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Monday, September 23, 2013

Local Business Gets National Recognition
Barrie, ON – The City of Barrie would like to congratulate gShift, a local business that was recently named to the annual PROFIT HOT 50 list with a two-year growth rate of 581%. The company also recently made the Branham300 list as one of “The Next 50 Canadian ICT Companies.”
 “Success is contagious,” said Mayor Jeff Lehman. “It’s these types of achievements that generate economic growth for the City by attracting more industry of all types to see Barrie as a viable business community.” “On behalf of City Council, I would like to congratulate gShift for their tremendous accomplishments.”
Sponsored by PROFIT magazine, the PROFIT HOT 50 is a coveted ranking and recognition program for growing young companies that each year showcases Canada’s Top New Growth Companies ranked on two-year revenue growth. Branham300 is the definitive listing of Canada's top publicly traded and privately held Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies, as ranked by revenues.
“The gShift team has been working diligently over the years commercializing its innovative software. I am excited about our accomplishments and we are proud to call Barrie home,” said Cofounder & CEO, Krista LaRiviere. “As we continue this growth trajectory and expand to new markets we are constantly seeking talented, energetic individuals to add to our team.” 
gShift’s industry leading software, Web Presence Optimizer (WPO), helps Brands and Agencies more efficiently and effectively monitor, report and execute their search and social strategies all in one place. gShift’s software infrastructure has been crawling and collecting billions of data points since 2009. More than 10,000 brands in 20 countries benefit from gShift’s software by reducing the time and resources required to impact the discoverability and sharing of brand content across a web presence.
The City of Barrie is the ideal destination for companies to access major markets and customers. Barrie is a vibrant, growing, historic community of over 140,000 residents offering an educated work force, established economic base and an outstanding quality of life. For more information on how Barrie is the ideal location to establish and grow your business, visit


Media Contact:
Scott LaMantia
Senior Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4529

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