98 Best Places to Work in the North Bay named

Civil engineering firm Adobe Associates' Santa Rosa office staff on Dec. 4, 2015 (COURTESY OF ADOBE ASSOCIATES)


Ninety-eight companies have earned a spot on the Business Journal’s 11th annual list of the “Best Places to Work in the North Bay.”

The recipients will be recognized at an awards reception Sept. 29 and featured in a special section of the publication.

They include eight 11-time winners: BPM, Inc.; Exchange Bank; First Community Bank; Ghirardo CPA; Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center; Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center; Redwood Credit Union; and Valley Tire & Brake of Santa Rosa, Inc.

In addition, there are 10 first-time winners including: Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty, Oliver’s Markets, Top Speed Data Communications and YWCA Sonoma County.

“Now in our 11th year, Best Places to work continues to reach new milestones with a record 8,000 employee surveys taken,” said Business Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger. “We are thrilled to have eight repeat winners back for the eleventh-consecutive year and the return of leading employers such as Keysight Technologies. And we have significant newcomers including Oliver’s Markets and Solairus Aviation, a Petaluma-based jet charter and aircraft management company,” Bollinger said. “To all our recipients, congratulations. You earned it.”

The awards are co-hosted by founding underwriter Nelson as well as Kaiser Permanente and Exchange Bank. Trope Group is a presenter.

The recipients are selected based on the results of anonymous employee surveys and a review by the Journal editorial staff of worker comments and company applications. More than 8,000 surveys were submitted, and the winning companies represent nearly 18,000 employees.