Celebrating Those Who Celebrate Employees

By Terry Troy

It may have been the fourth year Ohio Business Magazine recognized the Best Workplaces in Ohio, but it was the first time we brought them all together to enjoy each other’s company. 

“When we first began this awards process and recognition feature in print four years ago, we had to really think, ‘What makes a great workplace?’” says Amy Scalia, publisher of Ohio Operations for Ohio Business Magazine. “Many factors contribute to this, from 401(k) plans to company outings, but it’s more than that. It’s a place where a person feels valued. Looking through the winners of Ohio Business Magazine’s fourth annual Best Workplaces in Ohio feature, we found that there are many companies that are making their employees feel that way, and that they are finding really innovative and impactful ways to do so.”

Winners of our Best Workplaces in Ohio 2019 were all invited to venue sponsor Industrious Columbus Joseph in our state capital’s trendy urban arts district Short North to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and light entrées. The event supported Mercy Bracelets for Haiti.

“We were thrilled to have many of the winners at the first-ever Best Workplaces in Ohio event and recognize them in person for their efforts to attract and retain the very best to Ohio’s business community,” adds Scalia. “Industrious was the perfect place to play host to this event, as they represent an innovative workplace for emerging and established businesses alike. It’s a unique, and growing, concept that doubles as a co-working space with everything from hourly to dedicated workspaces, as well as an all-inclusive corporate event venue! They were an integral part of making our inaugural event a success.”

Obviously, we can’t wait for for next year’s event.