This year, 281 Virginia companies are ranked on the most recent list of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately held companies — the Inc. 5000, released Wednesday morning.
Leading the pack in Virginia at spot No. 75 is Sassy Jones, an online jewelry and accessory retailer based in Richmond. Founder and owner Charis Jones founded the retailer of bright, bold and often sparkly jewelry in 2013, working from her dining room table and her minivan.
“I’ve always had an affection for beautiful jewelry and accessories that allowed me to express myself in a meaningful way,” Jones says in the story of her company. “It felt crazy at the time but I knew Sassy Jones was my opportunity to share that affection with other women, while also giving them a boost in their self-confidence.”