ROCHESTER, NY – Full-service marketing communications agency, Dixon Schwabl has been honored on the 7th Annual Great Place to Work® Rankings: 2010 Best Small Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur®. Dixon Schwabl has been named the No. 1 Best Small Company to Work for in America, ranking No. 1 for the second time in 3 years. This year marks the sixth consecutive time that the agency has ranked among the top 25 Best Small Companies to Work for in America.
"We are humbled to celebrate this special honor with our team and with the Rochester community," said Dixon Schwabl CEO Lauren Dixon. "This award represents our employees' innovation, amazing talent and boundless commitment to making Dixon Schwabl a great place to work, year after year. From Ice Cream Thursdays and Grilling Wednesdays to the numerous agency sports teams and Dixon Schwabl band to the 'Make It Happen' community service day, each and every employee is able to contribute to our fun, innovative culture."
For many years, several local companies – including Wegmans, Genencor, Paychex, Edward Jones and Nixon Peabody, have enjoyed the distinction as some of the nation's Great Places to Work, as identified by the Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. Over the past few years Dixon Schwabl has encouraged more companies in Greater Rochester to apply for this award, helping to bring national attention to our region as a Great Place to Work. This announcement reinforces that the Greater Rochester Region continues to be home of the best places to live and work in America.
"The road to economic success in our region is paved by small and medium sized businesses," said GRE President and CEO Mark S. Peterson. "The award given to Dixon Schwabl proves that businesses who have great employees help build great workplaces and sustainable economic prosperity for our region. We are thrilled to celebrate Dixon Schwabl and to recognize the Rochester region as a place where smart people live and smart businesses grow."
How to Become a Great Place to Work
Dixon Schwabl was selected as a winner for this list by participating in the Great Place to Work Institute's selection process which includes a survey of employees based on the Trust Index© and a completed a questionnaire by Dixon Schwabl about programs and company practices. The Great Place to Work Institute evaluated the agency based on five areas: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. The Institute's unique methodology measures the level of trust that exists between employees and management, the pride employees express about the company and the camaraderie employees share.
Benefits of Becoming a Great Place to Work
Becoming a Great Place to Work creates a competitive advantage for organizations. Benefits include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, greater innovative thinking and creativity, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.
This recognition also brings economic success to the region by helping to make Greater Rochester one of the best places to live and work.
The Great Place to Work Rankings: 2010 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list represents the best Workplaces separated into two categories: small companies with 50-250 employees and medium companies with 251-999 employees. Great Place to Work Institute, based in San Francisco, produces the Best Small and Medium Workplaces list each year. The list ranks the top 25 small and top 25 medium-sized companies in America that use smart people management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces. Each company on the list is recognized for strong workplaces cultures and trust in the workplace.
Dixon Schwabl is looking to help other Rochester small and medium-sized companies get recognized as being a Great Place to Work. Please call Karen Sims at 585.383.0380 for more information.
For a complete list of winners in both the small and mid-sized companies, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/gptw
About Dixon Schwabl
Dixon Schwabl, established in 1987, provides marketing, advertising, public relations, research, interactive and media-placement services to more than 200 clients. The firm has 90 employees and generates $143 million in capitalized billings annually. Founded in Rochester, N.Y., with an office in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Dixon Schwabl has been ranked on the Best Small Companies to Work for in America list for five consecutive years, ranking No.1 in 2008 and again in 2010. The agency received Inc. magazine's and Winning Workplaces' Top Small Company Workplace Award in 2010 and the Dixon Schwabl public relations team was named one of the Best Places to Work in PR by PR News in 2010. For more information, visit www.dixonschwabl.com.