SalterMitchell PR Makes the INC. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America

Lexie Savedge

The Inc. 5000 list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful independent businesses in the United States

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Inc. today recognized SalterMitchell PR (SMPR) as one of the fastest growing private companies in America on its annual Inc. 5000 list. Earning a national rank of 2,700 and a Florida rank of 216, SMPR joins this prestigious list of independent companies who have achieved accelerated growth and success. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. 

"It is a tremendous honor to be among such a prestigious group of U.S. businesses and to be recognized for our growth,” said April Salter, SMPR founder and CEO. “When I started this company 23 years ago, I had no idea of the thrills and rewards that owning a company would bring. I'm grateful for the mentors and business owner colleagues who have advised me and helped our firm grow. The SMPR team is stronger today than ever before thanks to our firm's leadership, especially our president, Heidi Otway."

The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid labor shortages and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. 

​​“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.” 

April Salter founded the firm as Herrle Communications Group in 1999. The company grew and evolved into SalterMitchell PR, an award-winning communications consultancy focused on helping good causes win. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, businesses, state agencies, nonprofits and associations across Florida. 

“This is a major achievement for SalterMitchell PR and the result of our firm’s mission, our clients, and more importantly, our dynamic and diverse team of communication and marketing professionals,” said Heidi Otway, SMPR president and partner. “We thank our clients for trusting us to be their advisors and partners, and we look forward to what the future holds as we continue to grow, evolve and help more good causes win.” 

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