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Chasing Fireflies[R] Ranks Number 1 on the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List Released by Puget Sound Business Journal.

Company Founded by 3 Women is #1 in Washington State

SEATTLE -- Puget Sound Puget Sound (py`jĕt), arm of the Pacific Ocean, NW Wash., connected with the Pacific by Juan de Fuca Strait, entered through the Admiralty Inlet and extending in two arms c.  Business Journal announced that Chasing Fireflies([R]) ranked number 1 on the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies list. The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies were listed, with select companies profiled, in a special publication of the Puget Sound Business Journal.

The Fastest-Growing Private Companies program was launched 15 years ago by the Puget Sound Business Journal to identify and recognize companies speeding to the top of their industries. To be eligible, companies must: be privately held and headquartered in Washington; have at least $500,000 in net revenue in 2006; show an overall growth from 2006 to 2008 fiscal years; and agree to have their CPA (Computer Press Association, Landing, NJ) An earlier membership organization founded in 1983 that promoted excellence in computer journalism. Its annual awards honored outstanding examples in print, broadcast and electronic media. The CPA disbanded in 2000.  confirm their net operating revenues operating revenue

Revenue from any regular source. Revenue from sales is adjusted for discounts and returns when calculating operating revenue. Compare other revenue.
 with Puget Sound Business Journal and accounting partner RSM McGladrey RSM McGladrey, Inc. is a tax, accounting and consulting firm in the United States, headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. It is the US member firm of RSM International, the 6th largest network of professional service firms in the world. .

Established in 2006, Chasing Fireflies is a catalog catalog, descriptive list, on cards or in a book, of the contents of a library. Assurbanipal's library at Nineveh was cataloged on shelves of slate. The first known subject catalog was compiled by Callimachus at the Alexandrian Library in the 3d cent. B.C.  and online retailer offering magical children's products and dress-up costumes. The 3 cofounders--Dina Alhadeff, Amy Grealish and Lori Liddle--each bring over 20 years of experience to the venture, having worked for a number of nationally known catalog companies.

"We had this cute little business plan that had us at $10 million in revenue at the end of 5 years," said Liddle. They hit that figure in their first full year, and company sales broke the $22 million mark in year 3. Today, Chasing Fireflies has over 100 employees that oversee its catalog, call center and shipping operations in Seattle.

The 3 were surprised and thrilled at their company's #1 ranking. Along with a hard-working team and a passion for what they do, the cofounders credit the positive customer response to their product assortment. "To be successful doing what you love is really the icing on the cake," said Alhadeff.

The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies program is presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal; co-presented by RSM McGladrey; and sponsored by KeyBank, Lane Powell Lane Powell, a full-service law firm, works with emerging and established businesses and individuals in the areas of business, labor and employment, and litigation. [1]  and Robert Half International Robert Half International is a staffing firm, and a member of the S&P 500. External links
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About Chasing Fireflies

Chasing Fireflies([R]) offers magical children's products that will charm, surprise and delight. It celebrates childhood, yes--but it also celebrates parenthood. Do you remember the first time you ever rode a bike? Swam across the pool? Chased fireflies? It's even more special the second time around when you share your child's firsts. We invite you to explore our collections at www.Chasing-Fireflies.com or call 1-888-700-WISH.

About Puget Sound Business Journal

The Puget Sound Business Journal is the region's premier source of business information, serving an unparalleled audience of business and community leaders. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal provides daily updates via its web site and email alerts. The company also plays a vital role in bringing the area's leadership community together by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the year, from the Washington's Best Workplaces event at Safeco Field Coordinates:

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 to the Women of Influence awards event. Puget Sound Business Journal is a unit of American City Business Journals, which operates 41 local business newspapers throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Visit Puget Sound Business Journal on the web at http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/.
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