SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/04/12 -- Jennifer Benz today announced that Benz Communications is ranked #98 on San Francisco Business Times' 2012 "Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area." Jen is founder and CEO of Benz Communications, a leading HR and benefits communication strategy boutique.
The "Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area" recognizes the women at the helm of the Bay Area's most successful businesses. Companies considered for the award are based in the San Francisco Business Times' coverage area (the counties of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Alameda, and Contra Costa, plus the city of Palo Alto) and ranked by 2011 revenue.
"We're delighted to be among the top 100 women-owned businesses in the Bay Area. We're driven to help employers do the best possible job of educating employees about health care and retirement. Our rapid growth is a direct result of the tremendous need of employers to be effective at this critically-important task and our passion to deliver our very best for our team and our clients," stated Jen.
Benz Communications is also among the San Francisco Business Times' 2012 "100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area." Companies named to the 2012 "100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area" are ranked by percent net revenue growth for FY2009-FY2011. Rankings will be announced on October 26, 2012.
These acknowledgements follow Benz Communications' inclusion, for the first time, in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Benz Communications is ranked #534 overall on the 2012 Inc. 5000; #9 in HR, and #25 in San Francisco.
As detailed in the Inc. Benz Communications Company Overview, over the three-year period 2008-2011, Benz Communications increased revenues 718% to $2.2 million from $269,852, grew the number of employees to 17, and established its HR/benefits industry-wide reputation by sharing expertise on their blog, in industry trade press, and through speaking engagements.
Jen, a former Hewitt Associates consultant, founded Benz Communications in 2006. Since then, Benz Communications has evolved into a "small giant" that successfully competes against the "Big Three" global insurance and outsourcing companies (e.g., Aon Hewitt, Mercer, and Towers Watson). Clients include Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For and Fortune 500 companies. Benz Communications also offers a series of toolkits and products to help small and mid-size employers educate their employees about their health and financial benefits. Benz Communications recently launched Bento, an out-of-the-box benefits website solution. Bento incorporates Benz Communications' signature approach to creating fully customized benefits websites, based on its work with leading-edge large employers and brokers serving small and mid-size employers.
About Benz Communications
Benz Communications is a benefits communications strategy boutique creating integrated employee benefits campaigns for employers committed to nurturing high-performing and satisfied employees. Benz Communications' clients include Fortune 500 companies and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. Benz Communications also offers Bento, an out-of-the-box benefits website solution, and innovative toolkits and products to help small and mid-size companies educate employees about health and financial benefits. Additional information about Benz Communications may be found at http://benzcommunications.com.
Robin Schoen Public Relations
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