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PRIZIM Inc. Ranks No. 3138 on the 2009 Inc. 5000

Rank advances more than 1500!


Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine ranked PRIZIM Inc. (PRIZIM) number 3138 on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. This is the second time PRIZIM has made the prestigious list, a highly notable accomplishment considering there are more than 27 million businesses registered in the U.S.


PRIZIM President Frank Priznar said he is ecstatic to be recognized by this list again, which over the years has included elite companies such as Microsoft, Timberland and Oracle. PRIZIM joins consumer electronics maker Vizio, Internet giant GoDaddy, rental car service Zipcar, and beverage maker Honest Tea, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.


"Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate," said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. "That's why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year."




PRIZIM is a business services firm that helps managers make their organizations' environmental, safety, and energy programs more effective. PRIZIM's 13 year track record demonstrates undeniable success. From Alaska to Africa and from the boardroom to the boiler room, PRIZIM has achieved more than ten thousand positive results that have both advanced client missions and improved the planet. An employee-owned business headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, PRIZIM is not too large and not too small, but just the right size to ensure clients receive personalized assistance.


PRIZIM offers four essential services designed to help organization leaders and managers make environmental, safety and energy programs more effective in both government and business:

  • Objective Auditing -- to identify risks and opportunities.
  • Creative Consulting -- to advise clients on realistic mission relevant actions to take.
  • Internal Capacity Building -- to coach or train clients to do the work themselves.
  • Out-Sourced Solutions -- to allow clients to remain focused on what they do best, while we do what we do best.




The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million. The top 10 percent of companies on the list comprise the Inc. 500, now in its 28th year.


The 2009 Inc. 5000, unveiled in August on, serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent. The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding, making the list perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy. 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 on

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