In this issue
Inc. 5000 List
Ultimark Products, LLC focuses on acquiring a
broad portfolio of consumer brands and leveraging each companyís
widely-recognized brand through superior marketing and promotion.
The company works to re-introduce trusted brands that have seen a
decline in revenue and market share. By identifying new products or
discovering retail extension opportunities for early-stage products,
Ultimark can extend a brandís reach and earning potential.
Ultimarkís channels of distribution have increased
from DRTV and electronic retail to include retail, catalog, and
e-commerce. Each Ultimark brand receives the proper, individual
marketing strategy and support to enhance its unique market
Ultimark Products, LLC was created in 2009, and was
formerly known as Creative Concepts Holdings Inc. (CCH), which was
incorporated in 2000. The company had been in the business of
selling a variety of promotional products principally through DRTV
and mass media electronic retailers such as QVC. Ultimark Products
pioneered a diverse assortment of strong brands including Instant
Flower GardenTM, :08 Minute AbsTM and Grandmotherís Kitchen WisdomTM.
Ultimark partners with IT Solutions to support its
growing technology and business needs through the
SharedVision Guardian plan.
Solutions was been able to get our systems properly
organized, running efficiently and has proven to be an
extremely valuable business partner."
Mike Meloney, Controller,
Ultimark Products is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, PA. For
more information about Ultimark and the services they can provide
for your business, contact
Michael Meloney or visit
Solutions Named to Inc. 5000 for the
Fifth Consecutive Year
the fifth year in a row, IT Solutions has made the Inc. 5000, a
national ranking of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Of the
companies that made the list, only a small number of honorees have
made the competitive distinction all five years.
The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of the Inc. 500, which was introduced
in 1982. The Inc. 5000 digs deeper to offer the most in-depth look
ever at the entrepreneurial engine driving the U.S. economy.
The list includes companies ranging across diverse industries from
construction and manufacturing to IT and business services. In a
stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc.
500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies
on this year's list report having created 370,000 jobs in the past
three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366
billion, up 14 percent from last year.
National Preparedness Month: Donít Wait for the Next Disaster to
Develop Your Plan
Augustís earthquake and a hurricane in the same week werenít enough
to make you think twice about your businessís ability to withstand a
disaster, then nothing could. But, if youíre like most conscientious
business owners and decision makers we at IT Solutions speak to all
the time about their companiesí data security, the events of last
month had to make you wonder if youíre doing everything you can to
keep your business running smoothly in the event of major building
damage or a long-term power outage. In a region where we do not
typically see natural distasters such as this, were you confident
that your business was prepared to withstand such uncontrollable
The percentage of
small- to medium-sized businesses that never recover after a
disaster is staggeringly high. Did you know?
- 90 percent of
companies unable to resume operations within 5 days after a
disaster are out of business within one year
- 78 percent of
companies that suffer a catastrophe without a contingency plan
are gone within 2 years
Even for small
companies that do some planning:
- 90 percent of
smaller companies (less than 100 employees) surveyed spend less
than one day per month preparing and maintaining their
- One in five (22
percent) spend no time maintaining their plans
- Comparatively, 20
percent of larger companies (more than 100 employees) spend over
10 days per month on their continuity plans
Learn: Technology Trends 2012
few seats remain for our FREE Lunch and Learn on
October 19, 2011!
in-depth look at the innovative products and
services that are making a positive impact in
business today. Weíll provide an informative
overview of our latest support offering --
NearCloud - as well as case studies on
cost-effective, custom application development
for Salesforce.com and mobile devices, including
demos with iPhone and iPads.
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Location: The HUB Cira
2929 Arch Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104-7397
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Click here to register or to learn more
about the Lunch and Learn.
How to Create
Dashboards for Improved Business Performance
Business analytics is one of the hottest topics
in management today. Analytics, made visual with
graphical dashboards, can provide a wealth of
real-time information as to how a business is
operating in simple-to-understand formats.
Dashboards are windows into a company's data,
helping managers make decisions minute by
Title: How to Create Dashboards for
Improved Business Performance with FileMaker
Date: Friday, September 23, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Click here to register or to learn more
about the webinar.
By popular demand, IT Solutions brings back the Employee
Spotlight to our monthly newsletter. We have a number of new
additions to our team since the last time this section
appeared. Because much of the interaction we have with our
clients is done remotely, we think the Employee Spotlight is
a great way for our clients to put a face with a name and to
learn a little more about the people that make up our
Name: Mike Moffett
Title: Engineer, Proactive Services Team
Education: B.A, Rutgers University,
Home: Willow Grove, PA
First job: Cart Wrangler at ShopRite
Little known fact about you: Played ice
hockey for 20 years
Word that best describes you: Dedicated
Like best about your job: Each day brings
a new challenge
The most important lesson you've learned:
Life motto: What's the worst that can
Person most interested in meeting: Bill
Most influential books: Heart of
Favorite movies: Seven, Donnie
Darko, Requiem for a Dream
Favorite restaurant: Outback
Favorite vacation spot: Wildwood, NJ
Favorite way to spend free time: Going to
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