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Dream Local Digital named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List

Inc. 5000

Dream Local Digital’s leadership team celebrates being named to the Inc. 5000 list. From left to right, Chief Strategist Dale Landrith, Founder and Client Success Officer Shannon Kinney, People Ops and Strategist Lead Carissa Christie and Chief Operating Officer Alyssa Rolerson. Missing is Finance Manager Stephanie Cook.

Rockland, Maine Dream Local Digital ranked in the 37th annual Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine’s prestigious list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Dream Local had 122% growth in revenue over a three-year period. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000 list as well.

“Our team of #HoneyBadgers has worked tirelessly over the past nine and half years to build this business from an office over my garage to now a national company in more than 65 cities, and I couldn’t be more gratified and proud to be recognized in this way by Inc. magazine. We are working with customers both small and large to help them promote their businesses via our online marketing programs and are having a positive economic impact not only with the jobs we are creating at our own firm, but the growth we’re fueling at our clients’ businesses nationwide. Thanks to Inc. for its support and for recognizing our hard work. Being part of a rapidly scaling company isn’t for the faint of heart, and I’m honored to be among the game changers that are part of this list, including nine other businesses in our home state of Maine.” 

-Shannon Kinney, Founder & Client Success Officer

Dream Local Digital has helped thousands of businesses since 2009 with digital marketing, including planning and executing digital advertising and managing their day-to-day content creation. The diverse team thrives on a passion for marketing and leveraging digital solutions for businesses. It works directly with small and medium businesses in Maine and throughout the United States and in partnerships with newspaper, radio, directory, and other media companies to provide online marketing solutions for clients.

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth over the last three years. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue grew 158 percent from $79.8 billion in 2014 to $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 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

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice. The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

– James Ledbetter, Inc. Editor in Chief.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 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 Inc. Media
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See additional coverage in the Portland Press Herald, MaineBiz, and News & Tech.

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