Golden Living Center, PetalumaWhat makes your company one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay?Video

Watch a video slideshow of responses from top-scoring companies in all the size categories.We celebrate our staff and their commitment to helping others with integrity, passion and pride. That's the mission of Golden Living Center Petaluma, as skilled nursing care continues to evolve, so do we.---Dorothy McReynolds, director of admissions and marketingWhat does this acknowledgment mean to you?

Winning this award means everything! Because if staff is not happy -- if they are not allowed to work in a supportive, open door and kind work place, allowed to do what they do best -- we cannot deliver the excellent quality of care our patients receive.

It's not just about the quality of our patients' lives, but of the entire staff as well.---Constance Smith, executive directorMoss Adams, LLPWhat makes your company one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay?

At Moss Adams, our biggest assets are our people and our clients. We put a lot of effort into making Moss Adams a great place to work, in the north bay as well as across our other offices nationwide. Both personally and professionally, we care a lot about our employees. We have a number of practices in place to ensure that we are getting the feedback we need to be a great employer. Examples include an annual Employee Engagement Survey as well as upstream evaluations on managers, senior managers, and partners. From client service teams to industry groups to the softball field, we continuously strive to have everyone be a key player on the team.---Christopher Paris, tax partner, Santa Rosa officeWhat does this acknowledgment mean to you?

It means that the people whose opinion matters most, our employees, agree that Moss Adams is a great place to work. Although we made our employees aware of the survey, we did not put any pressure on them to participate. It is very rewarding to know that our employees independently feel that Moss Adams is a great place to work.---Christopher ParisSonoma Technology GroupWhat makes your company one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay?

From our founding almost 30 years ago, and as stated in STI's charter, our corporate culture has included the goal "to provide an enjoyable and rewarding place to work." We strive to meet this goal by "fostering teamwork and communication throughout the company," "providing a congenial, nurturing community," "having an open decision-making process" and "providing growth paths for career advancement." We make a difference to society by providing science-based solutions for effective environmental resource management.--corporate managementWhat does this acknowledgment mean to you?

We are very proud to have received this award for the fifth year in a row. This award gives our employees the public recognition that they work in a place that values individual contributions and opportunities in a team environment and respects the work-life balance.--corporate management