Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:06

Local companies win 'Best' honors

Written by  Staff

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Mooresville-based Welcome Committee Inc. picked up a second place award in a recent competition of best places to work.

Out of 36 finalists in the small business category, Welcome Committee founder Suzanne Meyer accepted the award at the Charlotte Business Journal's 2014 "Best Places to Work" event at the Charlotte Convention Center on Nov. 13. Sixty-four companies in all were recognized in the small, medium and large sized business categories from across the 16-county Charlotte region.

"I was surprised to learn that Welcome Committee made the list of all the businesses in the growing Charlotte metro region, and even more so that we ranked No. 2," says Meyer, who founded the company in 1998. "I'm so proud of my team, they work hard and I'm thrilled for the acknowledgement." This is the eighth consecutive year that Welcome Committee made the list, and the third time it ranked in the second place spot.

Meyer says there are a number of reasons her business was selected for the award, including the availability of flexible work schedules. When employees manage their own schedules, their stress levels decline and they can fully focus on their goals, she says, adding that flex schedules result in better teamwork, a more productive workforce and happier, more satisfied employees.

Welcome Committee's mission is to personally connect Lake Norman's newest residents with community, civic, business and professional services as they seek to establish relationships at a critical time in their decision-making process, encouraging them to shop local. Since 1998, Welcome Committee has greeted more than 25,000 newcomer households to the Lake Norman region. For more information, visit TheWelcomeCommittee.net or call 704-660-1155.

Placing fifth among 20 finalists in the mid-sized business category, this is the eighth consecutive year Lake Norman Realty has finished the contest as a top-ranked company.

"Our team is a compelling combination of motivation, leadership and character," says Lake Norman Realty President Abigail Jennings. "We take pride in sharing the same goals, values and determination of improving ourselves individually as well as our team as a whole. The desire and willingness of each individual fuels positive relationships throughout our family-oriented business."

Lake Norman Realty, in its 36th year, has offices in Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Mooresville and Statesville.

Results for the contest were compiled by Quantum Workplace, an independent leader in measuring employee satisfaction, which reviewed feedback from detailed online surveys. Winners were selected based solely on that anonymous input.

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