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Governor Hogan Joined Groove and Offit Kurman to Recognize Maryland’s Inc. 500|5000 Companies

Groove, Offit Kurman, and The Maryland Department of Commerce celebrated Maryland’s 106 fastest-growing private companies in the country

For Immediate Release

inc5000Baltimore, MD, January 27, 2016Groove, a Baltimore-based creative marketing, web design and development agency, welcomed Governor Larry Hogan and local business leaders on January 20 to celebrate the Maryland companies named to the 2015 Inc. 500|5000 list. “We wanted to celebrate the achievements of the fastest growing companies in the country, headquartered in our own backyard,” said Ethan Giffin, Groove CEO. “The number of companies recognized on the list speaks volumes to the entrepreneurial spirit of our state. It’s an honor to be among them.” The event, sponsored by Groove, Offit Kurman, and The Maryland Department of Commerce, honored the 106 Maryland companies that made the Inc. 500|5000 list. Groove was recognized for a third time and Offit Kurman for a fourth time in 2015. “I am proud to recognize the tremendous achievements of the Maryland companies that made the prestigious Inc. 500 and 5000 list in 2015,” said Governor Hogan. “Many of the companies named to the list were founded in the last 10 years, underscoring the outstanding resources and growing ecosystem that Maryland offers entrepreneurs and start-up companies.” The 34th annual Inc. 500|5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. Rich Russey, Inc. Magazine publisher, addressed the honorees, “Growing businesses are the backbone of our country. The Maryland companies we are celebrating created 23,000 new jobs. You are driving and building Maryland’s economy. Watch interviews from the event here. The full list of Inc. 5000 companies can be found at


Founded in 2007, Groove is one of the nation’s premier creative marketing, web design and development agencies. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, Groove delivers digital solutions to businesses around the world, ranging from eCommerce, web design, inbound marketing, and branding. The growing company has been recognized nationally on the 2013-2015 Inc. Magazine “Inc. 5000” lists, as an Agency Post “Agency 100,” and as a “Best Young Company to Work for” by turnstone. Groove was also named a “Best Place to Work” in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal. To learn more about Groove, visit


Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With 120 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our eight offices serve individual and corporate clients in the Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Northern Virginia markets, as well as the Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City metropolitan areas. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.

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