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The Abbi Agency recognized among top U.S. companies

Special to NNBW

The Abbi Agency, a fast-growing Reno company that provides public relations, digital and creative services, has been named to the 2016 INC 5000.

The designation recognizes the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, the companies that INC. editors describe as “the superheroes of the U.S. economy.”

With annual revenue totaling $2.1 million, The Abbi Agency ranks 1,945th on the INC 5000 list. The agency recorded one-year revenue growth of 191 percent.

“We are honored by this recognition of our company’s strong growth, which is a reflection of the talent and skill that our team puts to work for clients every day,” said Ty Whitaker, co-founder and chief executive officer of The Abbi Agency in a press release.

Along with its headquarters at a newly restored office building in Reno’s Midtown District, The Abbi Agency operates offices in New York City and Las Vegas. The company employs 25.

The Abbi Agency provides services to a wide range of clients across the United States. Major focus areas include technology, travel and tourism, economic development and public affairs.

The company also provides leadership and support for efforts to create a vibrant economy in northern Nevada. It has been honored as “Business of the Year” by The Chamber.

“Our clients large and small continue to bring us fascinating projects, and they challenge us to deliver effective and creative solutions,” said Abbi Whitaker, its co-founder and president in a press release. “The growth of our family owned firm demonstrates the amazing capabilities of the large pool of highly creative, talented people in Reno.”

Constance Aguilar, the third co-founder of the firm, was among the pioneers in the effective use of social media to build brands and public awareness. She heads the firm’s technology practice and serves as its public relations director.

The Abbi Agency was launched in 2008 at the kitchen table of Ty and Abbi Whitaker’s home in Reno. All three of the firm’s founders are graduates of the University of Nevada, Reno, and the firm provides internship and employment opportunities for many UNR students and graduates.