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Grass Roots Meetings & Events is named #52 in Crain's 2015 Best Places to Work in New York City List

DECEMBER 2015 - Grass Roots Meetings & Events in New York has been named number 52 of the Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City. The survey and awards program identifies, recognizes, and honors the best employers in New York City, benefiting the city's economy, workforce and businesses. Crain's New York Business launched the recognition program eight years ago, and today, it is a joint effort of Crain's New York Business and Best Companies Group. This year's list is comprised of 100 companies.

The Grass Roots submission highlighted a number of initiatives such as work from home options, generous maternity and paternity policies and the much loved beer fridge Friday. In addition the Grass Roots partnership with local charity Covenant House has been shortlisted in the Giving Back/Philanthropy Category.

The news comes soon after Grass Roots made the Inc 5000​ of America's fastest growing companies​ ​for the second year running.

"We're immensely proud to be named on this prestigious list in the first year of eligibility," said Barry Richards, President of Grass Roots New York. "We feel a special culture has been created and it's nice to be recognized for that. We are committed to finding the brightest talent and characters who are vested in working for our clients and growing our story."

Company employee Becca Simon added, "To me, Grass Roots is truly the best place to work! There are so many opportunities for growth and I feel like I learn something new every day. The collaborative work environment is just one of the things that I love about working for Grass Roots (who wouldn't enjoy sitting in pods and moonlighting as the office DJ?). But at the end of the day, it's really the people that make coming to work something to look forward to. Our favorite office motto is 'One Team, One Dream.”

Crain's New York Business will report, publish and promote the numerical rankings online at on Friday, December 4th following the announcement at a winners luncheon, and in Crain's New York Business' print edition on Monday, December 7th. The data was supplied by contracted independent research firm Best Companies Group, which is responsible for the entire registration and survey process, analysis of the data and final rankings. Crain's New York Business only reports on the results of the data provided by Best Companies Group.

Companies from across all five boroughs participated in the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in New York City. The first part (25% of the ranking) consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part (75% of the ranking) involved an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

About Grass Roots Meetings & Events

Grass Roots is the world's leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, experts at bringing people together for a shared, relevant, powerful and memorable experience. Grass Roots helps customers increase sales; deliver change, excite, educate and motivate their audience; and ultimately strengthen and develop relationships with employees, brands, channel partners and customers.

The Grass Roots New York office is located in midtown Manhattan, and since opening has developed a reputation within the industry as a trusted and professional partner in the Meetings & Events space. The experienced team delivers services, including venue sourcing, full event planning, registration services and Strategic Meetings Management Consultancy to a wide range of clients, many of them in the financial, professional services and technology sectors.

About Crain's New York Business

For more than 25 years, Crain's New York Business has been the award-winning news source for New York's business leaders, telling the story of the New York economy, while serving as a voice and advocate for the city's business community. Reporting through the prism of business, Crain's helps its readers stay on top of the inner workings of New York's economic and political ecosystem, uncover new business opportunities and connect with the broader New York business community.

Best Companies Group (BCG) is dedicated to establishing "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies" and "Best Employers" programs to identify and recognize workplaces that nurture a superior level of employee satisfaction and engagement. BCG researches the dynamics and characteristics of employers in numerous geographic regions and industries, both nationally and internationally, and then produces annual "Best" lists of the organizations that are leading the way in defining the employee experience of the 21st century.


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