Albany Business Review Feature Story & Fastest-Growing Companies List

This morning the Albany Business Review named us to their 2016 list of Fastest Growing Companies and ran a corresponding story on us. Both links are behind a paywall. After failing to find a copy at my local grocery store and gas stations, I paid $4.99 for a PDF copy. Here’s the article (click to enlarge):

Pure Adapt Albany Business Review Adam McFarland

The Fastest-Growing Companies list is based upon five-year growth. For a reasonably sized city like Albany, being #18 feels like a pretty good accomplishment!

The Business Review doesn’t have massive distribution, but it does have a very specific readership of local business owners, executives, and real estate developers. Recognition from them is in many ways more important to us than large local media outlets, particularly as we look out the next few years and start to consider options like buying our own building as I mentioned in the article

I think it’s also worth mentioning that, according to my phone, I had a 22 minute and 24 second conversation with the reporter. While I think he did a very good job with the piece, some details were slightly off or not quite portrayed exactly how I intended them in the context of the conversation. That’s totally understandable and to be expected when you boil 22 minutes down to a few paragraphs, but it’s also a good reminder of how these things work.

All in all we couldn’t be happier to get some big local recognition for the first time!

2 comments on Albany Business Review Feature Story & Fastest-Growing Companies List

  1. Tim says:

    Very cool! When we had a business in the capital district we subscribed and read religiously the Business Review, a real valuable publication for business owners in that area. And yes, reporters are gifted at crafting a story in whatever direction they want, makes you question basically any news story you read.

    • Adam McFarland says:

      Thanks Tim!

      makes you question basically any news story you read

      That’s exactly what I’ve been thinking these past few days since the story came out. I’m not yet sure if it will change my approach or not. If nothing else, I’ll certainly be a little more skeptical of certain types of content. I could see focusing more on reading just factual news (this company bought that company, this stock is up, etc), news directly from the source, and really good long form content that’s been researched and fact checked, while skipping shorter stories like this.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Commenting Rules

I'm honored that you found this post interesting enough to leave a comment. Before posting, I have a few ground rules:

  • Please keep your comments as relevant to the post as possible.
  • No personal attacks or any other nastiness.
  • Your first comment is subject to my approval.

Thanks!