Welcome to the Business Journal’s sixth Best Places to Work in the North Bay. The record 67 companies selected this year and featured on these pages are once again inspirational and instructional, providing the North Bay with key benchmarks for what makes a company a great place to work. [read more about this competition]

Below are video slideshows with comments by executives from the top-scoring Best Places to Work 2011 companies on two questions:What makes your company one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay?What does this acknowledgment mean to you?Category: 20–50 employees

Written comments from top-scoring companies: Codding Enterprises, Innovative Business Solutions and Metier

Profiles of all winners in this categoryCategory: 51–100 employees

Written comments from top-scoring companies: Golden Living Center of Petaluma, Moss Adams LLP and Sonoma Technology Group

Profiles of all winners in this categoryCategory: 101–250 employees

Written comments from top-scoring companies: Embassy Suites of San Rafael, Petaluma Health Center and Sonic.net

Profiles of all winners in this categoryCategory: 251–500 employees

Written comments from top-scoring companies: Bradley Real Estate, Exchange Bank and Redwood Credit Union

Profiles of all winners in this category Category: 1,000-plus employees

Written comments from top-scoring companies: Agilent Technologies and Kaiser Permanente

 Profiles of all winners in this category