9Round Ranked Among South Carolina’s 25 Fastest Growing Companies in 2019
International kickboxing franchise is one of only four companies in the ranking’s history to make the list four consecutive years
October 29, 2019 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC, was announced last week as number 14 on the 2019 SC Fastest Growing Companies List. In the 18 years since the prestigious ranking began, 9Round is one of just four companies to be named to the list four years in a row.
“As a brand born and bred in Greenville, having a recurring presence since 2016 on this statewide ranking alongside so many impressive brands is both an honor and a privilege,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round. “While 9Round’s presence has expanded to nearly 800 locations worldwide to-date, South Carolina is still our home, and I’m proud that our growth has been able to positively benefit the state.”
9Round, along with the 24 other companies that made this year’s SC Fastest Growing Companies List, was honored on Oct. 22 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, S.C. 9Round co-founders Shannon (CEO) and Heather (COO) Hudson attended the event to accept recognition for the ranking on behalf of the brand.
“In addition to hiring people and paying taxes, people who build small businesses often become leaders in their communities; they have a vested interest in their local community’s success because it is often interconnected with their company’s ability to grow and prosper,” said South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis during the event. “I congratulate these South Carolina companies being honored today for the positive impact they are having on our state and wish them continued growth and success in the future.”
Since 2001, the SC Fastest Growing Companies List has acknowledged top-performing private and publicly owned companies in South Carolina. The list was founded as a way to honor the state’s most dynamic businesses and their contributions to the economy.
Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings 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 800 9Round locations open and operating throughout 42 states and in 19 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Argentina, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Ecuador, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.
About the SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies List
South Carolina's Fastest Growing Companies competition is the annual ranking of the Palmetto State's 25 most dynamic and successful companies. Now in its 18th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly owned companies that have contributed to South Carolina's economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment.