October 27, 2016 // Franchising.com // GREENVLLE, SC – 9Round, one of world’s leading kickboxing themed fitness franchises, was recently named the third fastest-growing growing company in its home state of South Carolina.
SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies®, a prestigious annual program that recognizes the achievements of South Carolina’s top-performing private and publicly owned companies, has evolved into the Palmetto State’s most sought-after recognition for rapidly growing organizations. Now in its 15th year, the celebrated program has honored the state’s most dynamic companies for their numerous contributions to South Carolina’s economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment.
To be eligible for the awards, companies must be headquartered in South Carolina, be in business for at least three years, and show revenues of over $3M.
“In addition to being recognized among such a diverse ad exceptional array of businesses, it is an honor to be acknowledged for our contributions to our state’s economic vitality,” said 9Round Co-Founder and CEO Shannon Hudson. “The 2016 winners represent a broad spectrum of industries and categories, all of which exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels the creation of businesses and jobs."
While the award reflects growth through the end of 2015, 9Round has also achieved a number of other milestones in 2016. These include:
Thus far in 2016, 9Round has opened 119 new clubs, including its 400th overall and first in Jordan and Japan.
For the second consecutive year, 9Round was named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list recognizing the fastest-growing private companies in America. Jumping 58 spots from last year’s ranking, 9Round ranked #413 in the 2016 list based on a staggering 933% three-year growth rate.
9Round claimed the #190 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list. This marked the company’s fourth consecutive year on the prestigious list and first ranking in the Top 200.
9Round hosted its 5th Annual Kick Event, raising nearly $180,000 to advance breast cancer treatment and laboratory research. Since launching the annual event in 2012, 9Round has recorded nearly 37 million kicks and raised close to $370,000.
Co-founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings boxing and kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a convenient, affordable, 30-minute, full body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations developed by Shannon himself. Today, there are nearly 420 9Round clubs open and operating throughout 40 states and nine countries. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.
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