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Bring Your Self to Work: How Embracing Individuality Builds Trust & Drives Results

“Coming to work here was like being able to breathe for the first time,” said one New Belgium employee. The company embraces individuality and encourages employees to be themselves; the result is a financially successful workplace with a culture that abounds in trust and diversity. How to use this video:  Watch this video with your […] → Continue Reading Bring Your Self to Work: How Embracing Individuality Builds Trust & Drives Results


SOLD: How New Belgium Brewing Sold the Company to the Employees – and Became More Successful in the Process

For privately-owned companies, knowing when to sell, and to whom, is a stressful decisions. Kim Jordan, founder of New Belgium Brewing, wanted to make sure her company passed into the hands of someone who shared her values and hopes for the company. Ultimately, her decision on a buyer had significant financial implications for the company and […] → Continue Reading SOLD: How New Belgium Brewing Sold the Company to the Employees – and Became More Successful in the Process

Featured Company: Fresno First Bank

Fresno First Bank Empowering Employees through Ownership Thinking California’s Fresno First Bank has outpaced their industry with exceptional growth despite tough economic conditions. The bank’s leadership attributes this record-setting growth to their empowered employees who are part owners in the bank and have a clear understanding of what does and does not make the company profitable. This […] → Continue Reading Featured Company: Fresno First Bank

Featured Company: Tasty Catering

Tasty Catering Tasty Catering is the scrappy little business that could. It grew from a single hot dog stand to now hold the place as Chicago’s top business caterer. CEO Tom Walter also holds the title Chief Culture Officer, and he’s built a culture that relies heavily on their core values to drive decision-making. By […] → Continue Reading Featured Company: Tasty Catering

Featured Company: Service Express

Service Express Inc. Tremendous Growth through Tremendous Service Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with regional offices across in the Midwest and Southeast, Service Express is a data center maintenance company run by President Ron Alvesteffer. Like their name says, SEI has a service orientation at the core of their culture. They motivate their employees by […] → Continue Reading Featured Company: Service Express

Featured Company: Integrated Project Management

Integrated Project Management Deeply Ethical. Wildly Successful. Integrated Project Management is an award winning project management consulting firm established in 1988.  IPM is led by C. Richard Panico, its founder and CEO.  Based in Chicago with offices across the country, IPM’s brand is recognized by its focus on ethical leadership, uncompromising honesty, and planning and […] → Continue Reading Featured Company: Integrated Project Management

Dynamic Language

Dynamic Language is a Seattle-based company that provides translation and interpretation services in over 150 languages. With a lean staff and an exceptionally efficient process, Dynamic Language is more streamlined than their competitors. They are more responsive as well, with a corporate goal of responding to requests for language support within 30 minutes. The result […] → Continue Reading Dynamic Language

Featured Company: Blue Plate Catering

Blue Plate Catering Happy People Making People Happy If you’re having a formal event at a premier location in Chicago, chances are you’ll call Blue Plate Catering.  CEO Jim Horan has created a culture that fosters (and demands) happiness. They say they are happy people making people happy – an attitude that makes employees focus […] → Continue Reading Featured Company: Blue Plate Catering

Featured Company: Amobee

Amobee Passion. Resilience. Opportunity. Amobee is a global digital marketing technology provider. President Kim Reed Perell previously founded and self-funded Frontline Direct, a performance marketing company born at her kitchen table, and grew it to over $100 million in annual revenue. Frontline Direct was acquired in 2008 by Adconion Media Group and in 2011, and in […] → Continue Reading Featured Company: Amobee

Featured Company: BerylHealth

BerylHealth Taking a Compassionate Path to Growth Paul Spiegelman’s Dallas-based company BerylHealth is a concierge-level call center for the healthcare industry. Because Beryl’s advocates are working with callers in the midst of a health care challenge, Beryl hires and trains for compassion. They also include a healthy dose of fun in their daily work life. […] → Continue Reading Featured Company: BerylHealth