dBusinessNews Kansas City:

BrightStar, a full-service home health service provider and staffing agency, has been included in Inc Magazine’s recently released Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The company is listed at #217 in its ranking debut and is recognized for the creativity, dedication, and hard work that have gone into building BrightStar what it is today.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Inc. 500, as this is the first time we have broken into the 500 category and we are ecstatic to be recognized for our dynamic growth” said Shelly Sun, founder and CEO of BrightStar. “We have an outstanding franchise system of hard-working entrepreneurs, and this ranking is a tribute to their commitment to our company and customer service.”

BrightStar has been featured in the Inc 5000 in 2007 (rank #2,225) and 2008 (rank #1988) and will be presented with this year’s award at the 2009 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony set for September 23-25 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.