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Milwaukee Business Journal Names BVM a 2019 Fastest Growing Firm!

July 22, 2019

The Milwaukee Business Journal has named Best Version Media one of Milwaukee’s Fastest Growing Firms in 2019! Winners of this award are fast-growing, mid-size companies throughout Wisconsin that have seen consistent revenue growth each year. BVM is honored to be recognized for this award for the third time by the Milwaukee Business Journal, one of Milwaukee’s most respected business media outlets.

Best Version Media started out with a small handful of magazines in the Milwaukee area back in 2007. The company incubated its business model until around 2012, when it expanded across the United States — and ultimately into Canada. Today, BVM is an international media company with hundreds of publications and tens of millions of readers.

Dave Durand, CEO of Best Version Media, was chosen to be the keynote speaker at the award ceremony last week. Durand told the ballroom full of winners what it took for BVM to become one of Milwaukee Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Firms.

“We make sure everything is right in our accounting systems, our HR systems and our marketing efforts — just like all of [the winning companies],” Durand said. “More than anything, though, it’s about finding the right people.”

Finding great employees is a challenge. Durand explained the importance of finding a great match, not only from a technical standpoint, but also one that fits the culture.

“The most important thing for us was to create an attractive culture,” Durand said. “You can take high-virtue people who are intelligent and train them into a lot of different things.” 

BVM’s rapid growth can be attributed not only to its unique and effective business model, but also to every Publisher, client and resident that has supported BVM through the years. Best Version Media is a network of thousands of people who all contribute to the company’s success, and we are excited for more great successes in the years to come.

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