Tech Company Promotes Lifestyle Balance to Fuel Future Growth
BEND, OR – April 5, 2010 – G5 Search Marketing (www.G5searchmarketing.com), the leading provider of Local Marketing Solutions for mid-market companies, today was named to Outside Magazine’s (www.outsideonline.com) third annual “Best Places to Work” list. G5 was ranked No. 42 out of 50 selected companies. The full list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands April 13, 2010.
Outside’s “Best Places to Work” list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association (www.outdoorindustry.org) and Best Companies Group (www.bestcompaniesgroup.com). The year-long selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of nonprofit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in the United States.
Participating companies were then sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. All results were analyzed by Best Companies Group experts, who selected the 50 companies that strive to enhance their employees’ enjoyment of active endeavors, environmental and social involvement.
“These 50 companies come from a vast array of industries but they’re all following the same enlightened path,” said Michael Roberts, Executive Editor of Outside. “They’re successful businesses in a challenging economy precisely because they support a proper work-life balance. They know that benefits like on-site gyms and fitness classes, reimbursements for ski passes and sports racing fees, and support for community service efforts during work hours make their employees happier and thus more productive.”
“We’re excited and proud to be one of the only technology companies on Outside’s list,” said G5 CEO Dan Hobin. “Our employees are committed to delivering the best software platform and services in the marketplace. But they’re also committed to passions outside the company – family, friends, outdoor activities, the community and environmental causes.” This combination, according to Hobin, has helped employees sustain lifestyle balance and the company achieve four consecutive years of triple-digit revenue growth.
G5 offers a wellness program that includes shortened work hours on Fridays during the summer months, paid participation in various athletic events, flex time for powder ski days, rewards for green commuting, “wheel spins” for recreational park passes and company-supplemented gym memberships. The company’s goals include community support, measured by corporate monetary donations and 100% employee participation in community service – during and/or outside office hours.
“We value our employees,” said Hobin. “Lifestyle balance is a strategy that works for personal growth and business success.”
G5 Search Marketing:
Devin Davis – devin.davis@G5searchmarketing.com /541.306.3389
Jada Williams – Jada@giantnoise.com / 646.649.4933
Jason Marchwinski – Jason@giantnoise.com / 646.649.4674
ABOUT G5 SEARCH MARKETING
G5 Search Marketing is the leading provider of Local Marketing Solutions that help mid-market companies get found online, generate more qualified leads, convert more leads into new customers, analyze marketing performance – including offline, and optimize to the marketing sources with the best return on investment. G5’s Local Marketing Software Applications & Services provide clients with more customers and better business performance. The Bend, OR-based company was recently named the 146th Fastest Growing U.S. Private Company by Inc. magazine. For more information, please visit www.G5searchmarketing.com.
ABOUT OUTSIDE MAGAZINE
Outside is America’s number-one active-lifestyle magazine, with more than two million readers a month. For 30 years, we’ve been dedicated to covering travel, sports, adventure, health and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. Along with many other accolades, Outside is the only magazine ever to receive three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Please visit us at www.outsideonline.com.
ABOUT THE BEST COMPANIES GROUP
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.
ABOUT THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center: www.outdoorindustry.org.