Aegis Living Makes 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List Released by Puget Sound Business Journal

2010 Companies Honored and Rankings Announced

Oct 20, 2010, 12:15 ET from Aegis Living

SEATTLE, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Puget Sound Business Journal announced that Aegis Living is one of the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies at an awards event at Meydenbauer Center on Oct. 13.  The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies are listed, with select companies profiled, in a special publication of the Business Journal on Oct. 15.

The Fastest-Growing Private Companies program was launched 16 years ago by the Puget Sound Business Journal to identify and recognize companies speeding to the top of their industries.  To be eligible, companies must: be privately held and headquartered in Washington; have at least $500,000 in net revenue in 2007; show an overall growth from 2007 to 2009 fiscal years; and agree to have their CPA confirm their net operating revenues with Puget Sound Business Journal.

"The companies that make this list are, by definition, among the most dynamic in our region," said Business Journal Publisher Emory Thomas Jr.  "Especially this year, they have beaten the odds imposed by the Great Recession, making membership on this elite list all the more impressive.  These companies are showing all of us what qualities it takes to grow in challenging times."

Aegis Living is a private, family-owned company founded in 1997 by Chairman and CEO Dwayne Clark, and has rapidly grown to become a leader in the senior living industry.  Aegis Living's success has been exceptional, as the company has expanded in such a short time to include 35 communities in Washington, California and Nevada.

"We are honored to be named one of the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies," said Dwayne Clark, chairman and CEO of Aegis Living.  "We pride ourselves on our 'employee-first' culture, excellent care and service, and our methodical approach to business development."

The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies program is presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal and sponsored by Chase, Lane Powell, Robert Half International, and Sound Mental Health.

Aegis Living  

Aegis Living is a national leader in retirement and assisted living, offering a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today's aging population.  Providing the finest in senior lifestyle and living options available, "We're the people who make life better," emphasizes health, quality of life, well being and community.  Aegis Living is guided by a simple philosophy: strive to treat all people with the highest possible standards.  Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Redmond, Washington privately held Aegis Living operates 35 communities in Washington, California and Nevada.  Additional information about Aegis Living and its services are available at www.AegisLiving.com. Follow us on Twitter @aegisliving and Facebook at www.facebook.com/AegisLiving.

Puget Sound Business Journal is the region's premier source of business information, serving an unparalleled audience of business and community leaders. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal provides daily updates via its website and email alerts.  The company also plays a vital role in bringing the area's leadership community together by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the year, from the Women of Influence awards event to the Washington's Best Workplaces event at Safeco Field.  Puget Sound Business Journal is a unit of American City Business Journals, which operates 40 local business newspapers throughout the United States.  Visit Puget Sound Business Journal on the web at www.pugetsoundbusinessjournal.com.

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