MERIDIAN — Employers from more than a dozen businesses across the Treasure Valley gathered Thursday to celebrate their company as a place where employees love to work during Idaho Business Review’s second annual Top Companies in Treasure Valley event.
The companies were praised for their collaborative environments, benefits and the positive culture fostered in their respective workplaces.
“These businesses prioritize the things that really matter,” said Scott Schlange, Idaho market president for presenting sponsor KeyBank. “One, they value each and every employee in their organization and strive to create a community where employees feel valued, and are vitally important to the company’s success.”
“Two, they have gone the extra mile to encourage women to thrive and grow in the company,” he continued. “And three, they live their values of health, family and work life balance, creating a community culture that is focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.”
For the first time, Thursday’s event at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian offered vendor booths which invited networking opportunities for the companies that attended, said Cindy Suffa, IBR’s publisher.
“I was so thrilled to announce the awards; the energy in the room was so high and exciting,” Suffa said. “Overall, each company awarded made a point to mention the importance of the people—they focused on the value of their employees and the work that they do.”
Perkins Coie, one of the 16 companies recognized at the event, was honored for their extra-mile efforts in four categories — top company for women, most family-friendly company, top place for diversity, equity and inclusion, and most healthy company.
“It’s nice to be recognized locally for the work that we do. I’m just very overwhelmed and flabbergasted, if you will,” said Tiffany Allred, marketing administrator at Perkins Coie, after accepting the four awards.
Additionally, Andersen Construction was awarded as the top company for millennial workers.
“Part of the focus is getting the younger generations interested in construction; people are not getting into the trades like they used to,” said Laura Williams, business development manager at Andersen Construction. “A big piece of that is working on awareness building in the community.”
The 2023 Top Companies in Treasure Valley winners:
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The program, presented in partnership with Best Companies Group, is open to private and public companies — either nonprofit or for-profit — with 15 or more employees that have been in business for a minimum of one year.n