NORTH BAY -- The Business Journal has selected 55 businesses and organizations as honorees in its fifth-annual Best Places to Work in the North Bay.
Profiles of the winners will appear in a special publication supplementing the Sept. 27 issue, and winners will be honored at a gala reception Sept. 23 at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park. For more information, call 707-521-5264.
The winners were selected from nearly 100 nominees by the Business Journal editorial department based on several criteria, including the results of an anonymous employee survey and a company application that provided information on issues such as diversity, benefits and community involvement.
The companies range in size from 20 employees – the minimum required – to 4,500. The contest has grown from 24 winners in 2006. Nearly 4,900 employees participated this year in the anonymous online survey that is part of the competition. The participating companies represented more than 13,000 employees.
Eight outstanding companies will be honored for being selected as five-time winners.
“Of all the years we have been conducting this program, this year the competition was the toughest. All of the nominees were very good, excellent, really. So these winners are the best of the best,” said Business Journal Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief Brad Bollinger. “What this competition clearly demonstrated for all that participated is that being a great place to work is part of the culture of this special place we call the North Bay.”
The winners, starting with first-time honorees and ending with five-time winners, are (listed alphabetically):
Bank of Napa
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Frank Howard Allen Realtors
Ghilotti Bros. Inc
Golden Living Center of Petaluma
Innovative Business Solutions Inc.
Napa Community Bank, A Division of Rabobank N.A.
Optio Solutions LLC
Scott Technology Group
Smith Dollar PC
Summit State Bank
Vintage SonomaTwo-time winners
Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR)
Bradley Real Estate
Coast Landscape Management
Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley
Embassy Suites Hotel
Linkenheimer LLP CPAs & Advisors
Nova Group Inc.
O'Brien Watters & Davis LLP
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.Three-time winners
Accuchex Payroll Management Services
Environmental Resolutions Inc.
Filtration Group Inc.
Marizco Landscape Management Inc.
Moss Adams LLP
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Sonoma County
Petaluma People Services Center
Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
REACH Air Medical Services
Vantreo Insurance BrokerageFour-time winners
Bank of Marin
Dal Poggetto & Company LLP
IDEX Health & Science
La Tortilla Factory
Sonoma Technology Inc.
Summit Engineering Inc.
Winzler & KellyFive-time winners
Burr Pilger Mayer Inc.
Charter Oak Bank
First Community Bank
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa & San Rafael Medical Centers
Redwood Credit Union
Valley Tire & Brake