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Hollister Staffing Earns Gold Medal in Inc.’s Inaugural Best in Business List

Hollister Staffing has been awarded the Gold medal in the Enduring Impact (15+ Years) category as part of Inc.’s 2020 Best in Business list. The list, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. (on newsstands December29, 2020), recognizes small-and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had a superlative impact on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole. The winners were selected from a wealth of editorial nominations in addition to a competitive application process.

Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc., says, "It's been an incredibly challenging year for companies. Across industries, businesses have had to make brutally tough decisions and face unprecedented uncertainty. That's why we knew 2020 called for a new recognition program, something to complement our annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. For Best in Business, companies have prioritized tackling today’s problems to lead us to a better future, even if they’ve struggled to stay in the black."

Instead of relying on quantitative criteria linked to sales or funding, Inc.'s editors reviewed the companies' achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 30 different industries – health, software, retail, business services, and more – and in age- and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was very competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits – a huge success for these honors in their inaugural year. Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at inc.com/best-in-business/2020.

Congratulations to the entire Hollister team – it is your commitment to supporting our community that allowed us to earn this distinction.