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The Sun Sentinel Names Spodak Dental Group a Winner of The South Florida Top Workplaces 2019 Award

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Spodak Dental Group has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Sun Sentinel for the fifth year in a row. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

More than 25,000 employees in South Florida were surveyed, and the top 71 companies were selected for the final ranking of the Top Workplaces. Spodak Dental Group is ranked No. 33 and is the only dental office.

"It's such an honor for me and my team to earn this incredible recognition," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "Happy and fulfilled team members are not only the measure of success for the business, but they also take the very best care of our patients. It's a great environment for everyone involved."

Energage invited 2,392 employers in the region to participate, up from 1,644 last year.

"Becoming a Top Workplace isn't something organizations can buy," said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. "It's an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It's a big deal."

The Spodak Dental Group is dedicated to the well-being and health of the patients and team members. The biophilic, LEED Gold Certified facility was built to comfort patients and inspire the team, and the facility even boasts healing gardens for the enjoyment of all. Recent studies in biophilia have shown that people actually heal faster, get sick less often and perform better when surrounded by nature and light, and the team members appreciate the connection with the environment. Additionally, the company sponsors social events for the team, as well as holiday events, community-minded volunteer activities and more.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach, FL. Please visit https://www.SpodakDental.com or call (561) 498-0050 for more information.

About Spodak Dental:

Spodak Dental Group, a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, is a comprehensive dental destination providing all general and specialty services in one convenient, state-of-the-art, LEED Gold Certified facility. The team of General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Anesthesiologists are uniquely equipped to treat all dental health needs. Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call (561) 498-0050 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com for more information.

About Energage, LLC:

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000 organizations representing more than 19 million employees in the United States.

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Galileo Ranked #1 on Bay Area Best Place to Work List

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, announced today that it has been ranked #1 in its category of the 2019 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

This marks the organization's tenth consecutive year on the list, and the eighth year ranked in the top ten. Galileo received the honor, among the top companies on the list, at a special awards event held on April 18, 2019. These winning organizations were recognized for having created exceptional workplaces based on such values as fun, collaborative culture, solid compensation and benefits offerings, and other amenities as well as management practices.

"We've been focused on creating a special place to work for 17 years," says Glen Tripp, Galileo Founder and CEO. "Being a great workplace means we attract the best, most caring people to work with our campers and lead our teams. And being ranked number one in our tenth year on the list is a great way to celebrate the hard work our team has put into this."

Founded in 2002, Galileo is a certified B Corp, was most recently named a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company, and was also named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017.

Learn more about Galileo and current career opportunities here: https://galileo-camps.com/jobs/.

About Galileo:

Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and that aspiration begins with its employees. Galileo is dedicated to supporting employee growth and development through continued learning opportunities, a strong supportive culture and a network for a lifetime. Galileo operates 100+ summer camps throughout California and Illinois where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create, and play in summer 2019. Learn more: https://galileo-camps.com.

About 2019 Bay Area Best Places to Work:

Best Places to Work is an innovative publication and awards program produced by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The rankings were determined by surveys that went directly to employees who answered a series of questions. The survey was administered online by the employers and through a service provided by Quantum Workplace, our research partner. The rankings are numeric based on Quantum's scoring process. By ranking companies and sharing best practices we facilitate idea sharing and help other companies learn from the best.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers Recognized as a 2018 Best Place to Work in Pittsburgh PA

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been recognized by their team members in Pittsburgh as one of the city's 2018 Best Places to Work in a survey conducted annually by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

"We are pleased and proud to be recognized by our EPIC team members as one of Pittsburgh's Best Places to Work," said Sean Andreas, Managing Principal of EPIC's Pittsburgh operations. "The core of our local team has been together in the region for more than 20 years. We have truly found a home in EPIC's people-first culture that values and promotes client service excellence, community, alignment, respect, responsibility and fun, which this award clearly reflects."

Pittsburgh's 2018 Best Places to Work is an annual feature in the Pittsburgh Business Times. Companies were judged based on an employee survey conducted earlier this year. Awards are given in four categories based on the number of employees working in western Pennsylvania. The survey measures the satisfaction and morale of employees and the culture of the workplace, including whether it fosters engagement and creativity, and makes the workday enjoyable.

Best Place to Work recognition in Pittsburgh continues a long-standing EPIC tradition of being recognized for workplace excellence. Since the company's founding in 2007, EPIC has been consistently recognized as a 'Best Place to Work" in multiple regions across the country, and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally on ten occasions.

EPIC encourages and supports its employees' participation in the activities of charitable organization such as the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alzheimer's Association and many other non-profit and community-service organizations, both local and national. Individual stories can be found in the Culture section of EPIC's website at https://www.epicbrokers.com/culture/#tabs.

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 1,400 team members operating from 50 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $400 million, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

Learn more at: https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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The Cooksey Team Included in Dallas Business Journal’s ‘2018 Best Places to Work’

DALLAS, Texas -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today it has been recognized for a second straight year by Dallas Business Journal as one of its "Best Places to Work." The branch was one of only 100 companies recognized in this year's list.

"Being recognized last year as one of the best places to work in the Dallas-Forth Worth area was truly an honor; to have it happen a second time reaffirms the approach we've taken in creating an entrepreneurial environment where our loan officers are empowered to succeed," said Michael Cooksey, founder of The Cooksey Team. "This achievement doesn't happen without our team of dedicated employees so I want to extend my sincerest thanks to them for making this possible."

More than 500 companies entered Dallas Business Journal's "2018 Best Places to Work" awards program, which is now in its 16th year of existence. According to the publication, "Each of these companies rose to the tops of their categories based on an indexed score created via employee responses to a survey conducted by Quantum Workplace."

Companies were also ranked within their respective categories, and the results will be announced at an event at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas on Thursday, October 18.

To view the full list of "2018 Best Places to Work," visit https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/07/23/2018-best-places-to-work-winners-announced.html.

About The Cooksey Team:

Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and six years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. The Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $350 million in volume in 2018. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit https://cookseyteam.com/.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.:

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings and eNotes. The company offers a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericacareer.com/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge @TheCookseyTeam

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Mortgage Capital Trading Again Named Best Places to Work – for the Sixth Year Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it earned a spot on the San Diego Business Journal's (SDBJ) Best Places to Work list for the sixth year in a row.

MCT ranked number 18 out of 29 companies in the medium-size company category (50 - 249 U.S. employees). Nominees were judged in the categories of privately held company, public company, nonprofit organization, business non-profit, education, family-owned business, and government agency.

Organizations that make the annual list go through a rigorous, two-part process over the course of several months that: 1) Evaluates company benefits, compensation, corporate culture, policies and philosophies. 2) Compiles data from extensive employee satisfaction surveys, which are done with anonymity. The combined scores determined the top companies and final rankings.

"MCT fosters a culture that ensures employees enjoy a comfortable, dynamic work environment that offers many unique benefits to keep them motivated and help grow their skill sets," stated Curtis Richins, president of MCT. "Our employees are comprised of a close-knit, top-notch, highly devoted team. They are paramount to providing excellence in support to our growing client base."

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in downtown San Diego, MCT has grown from a pipeline hedging services firm into a fully-integrated provider of capital markets business services that also developed award-winning secondary marketing mortgage software. In addition to MCT's headquarters overlooking Petco Park, with field offices in in Philadelphia, Santa Rosa, Los Angeles and Dallas.

The award recipients were honored at a prestigious awards ceremony at Paradise Point Resort & Spa on September 14. In addition, each winner's business is profiled in a special focus issue of the SDBJ on September 25. More information on the SDBJ's Best Places to Work in San Diego program can be found at http://www.bestplacestoworksd.com/.

About MCT:
Founded in 2001, Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT) has grown from a boutique mortgage pipeline hedging firm into the industry's leading provider of fully-integrated capital markets services and technology. MCT offers an array of best-in-class services and software covering mortgage pipeline hedging, best execution loan sales, outsourced lock desk solutions, MSR portfolio valuations, business intelligence analytics, mark to market services, and an award-winning comprehensive capital markets software platform called MCTlive! MCT services independent mortgage bankers, depositories, credit unions, warehouse lenders, and correspondent investors of all sizes.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, MCT also has offices in Philadelphia, Santa Rosa, Los Angeles and Dallas. MCT is well known for its team of capital markets experts and senior traders who continue to provide the boutique-style hands-on engagement clients love. For more information, visit https://mct-trading.com/ or call (619) 543-5111.

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Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
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TeamSnap Ranked No. 6 in Outside’s 2016 100 Best Places to Work

BOULDER, Colo. -- TeamSnap, whose online and mobile apps take sports organization and communication into the 21st century, today announced that Outside Magazine has named the company No. 6 on its 100 Best Places to Work 2016 list. Each year, Outside honors the Top 100 companies in America that raise the standards for work-life balance, company culture and employee benefits.

This is the second consecutive year TeamSnap has been recognized by Outside; in 2015, TeamSnap was ranked No. 16 on the prestigious list.

"We're honored to be recognized for the second year by Outside Magazine," said TeamSnap Co-Founder and CEO Dave DuPont. "This designation is a testament to the employees at TeamSnap. They are cooperative, supportive and understanding, and as a result, we see low turnover, joyful employees and an exemplary culture of teamwork."

Outside Magazine chose TeamSnap for this list because of the company's progressive values, like flexible work hours, a remote workforce, the ability to work anywhere in the world, the offer of unlimited vacation time and the mission of judging employees on goals met rather than hours put in.

"Our team truly demonstrates the ultimate in work-life balance. Some team members take extended vacations around the world, working while exploring. Others simply make time between meetings to go for a bike ride or run. Close to 10 percent of our employees work from RVs while exploring the country," said TeamSnap Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer and Minister of Culture Andrew Berkowitz. "Our employees embody the Outside lifestyle, and our policies - or lack thereof - serve to further our hobbies, passions and outdoor pursuits."

TeamSnap also offers employee perks like a wellness allowance to encourage a healthy lifestyle and an education allowance employees use to fortify career skills. Twice a year TeamSnap brings every employee together from all over the country-and even Croatia-to solve problems, connect in person, build team skills and give ample high fives.

About TeamSnap:

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Boulder, Colo., TeamSnap has taken the organization of youth, recreational and competitive sports into the 21st century. Twelve million coaches, administrators, players and parents use TeamSnap's web and smartphone apps to sign up, schedule, communicate and coordinate everything for the team, the club and the season. TeamSnap makes organizing sports as simple as click, tap and go.

For more information, please visit: https://www.teamsnap.com/.

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* Photo caption: TeamSnap gets its whole remote workforce together twice a year to brainstorm, socialize and problem-solve. Here, the team is pictured at the August 2016 meeting in Colorado.

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