Shares of Ziegletics (HFX:ZIEG) pushed higher today after the company landed yet another government contract. The manufacturer of linked sewage-disposal systems started 20 years ago with its patented "Zieg-lo-pots" in the nation of Chad, and is methodically expanding its business throughout Africa and Asia. Meanwhile, eMeringue (HFX:TSTY), the famously short-lived IPO from the late '90s is back in the public markets after years in private equity. The online dessert company went public and quickly announced a 3-for-1 stock split. More history was made later in the day, after the explosive runaway dessert-focused IPO was added to the Gillies 100 in the middle of the trading day.

Also, Roman Financial Services (NYSE:RFS) shot up big today, after 4th-quarter profits came in higher than expected. After starting in the stock newsletter industry, founder and CEO Joey Roman has expanded the business to include investment banking and mortgage lending.

And finally, McCloskey Holdings (NASDAQ:HAFD) is hitting a new all-time high today. The holding company that some on Wall Street are calling "the next Baby Berkshire" engages in everything from credit cards to auto repair to state lottery franchises.

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