Inc. magazine ranked Ohio-based Royalton Music Center #4958 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most well-known ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
“As a brick and mortar retailer in Cleveland, we were thrilled be on the Inc. 5000 list and incredibly honored,” said Lauren Haas Amanfoh, third-generation owner and President of Royalton Music Center. Inc.
The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list took place from Oct. 10 through Oct. 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif.
Speakers included former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and No. 1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.
“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. president and editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”