i3 Merchant Solutions™ Named to Inc. Magazine’s Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000

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Inc. magazine ranked i3 Merchant Solutions™ No. 2190 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.  i3 Merchant Solutions™ joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“At i3 Merchant Solutions™, we believe that relationships are stronger than contracts and we are determined to offer innovative, affordable payment processing for all types of businesses,” said Ryan Rybolt, President of i3 Merchant Solutions™. “We are excited to make the Inc. 500|5000 list and will continue to work hard to grow our company.”

i3 Merchant Solutions™ ranked number 13 among the 41 companies in the Cincinnati Metro Area on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2012/metro/cincinnati

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

About i3 Merchant Solutions™

i3 Merchant Solutions™ was founded on the principles of offering the very best in the latest payment equipment and cutting-edge technologies available. Payment processing solutions include retail, mobile and online terminals, integration with nearly all POS systems, smartphone payments and e-commerce and shopping cart integration. Visit infintechllc.com for more information.

Inc. 500|5000 Methodology

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 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 www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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