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Connected Living Achieves Ranking on the Inc. 5000 – Inc. Magazine’s Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Connected Living, the only global technology and lifelong learning solution to revolutionize an aging population’s ability to connect and create change, today announced it has been named to Inc. Magazine’s exclusive list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the United States. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. The company ranked 1693 as a result of achieving significant customer and revenue growth between 2010 and 2013 of 240%

“This Inc. 5000 recognition is validation of our success inspiring an aging population to connect, contribute and lead healthier lives," said Sarah Hoit, CEO and Founder at Connected Living. "We gain far more than we give by having the wisdom, voice, advice and powerful contribution of the greatest generation.”

The uniqueness of the Connected Living solution is its integrated C3 Engine™ The C3 Engine is comprised of the Connected Living Network, cloud based technology to tie senior communities, home and mobile health together; the Connected Living University, providing content and programming to deliver life long learning; and Connected Living Consulting, to speed technology adoption and community development. Together these capabilities enable an aging population to contribute and live a healthier life.

"What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/welcome.

Methodology

The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

About Connected Living

Connected Living is the only global technology company that inspires an aging population to connect, contribute, and live a healthier life. Through its unique C3 Engine, Connected Living provides easy to use cloud technology that enables connections - the Connected Living Network; Life long learning programs and content to enhance a senior’s ability to contribute – the Connected Living University; and highly skilled consultants to drive engagement and train staff on procurement and program delivery – Connected Living Consulting. The Connected Living solution revolutionizes the ability of seniors to connect and create change. For more information visit www.connectedliving.com.

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