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Inc. magazine has ranked six Evanston businesses among the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the nation in its seventh annual ranking: L2T Media, Acquirent, Converged Communication Systems, The Evanston Group, Breakthrough Technologies and ConsumerBase. All but L2T Media were on the list last year.
L2T Media offers a suite of digital products that meet the changing needs of auto dealerships, including performance-based marketing services. It has 37 employees, and 2012 revenues of $16.3 million. Rank No. 923.
Acquirent – provides outsourced sales for midsize companies, as well as major corporations. It hires, trains, and manages sales teams. It has 77 employees, and 2012 revenues of $4.7 million. Rank No. 1561.
ConsumerBase – provides multi-channel direct marketing services with a specialty in postal, email and telephone services to help companies acquire and retain customers. It has 70 employees, and 2012 revenues of $6.8l million.
Breakthrough Technologies – creates innovative web, mobile and software products for the complex needs of its clients. It has 31 employees, and 2012 revenues of $5.2 million.
Converged Communication Systems – provides nationwide telephone and other telecommunication services to small through large businesses, and offers support and maintenance services for data and telephone equipment. It has 46 employees, and 2012 revenues of $7 million. Rank No. 2125.
The Evanston Group – provides highly specialized professionals for interim placement on clients’ business critical projects. It has 24 employees, and 2012 revenues of $14.3 million. Rank No. 2259.
Inc. ranked companies according to their percentage growth in revenues between 2009 and 2012. In addition, the companies had to have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009, and revenues exceeding $2 million in 2012.