RMR helps iCore Networks Rank No. 29 on the 2009 Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 3,924%

MCLEAN, VA, August 13, 2009 — Inc. magazine announced yesterday that iCore Networks ranked in at number 29 on its 28th annual Inc. 500, 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-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, American Apparel, Oracle, and hundreds of other powerhouses gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.


“If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500,” said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. “These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can’t live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine’s tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition.”


iCore Networks is the D.C. metro area’s leading provider of Voice over Private Internet (VoPI) services. iCore was started after Chairman and CEO Stephen Canton realized VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology could be used to give small and medium sized companies the same voice and data communications capabilities enjoyed by large organizations at a fraction of the cost. Signing up its first customer in 2004, iCore now services 20,000 business customers.


“This year marks our fifth-year anniversary and we are thrilled to be recognized on this list with so many other great companies,” Canton said. “This ranking is a testament to the performance of our team, the reliability of our network and the acquisition of new customers despite the economic meltdown. Coming off a strong performance in 2008 we’re headed in right direction, no question.”


The 2009 Inc. 500 unveiled in the September issue of Inc. magazine (available on newsstands on August 17) and on Inc.com, measures revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005. 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, 2008.


About iCore Networks
iCore is a managed networking and Voice over Private Internet (VoPI) company that offers small and medium-sized businesses a cost effective, simple solution to their voice and data needs. Unlike VoIP, VoPI provides a managed, secure, hosted, end-to-end voice and data system that gives small and medium-sized businesses the same capabilities enjoyed by Fortune 500 companies at a savings over their current voice and data providers. iCore backs those capabilities with the most customer-oriented employees in the industry; unprecedented reliability and disaster recovery tools; and world-class employee support and training. For more information about iCore Networks, please visit http://www.icore.com.


About RMR & Associates
Headquartered in Rockville, MD, RMR & Associates, Inc. (RMR), has been addressing the unique needs of clients serving commercial, B2B, government and IT sectors for more than 20 years. RMR’s integrated marketing includes public relations, advertising, direct mail, media buying, list rental, Website design and interactive marketing. RMR’s unique national experience and knowledge base has helped to build an extensive network of key contacts among venture capitalists, key organizations and key business leaders. With more than 400 product and company rollouts and repositioning, RMR has garnered results for local, national and international clients such as AOL, Insoft Corporation (acquired by Netscape), Telogy Networks (acquired by Texas Instruments), and consumer accounts such as Subway, .ORG, the Public Interest Registry and UMUC.


About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. 5000 community, both a new class of Inc. 5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 23–25, 2009, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. For more information about the 2009 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony, and to register, visit www.Inc5000event.com. Stay connected with Inc. Events by following @IncEvents on Twitter.