On November 29, in partnership with the Chamber & EDC, The Gazette presented the winners of the 2017 Best Workplaces Awards, the inaugural year of this recognition program. Workplaces were evaluated by their own employees who responded to an independent survey, which asked them questions about organizational health, engagement and leadership, and other factors.
At the event, 68 employers were celebrated for creating strong, healthy workplace cultures. The first, second, and third best companies were recognized in each category: small, midsized, large, and extra-large companies. Of the recognized companies, 66 percent are members of the Chamber & EDC. Additionally, eight of the 12 finalists and three of the first-place winners are members.
Congratulations to these top workplaces! Chamber & EDC members are noted with an asterisk.
Small Companies / 10-29 Employees
3rd Place: Luisa Graff Jewelers*
2nd Place: Solid Rock Custom Homes
1st Place: Terra Verde
Midsize Companies / 30-75 Employees
3rd Place: Six & Geving Insurance*
2nd Place: Learning Rx
1st Place: Oakwood Homes Colorado Springs*
Large Companies / 76 – 299 Employees
3rd Place: Boecore*
2nd Place: Air Academy Federal Credit Union
1st Place: Rampart Supply*
Extra Large Companies / 299+ Employees
3rd Place: University of Colorado Colorado Springs*
2nd Place: Colorado Springs School District 11*
1st Place: Pikes Peak Library District*