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Oakleaf in the News

Oakleaf Among Top 100 Fastest Growing Inner-City Us Companies

For 6th Consecutive Year – Oakleaf Awarded for Continued Growth

Hartford, Conn. (May 25, 2010 ) - For the sixth consecutive year, Oakleaf, a leader in sustainable waste logistics and recycling solutions, has been recognized as one of the fastest growing inner city businesses in the United States.

The 10th annual Inner City 100 competition, created by Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), identifies, celebrates and supports the 100 fastest-growing inner-city companies across the U.S. In 2009, Oakleaf was inducted into the ICIC Hall of Fame.

Since the inaugural Inner City 100 list in 1999, a select group of dynamic inner city businesses have been recognized as repeat Inner City 100 winners because of their astounding growth rates over a sustained period. These urban companies are showcased during their fifth year on the Inner City 100 list as Hall of Fame recipients. They continue to make a sustained and meaningful contribution to their local economies. Over the last 12 years, 41 Inner City 100 companies have been inducted into the Staples Foundation for Learning Hall of Fame. These companies employ more than 4,000 workers.

“2010 marks our sixth consecutive year of making the Inner City 100,” says Marc Okrant, Vice President of Marketing for Oakleaf. “This year, the award illustrates our continued commitment to clients, vendors and our city. Oakleaf has been progressively earning market share, which means both employee and territory growth. It’s an award we are very proud to receive and regard very highly.”

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, Oakleaf is committed to revolutionizing the waste service industry with a first-to-market, asset-light business model and unparalleled technology. Oakleaf is the nation's fastest-growing waste and recycling service provider with 650 employees and a nationwide network of 5,000 Oakleaf certified haulers. Oakleaf is an expert in providing service and solutions to the most progressive and environmentally minded companies in North America.

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in America's inner cities through private sector engagement that leads to job, income and wealth creation for local residents. ICIC brings together business and civic leaders to drive innovation and action, transform thinking, and accelerate inner city business growth.

For more information, please contact:
Joe Murphy, Manager Corporate Communications
The BrainStorm Group
Phone: 416.506.9930 x 275
Email: jmurphy@brainstormgroup.com