I just received the Inc. 500 Entrepreneurial Superstars magazine in the mail, and although Advocate Publishing isn’t listed in the magazine, we recently were notified that we qualified as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

At the top of the list was Northern Capital Insurance, which listed three-year growth (2005-2008) of 19,812.2 percent. We were quite a ways farther down the list, listed at 4,474 and clocking in with 34 percent annual growth. We’re located strategically between Environmental Dynamics (a Columbia, Mo., wastewater treatment equipment company) and dreamGEAR (a Torrance, Ca., company that manufactures video game accessories).

Anyway, this has been a tough year for most businesses, so we’re happy to be on the list for the second consecutive year (last year we were in 4,809th place). Thanks to all of you for taking to time to read our magazines and website and for making the effort to support the advertisers who make our business possible.