CBOBS Recognized in OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2018

Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School has been given Honorable Mention as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018. Winning companies provide great workplaces for employees and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors, while also respecting the environment.

"We believe that by creating a more inclusive and connected community within our organization, we can be better partners to our schools and students,” said Ginger Mihalik, Executive Director of Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School. “It’s been a focus of ours as we’ve grown and remains to be part of our culture at Outward Bound. On top of that it’s just a fun group of people to be around, and one that I have the distinct pleasure of leading.”

“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Abigail Wise, online managing editor, OUTSIDE. “Employees took part in a survey to measure personal experience, while The Best Companies Group evaluated each company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics.”

The winning companies are those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for a fulfilling experience inside and outside the office. This is OUTSIDE’s eleventh year providing the Best Places to Work.

Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School has been providing Character Education solutions to students since 1986. The School’s programs range from one-day courses to multi-week expeditions, serving everyone from middle school and high school students, to organizations and corporate teams, to military veterans and more. Their in-school Character Curriculum© and community-based Police Youth Challenge program are bringing instrumental change to the Baltimore / DC region. For more information visit www.outwardboundchesapeake.org.

The complete list of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018 is available at OutsideOnline.com. For a list of past winners and for more information on the selection process, visit Bestplacestoworkoutside.com.

For more information on OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018 or to schedule an interview with an editor, please contact Kailey McGarvey at kailey@rosengrouppr.com or 646.695.7046.

Best Places to Work 2018 Winners:

1. Southwest Michigan First, Kalamazoo, MI (Non-Profit - Other)
2. Peak Design, San Francisco, CA (Product Design)
3. WhippleWood CPAs, Littleton, CO (Accounting)
4. Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte, CO (Non-Profit - Other)
5. Ergodyne, Saint Paul, MN (Safety Products)
6. BSW Wealth Partners, Boulder, CO (Financial Services - Other)
7. Global Citizen Year, Oakland, CA (Education)
8. GroundFloor Media, Denver, CO (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
9. Choozle, Denver, CO (Technology)
10. Power Digital Marketing, San Diego, CA (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
11. Avid4 Adventure, Boulder, CO (Education)
12. J&A Racing, Virginia Beach, VA (Services - Other)
13. Hailey Sault, Duluth, MN (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
14. Spawn Ideas, Inc, Anchorage, AK (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
15. ATJ (Asia Transpacific Journeys), Boulder, CO (Hospitality/Travel/Tourism)
16. TDA_Boulder, Boulder, CO (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
17. SmartEtailing, Boulder, CO (Technology)
18. Mathys+Potestio, Portland, OR (Staffing)
19. The Garrett Companies, Greenwood, IN (Real Estate)
20. Backbone Media, Carbondale, CO (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
21. Development Counsellors International (DCI), New York, NY (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
22. Montana Wilderness Association, Helena, MT (Non-Profit - Other)
23. Foundant Technologies, Bozeman, MT (Technology)
24. SportRx, San Diego, CA (Ecommerce Prescription Eye Wear)

25. Salsify, Boston, MA (Technology)
26. N2 Publishing, Wilmington, NC (Publishing/Printing)
27. PAIRIN, Denver, CO (Technology)
28. Sterling-Rice Group, Boulder, CO (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
29. GeoEx, San Francisco, CA (Hospitality/Travel/Tourism)
30. Bonusly, Boulder,CO (Technology)
31. EverCheck, Jacksonville Beach, FL (Technology)
32. JRF Ortho, Centennial, CO (Non-Profit - Other)
33. Young & Laramore, Indianapolis, IN (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
34. TURNER, Denver, CO (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
35. Powder7, Golden, CO (Retail)
36. CampMinder, Boulder, CO (Technology)
37. Koru, Carbondale, CO (Construction)
38. Geocaching HQ, Seattle, WA (Technology)
39. Small Giants, Scottsdale. AZ (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
40. Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach, CA (Healthcare - Provider)
41. Bluetent, Carbondale, CO (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
42. Ascent360, Inc., Golden, CO (Technology)
43. Camp + King, San Francisco, CA (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
44. GoSpotCheck, Denver, CO (Technology)
45. Haberman, Minneapolis, MN (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
46. Rustic Pathways, Willoughby Hills, OH (Experiential Travel, Education and Philanthropy)
47. Mondo Robot, Boulder, CO (Advertising/PR/Marketing)
48. Infinite Energy, Gainesville, FL (Energy)
49. BrainStorm, Inc., American Fork, UT (Technology)
50. SummitCove Vacation Lodging, Keystone, CO (Hospitality/Travel/Tourism)

Honorable Mentions

  • Allagash Brewing Company
  • First Descents
  • Shine United
  • Apto
  • Forum Phi Architecture | Interiors | Planning
  • SlideBelts
  • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
  • Fuse, LLC
  • Stio
  • Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School
  • Grandesign Media Services
  • StoneAge Tools
  • BG Buildingworks, Inc.
  • Greater Yellowstone Coalition
  • Taptica
  • Broadreach
  • Hanson Dodge
  • TeamSnap
  • Buzz Franchise Brands
  • IDX Broker
  • Tendril
  • C1S Group, Inc.
  • Namasté Solar
  • The Frontier Project
  • CamelBak
  • nemo design
  • The Honest Kitchen
  • Carmichael Lynch
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • TrainingPeaks
  • CE Broker
  • Nuun Hydration
  • Uproar PR
  • Charles Cunniffe Architects
  • Outward Bound California
  • Voyageur Outward Bound School
  • Colorado Outward Bound School
  • Polar Field Services
  • Workshop Digital
  • Creative Alignments
  • Protectwise, Inc.
  • Zen Planner
  • Digital Operative
  • RA Nelson
  • Eagle Creek
  • Realeflow
  • Evoke at Entrada
  • Room 214
  • Finished Basement Company
  • Shambhala Publications


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