89 North Wins “Best Places to Work in Vermont” Award for Sixth Year Running

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For the sixth year in a row, 89 North and its sister company, Chroma Technology, were honored as a top medium-sized businesses in the “Best Places to Work in Vermont” ranking. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.

“To have been honored in this way over the course of six years shows the consistency of commitment we’ve made to our unique employee-led culture. Our culture is supportive and participatory, and awards such as this serve as validations of our values,” said Julie Martin, Vice President of 89 North.

The award is presented annually by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and is further supported by the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM) and the Vermont Department of Commerce and Community Development. The results are based on an extensive statewide survey conducted by Best Companies Group who also compiled the results. The survey probed many aspects of employer and employee relations, including benefits packages, corporate structure, philosophy, compensation, and commitment to community. The scores were analyzed to determine the top rankings, which are broken down into three categories: Small Businesses (15-99 employees), Medium Businesses (100-249 employees) and Large Businesses (250+ employees).