Company Profile

AIS

Manufactures commercial office furniture including dividers, screens, and other products that enable social distancing

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Manufacturing
Year Founded
1989
Location
Leominster, Massachusetts
Leadership
Bruce Platzman
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Manufacturing (2021)
AIS organized a massive mask-sewing effort that affected more than half a million people, and spearheaded the Renew New England program, which brings organizations together to buy and sell locally and return money to the regional economy.
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The Vertical Collective

Product development and manufacturing firm enabling commerce for subscription box companies and DTC retailers of clothing, home goods, and more.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Consumer Products & Services
Year Founded
2015
Location
SOLANA BEACH, California
Leadership
Katherine Zabloudil, Morgaine McGee
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Consumer Products & Services (2021)
The Vertical Collective has been using its manufacturing expertise to produce millions of masks and other PPE for the government and health care agencies. This year it launched an incubator program to assist entrepreneurs with supply-chain issues.
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Regionals Pacific
No. 4 (2022)
Inc. 5000
No. 35 (2021)

Participant

Produces films and television shows aimed at raising awareness of social causes and promoting positive social change

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Media
Year Founded
2004
Location
Los Angeles, California
Leadership
David Linde, David Linde
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Media (2021),
Media (2020)
Participant makes award-winning films, such as Judas and the Black Messiah, that seek to educate audiences and inspire social change.
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Scribe Media

Publishing and media services company helping entrepreneurs, executives, and other business professionals write, publish, and market their books.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Media
Year Founded
2014
Location
Austin, Texas
Leadership
JeVon McCormick
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2022
We put people first and care about all the people who help us turn our authors’ ideas, knowledge, and wisdom into finished works. Our team shows up with empathy, caring, and understanding for people, because people are the point of our business. That philosophy translates to success on many levels. Most important, we believe we will be measured by the differences we have made in people’s lives and by the relationships we create and nurture. Without those relationships, without people, nothing else matters.
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Inc. Best in Business
Media (2021)
Scribe launched Unheard Voices, a nonprofit arm of the company that offers free or deeply discounted publishing services to authors who can't afford them. Through the Scribe Book School, a series of online video courses, the company also offers its entire book-writing process for free.
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Sonoro

Produces a range of audio content by Latinx and Hispanic creators

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Media
Year Founded
2020
Location
Los Angeles, California
Leadership
Joshua Weinstein, Camila Victoriano and Gerónimo Ávila.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Media (2021)
Sonoro, which has the No. 1 podcast network in Latin America, enables its Latinx and Hispanic content creators--a group that has long been largely overlooked--to retain a financial stake in their work to help jump-start their careers.
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