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Friday, Dec 18, 2020
Neighborly Named to Inc.'s Inaugural Best in Business List in Enduring Impact
Neighborly joins prestigious ranks of industry-leading companies
WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2020) – Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has been named to Inc.’s inaugural Best in Business list in the Enduring Impact category. Created by Inc., the Best in Business Awards honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference.
The list, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. (on newsstands December 29, 2020), recognizes small- and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had a superlative impact on their communities, their industries, the environment or society.
“Our franchise owners and their employees are consistently raising the bar in terms of their dedication to serve their communities, and given we are in the midst of a global pandemic, I couldn’t be prouder to see our organization rewarded with this silver medal for the Enduring Impact Award from Inc.,” said Mike Bidwell, CEO and President of Neighborly. “We’ve gone above and beyond this year to prioritize the safety of our teams and customers while still fulfilling homeowners’ essential services needs through our family of brands, and receiving this award confirms that the work has been and will continue to be worth it.”
Instead of relying on quantitative criteria linked to sales or funding, Inc.'s editors reviewed the companies' achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 30 different industries--health, software, retail, business services, and more--and in age- and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was very competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits—a huge success for these honors in their inaugural year.
"It's been an incredibly challenging year for companies,” said Scott Omelainuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Across industries, businesses have had to make brutally tough decisions and face unprecedented uncertainty. That's why we knew 2020 called for a new recognition program, something to complement our annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. For Best in Business, companies have prioritized tackling today’s problems to lead us to a better future, even if they’ve struggled to stay in the black."
Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at inc.com/best-in-business.
Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 27 brands and more than 4,300 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada.
About Inc. Media
The world's most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers' in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc.