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YORK, Pa. -- Rutter's Farm Stores ranked No. 15 on the Central Penn Business Journal's 2012 list of the top 50 businesses making significant contributions to the growth, strength and success of the central Pennsylvania economy. This is the sixth consecutive year the convenience store chain has appeared on the list, and it moved up from its position at No. 27 last year.
“It feels great to know that we’re helping to grow our local economy and creating jobs,” said Rutter's CEO Scott Hartman.
TheCentral Penn Business Journal also recognized Rutter's as the third-largest privately owned business in central Pennsylvania.
Winners were honored at an awards breakfast held at the Hilton Harrisburg on Sept. 12. The 50 companies were also profiled in a special supplement to the Sept. 14 issue of the newspaper that contained information on each company's financial growth.
This is the 16th year of existence for the list. To be eligible, companies had to be public or private, for-profit entities headquartered in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York County; show revenue of at least $500,000 in each of the fiscal years ending 2009, 2010 and 2011; and demonstrate revenue growth for 2011 as compared to 2009.
Rutter's Farm Stores is a third-generation, family-owned business that operates 57 c-stores in six central Pennsylvania counties.