Banner Year

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Banner Year

Slang; an extremely profitable or otherwise successful year for a person or organization. For example, the CEO of a company has a banner year if she helps her company rebound from bankruptcy to near-record profit in only 10 months.
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After banner years in 2008 and 2009, when the market grew in double digits both years, price-adjusted production has fallen 3% two years running.
"Even though it may not be booming like it was the past two years--which were super banner years that set records and new highs throughout the nation--the market is still in great shape."
Bland, 48, guided HMS to several banner years. In 2003, the company posted revenues of about $750,000 and will likely top $1 million in 2004 after figures are tallied.
"Since Larry [Sromovsky]'s seasonal model predicts a peak in Neptune's brightness in 2020, the next few decades could be banner years for revealing the true nature of the radiation balance in these distant giant planets," Hammel says.
But just like executives at telecom companies, governors committed the sin of regarding the banner years of 1999 and 2000 as baselines rather than outliers.