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Inc. magazine lists Sundog IT as one of America’s

DeKALB – Inc. magazine revealed that DeKalb-based Sundog IT is on its annual Inc. 5000 list, ranking the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

The list represents a look at the most successful companies within the U.S. economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000, according to a news release.

“It really is an honor to have made the list,” said Cohen Barnes, Sundog CEO. “We are proud to be one of the best firms providing IT service and support to organizations across northern Illinois. Our team delivers technology your staff will love and your organization will thrive on. The Microsoft platform, the cloud technologies and the cybersecurity solutions we provide allow our staff to do just that.”

The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for more than 1 million jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 – including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria – can be found at

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk said. “From health and software to media and hospitality, Sundog is the only IT service and support firm in the DeKalb area having over 30 years of experience, with 100% of our engineers being industry-certified, that delivers the fastest response times by answering our phones live, and who offers month-to-month contracts backed by a 30-day, no questions asked money back guarantee list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016, according to the news release. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of Dec. 31, 2019. Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired. The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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