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Consumer Cellular Named to Portland’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Consumer Cellular, the number one rated cell phone service for the fourth consecutive year and exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, has been named one of the 2014 Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies by the Portland Business Journal. Consumer Cellular was ranked No. 54, and selected as a Lighthouse Award Winner. The company generated the most revenue in 2013 and was the fifth largest employer among all award winners.

The Lighthouse Award honors companies that have been named to the Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies list for five consecutive years. Consumer Cellular was given the award this year, and was one of only six companies to receive the honor.

“To again be listed as one of the region’s fastest-growing companies is an honor and something we are very proud to have accomplished,” said John Marick, co-founder and CEO of Consumer Cellular. “The wireless industry is exceptionally competitive, so to have consistently grown at a substantial rate is a testament to our incredible employees and their dedication to great service.”

The Portland Business Journal published the list of top 100 companies on June 13, determining the rankings by percentage of revenue growth from 2011 through 2013. Companies that made the list were recognized and presented with awards at the Portland Business Journal 2014 Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies awards ceremony on Thurs., June 12, at the Portland Hilton.

About Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular is the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members and a top-rated carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans to those 50+. Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 1,000 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data network, which covers more than 300 million people – or 97 percent of the US population. Consumer Cellular’s wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Sears, Target and RadioShack dealer franchise locations, as well as direct to consumers at or (888) 345-5509. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for five years in a row and received the No. 1 rating in PC Magazine’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards survey. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.

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