May 25, 2007

Kolbeco is pleased to congratulate 3 public relations clients who have landed on the Fastest Growing Private Companies List, published by the St. Louis Business Journal on May 25, 2007.

Landing on the list at #5 is Terrestrial Digital, whose online sales of antennas for high definition television through the firm’s Antennas Direct website, Target.com, and other major online & traditional retailers have led to nearly 420% growth from 2004-2006. Terrestrial Digital and Antennas Direct have recently gained worldwide exposure on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC’s “On the Money”, Newsweek, CNN, the Washington Post, among others.

Kolbeco’s second PR client on the St. Louis Business Journal list is Highland Homes, a University City based homebuilder focusing on urban infill housing projects and loft developments. Highland topped the 2006 list with nearly 950% growth, and holds a solid position at #12 on the 2007 list with about 240% growth. The firm recently entered the St. Charles County market with the area’s first green housing developments which have commanded extensive media exposure, and are selling quickly as a result. Highland Park in St. Peters, and Highland Terrace in O’Fallon are both currently under construction.

Also capturing a spot in the top 20 is Captiva Marketing, who landed on the list at #19 with a growth rate of about 160%. Founded in 2003, Captiva is the leading search engine marketing firm in the St. Louis area, and is led by owners Mark Forst and Bill Brasser. The firm recently expanded into new offices in Sunset Hills after outgrowing its former space in Clayton.

The St. Louis Business Journal ranked the top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in St. Louis, with growth rates ranging from 1334% to 58%.

Kolbeco is a full-service Marketing and Communications firm focusing on small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, health care, and professional services. In 2006 and 2007, Kolbeco was named one of the top PR firms in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal. Kolbeco provides strategic planning, advertising, graphic design, direct mail, web design, special events, and a full range of public relations services. For more information, please call Lauren Kolbe at 636-379-3895 or visit Kolbeco online at www.kolbeco.net.

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