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Birch Ranked in the Inc. 5000 for Third Consecutive Year

This is Birch's fourth Inc. 500/5000 ranking since 2004!

Atlanta, GA – August 24, 2011


- irch Communications, a leading IP-based telecom and managed services provider for small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that it has been included in the 2011 Inc. magazine ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the third consecutive year. Birch has been providing telecommunications and broadband Internet services to businesses for 15 years.Inc. 500 in 2004; the Inc. 500|5000 in 2009, 2010 and now 2011; and was also ranked the seventh fastest growing private company in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2010. Over the past three years Birch has achieved 154% revenue growth.Inc. 500|5000 list three years in a row,” said Vincent Oddo, Birch president and CEO. “Birch has achieved record growth over the last three years. We did this by providing our customers the personal attention they deserve, and expanding the reach of the Birch IP Network, offering our customers the services they need at competitive rates.”


The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 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        # # #

About Birch Communications

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with Operations Centers in Macon, Ga. and Emporia, Kan. and an office in Kansas City, Mo., Birch Communications provides managed communications and information technology services to a target market of small- and medium-sized businesses in select metropolitan areas within 38 states across the United States. Birch services include local and long distance voice, broadband Internet access, T1, PRI, bonded T1, mobile voice and data, e-mail, voicemail, and many other communications and information technology services. Birch voice and data services are, in most cases, delivered using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology on the company’s secure IP Network rather than over the public Internet. Please visit for more information.

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. ( is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology.

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Birch has been named in the

“It’s an honor to be included on the

“The Birch IP Network provides our business customers with the communications services they need to stay competitive in this economy,” said Chris Aversano, Birch chief operating officer. “Birch is well-positioned for continued growth through 2012.”

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