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The Rochester Business Alliance and KPMG LLP are pleased to present the 28th Annual Rochester Top 100, a program that recognizes Greater Rochester’s fastest growing companies. The Rochester Top 100 is intended to recognize both large and small privately owned companies that have and will continue to have a positive influence on the future of our community.

We need your input to make the Rochester Top 100 a success! If your company, or a company with which you are familiar, qualifies by meeting all of the below nomination criteria, complete the online form below to be considered for this honor. Nominated companies will be ranked according to revenue growth, taking into consideration both dollar and percentage increases. Only nominated companies will be eligible.

We are looking forward to continuing the success of the past 27 years by honoring area companies that make a significant contribution to the strength and the growth of our local economy.

NOMINATION CRITERIA

    Eligible companies must:
  1. Be independent (no parent company)
  2. Be privately held (not publicly traded)
  3. Have revenue of at least $1 million in each of the three most recent fiscal years. (KPMG reserves the right to make the final determinations of comparable revenue levels; all revenue figures will be held in the strictest confidence by KPMG)
  4. Be headquartered in the Greater Rochester area (includes Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties)

REQUIRED PROOF OF REVENUES

All qualifying nominations will be required to provide KPMG with copies of the nominated company’s statements of income or first pages of tax returns for each of the three most recent fiscal years. If available, please include the required information as proof of revenues when submitting your nomination form. All revenue and growth information will be held in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

A nomination form must be completed regardless of past participation in the Top 100 program. Neither the Rochester Business Alliance nor KPMG is responsible for contacting past nominees regarding the completion of a nomination form. The provision of accurate information is the responsibility of the nominee.

KEY DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Monday, June 30th - Deadline for Nominations
    Deadline for nominations is Monday, June 30, 2014. In fairness to all nominees who meet the deadline, no applications will be accepted after that date.
  • SAVE THE DATE - Thursday, October 30th - Executive’s VIP Networking Reception
    On Thursday, October 30, 2014, a complimentary private VIP Networking Reception will be held honoring the highest ranking executives of all qualifying 2014 Rochester Top 100 companies. The evening reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and attendance is by invitation only. A sneak peek of the top 100 company rankings will be released to all Executives attending this reception.
  • Friday, October 31st - Rochester Business Journal (RBJ) Supplement
    On Friday, October 31, 2014, the Rochester Business Journal will release a special supplement honoring the companies of this year’s Rochester Top 100 program. The Top 100 special supplement will also be distributed at the celebration luncheon. In addition, the rankings will be released on the Rochester Business Alliance website and through our media outlets.
  • SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday, November 5th - Gala Reception and Luncheon Awards Presentation
    All companies will be honored at a Gala Reception and Luncheon on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. A Gala Reception begins at 10:45 a.m. followed by the luncheon from noon - 1:30pm. A video montage, produced by 13WHAM-TV, including a special tribute to the top three companies, will be presented during the event.
  • Ongoing Promotion Opportunities for Qualifying Rochester Top 100 Companies
    After notification letters are distributed in mid-August, an opportunity for ongoing promotions leading up to the celebration luncheon will be made available to all qualifying companies by Entercom Rochester and the Rochester Business Journal.

2014 Rochester Top 100 Nomination Form

Entry Deadline: June 30, 2014

All fields are required unless indicated

COMPANY INFORMATION
  1. Please enter the name of your company
  2. Please enter your company’s street address
  3. Please enter your company’s city, state, and zipcode
  4. Please enter your company’s phone number
  5. Please enter the year your company was founded
  6. Please enter the web address of your company’s website
  7. Please enter the number of employees in the Rochester area
  8. Please enter the total overall number of employees outside the greater Rochester area
  9. Industry - select at least one option
    Construction e-Commerce Financial Services Manufacturing
    Retail Service Technology Wholesale / Distribution
    Please select at least one industry
  10. Indicate if considered (optional)
    (Check all that apply)
    Minority-owned Company Woman-owned Company Veteran-owned Company
  11. Please briefly describe your company

    Company’s Highest Ranking Executive
    Example: CEO, President, Chairman, Owner.

  1. Please enter the name of your highest ranking executive
  2. Please enter the title of your highest ranking company title
  3. Please enter the name of your highest ranking company email

    Company’s Marketing or Administrative Contact
    Used for verification and submission of the Company’s required recognition materials.
    Enter a Company Representative name only.

  1. Please enter the name of the marketing or administrative contact
  2. Please enter the title of the marketing or administrative contact
  3. Please enter the name of the marketing or administrative contact
  4. Please enter the phone number of the marketing or administrative contact
REVENUE INFORMATION
  • Round all revenues to the nearest thousand.
  • When submitting nomination form, include required statements of income or first pages of tax returns for each of the company’s three most recent fiscal years as proof of revenues, if available.
  • All revenue figures will be held in confidence by KPMG.
  1. Please enter the revenue for the most recent fiscal year in numbers only
  2. Please enter the revenue for the first prior fiscal year in numbers only
  3. Please enter the revenue for the second prior fiscal year in numbers only
Proof of Revenue

Company’s Financial Contact or Accountant
Used to obtain Company’s proof of revenues required for each of the three most recent fiscal years.
Please enter a Financial Representative name here only:

  1. Please enter your company’s contact for revenue verification
  2. Please enter your company’s contact email address for revenue verification
  3. Please enter your company’s contact email address for revenue verification
  4. Please enter your company’s contact phone number for revenue verification

Majority Owner(s)
Individual(s) or entity(ies) who has majority ownership and control of the company.

Please enter the majority owners for your company
NOMINATOR INFORMATION
  1. Please enter your name
  2. Please enter your phone number
  3. Please enter your email address

If you do not receive an email confirmation of your nomination submission from KPMG, please contact Patty Cook at 585-263-4013.
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Nomination Form Inquiries
Patty Cook
KPMG LLP
(585) 263-4013
pacook@kpmg.com

All Other Inquiries
Susan George
Rochester Business Alliance
(585) 256-4612
Susan.George@rballiance.com

The Rochester Business Alliance and KPMG LLP thank you in advance for your participation and help in recognizing the Rochester Top 100.

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