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On Sept. 17, the 50 fastest growing companies in Central Pennsylvania were recognized during the Central Penn Business Journal's annual awards event.

CPBJ's Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies program identifies the region's most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to the strength of the local economy.

Over 400 attendees spent the morning at the Hilton Harrisburg over breakfast, hearing from event sponsors and cheering on the winning companies, starting with No. 50 and counting all the way down to the top spot. 

Nominated companies were ranked according to revenue growth over a three-year period from 2015 to 2017, with both dollar and percentage increases taken into consideration. 

See the complete rankings here.

See photo highlights here:

The event, which started at 7:30 a.m., began with a buffet breakfast and time for networking.
The event, which started at 7:30 a.m., began with a buffet breakfast and time for networking. - (Photo / )
The event, which started at 7:30 a.m., began with a buffet breakfast and time for networking. - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger) The team from Klock Entertainment, a Dauphin County live entertainment and DJ service company and No. 48 on the list of fastest-growing companies, comes together for a photo. - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger) Representatives from Spooky Nook Sports, a sports and events complex in Manheim, Lancaster County which came in at No. 15 on the list of fastest-growing companies. Spooky Nook was also a major sponsor of the event. - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger) Derek West, manager at presenting event sponsor Baker Tilly, preceded the announcement of the rankings by explaining how his company calculated them. - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger) Melvin White, director of sales for major event sponsor Comcast Business - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger) Stuart Bretz, vice president of sales of major event sponsor Highmark Blue Shield - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger) Craig Stadler, right, of Comcast Business, chats with Rob Ruth, whose Dillsburg-based car dealership Bob Ruth Ford came in at No. 20 on the list. - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger) David M. Kleppinger, chairman of major event sponsor McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger) Jonathan Snavely, director of sales and marketing at Spooky Nook, a major sponsor of the event and No. 15 on the fastest-growing companies list - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger) Lancaster County-based food service equipment supplier Clark Associates, Inc. claimed the top spot as the fastest-growing company in Central Pennsylvania. The company celebrated its 10th appearance on the list and first time at No. 1. Gene Clark, president of Clark's Food Service Equipment division, accepted the award. - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger) Pictured are the leaders of the top 10 companies on this year's list of fastest growing companies, as well as representatives from sponsor companies. Clockwise starting third from left, top row, the company leaders are: Craig Ritter, president and owner of No. 2 company Ritter Insurance Marketing; Keith Ebersole, co-president of No. 8 company Speedwell Construction; Gene Clark, president of Nno. 1 company Clark Associates' Food Service Equipment division; Alex McManimen, president of No. 4 company M2 Construction; (bottom row) Stephan Van Der Ploog, president and CEO at No. 10 company Candoris; a representative from No. 9 company HB McClure; Patricia Husic, president and CEO of No. 7 company Centric Financial Corp.; Andy Dula, COO and CFO of No. 6 company EGStoltzfus; Lori A. Maley, president and CEO of No. 5 company Bank of Bird-in-Hand; and Joshua Hankey, president and CEO of No. 3 company Royal Square Development & Construction. - (Photo / Jamie Schoenberger)

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