DAYTON, OH – May 10, 2017 – DMS ink has been named by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) as one of the country’s Fast 100 Asian American Businesses in recognition of its substantial growth over the last year. This is the second consecutive year that DMS ink has been recognized with this award. (Click here to see video from the 2016 conference).
The Fast 100 winners were of Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pakistani, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese heritage representing a wide array of industries, ranging from advertising and marketing to healthcare and publishing. USPAACC’s Fast 100 posted collective annual revenue of $3 Billion, with companies recording up to 44% growth rate. The complete list of winners will be unveiled at USPAACC’s “CelebrAsian” Procurement Conference on May 31st through June 2nd at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, in San Diego, California.
“Our Fast 100 Asian American Businesses truly exemplify the best and brightest in our community – as members of the minority business community, they are the innovators, job creators, visionaries, and industry leaders, as well as the backbone of our national economy,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO. “We take great pride in shining the spotlight on their achievements and enormous business growth despite the uncertain economic landscape.”
DMS ink, formerly Dayton Mailing Services, Inc., was founded as a direct mail company in 1984 by Bob “Pops” Hale, but times and demand led to more integration with print and data. In 2005, Bob’s daughter, Christine Soward, purchased the business she had worked in since its inception and now serves as president and CEO.
“We are honored to be included in this year’s list of top innovators and business leaders in the Asian American community,” said Soward. “In order to stay competitive and relevant, we are always trying to keep our ears to the ground for new opportunities and this honor is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of our staff.”
Soward noted that careful, innovative investment in technology and talent led to continued growth and the addition of two other divisions: Barrett Brothers Legal Publishing and The Bricks Agency creative strategy firm.
Today, DMS ink remains grounded as a customer-centric family-run business. To accommodate their continued expansion and innovations into data management and digital print services, DMS ink moved headquarters and expanded production operations to a second facility at 888 Dayton St. in Yellow Springs, Ohio, early in 2016. As she and her staff look toward the future and greater opportunities, Soward continues to inspire her staff to establish and maintains DMS ink as an industry leader.