; Aegis Energy Services Inc.*; Bart Truck Equipment, LLC; Baystate Crushing; Charter Oak Insurance & Financial Services*; Courier Express Inc.; Detector Technology Inc.*; Environmental Compliance Services Inc.; Fletcher Sewer & Drain Inc.; Fun Dining Inc. d/b/a Center Square Grill; Gandara Mental Health Center Inc.*; GMH Fence Co. Inc.; Knight Machine Tool Co. Inc.; M. Jags Inc.; Maybury Associates Inc.*; Michael’s Party Rentals Inc.; MicroTek Inc.*; O’Connell Care at Home; Orthotics & Prosthetics Laboratories Inc.; Paragus Strategic IT Inc.; Powervestors II, LLC; Rediker Software Inc.*; Rodrigues Inc.; Tech Roofing Service Inc.; Universal Plastics Corp.*; Webber & Grinnell Insurance Agency Inc.; Yankee Home Improvement.

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