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Workplace standouts

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The following special award recipients were chosen based on standout scores for employee responses to specific survey statements. Employees rated these statements on a seven-point scale from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree."


James Bullard

President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in the large employer category. In anonymous survey responses, one employee said: "It is very evident that he is greatly concerned about maintaining a healthy economy for the citizens of this country." Another employee said: "He cares about the employees and he cares about St. Louis."


Patrick & Buddy Wood

Owners of Wood Brothers Realty, in the midsize employee category. One employee said: "They are always available — even after hours — and there’s a lot of us! I never feel like there isn’t anything I can't ask for their assistance." Another employee said: "Buddy and Pat are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I appreciate their honesty and the fact that they are always available whenever I need them."


Matthew Levison

Owner, Delmar Financial Company, in the small employee category. One employee wrote that Levison is "always trying to improve things." Another said: "He is innovative, and down to earth with his employees ... not to mention, willing to make anything happen as long as it makes sense."


Drury Hotels Company, LLC

wins the Direction award by scoring highest on the survey statement, “I believe this company is going in the right direction.”


Hillsboro Area Hospital Inc

wins the Managers award, scoring highest for “My manager helps me learn and grow, makes it easier to do my job well and cares about my concerns.”

New Ideas

Sapper Consulting

wins the New Ideas award, scoring highest for “New ideas are encouraged at this company.”


College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors

wins the Doers award for having the highest score on the statement, “At this company, we do things efficiently and well.”



wins the Meaningfulness award, scoring best for “My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful.”


Cornerstone Mortgage, a division of Guild Mortgage Company

wins the Ethics award, for scoring highest on “This company operates by strong values and ethics.

Clued in Senior Management

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties

wins for Clued-in Senior Management, scoring for “Senior managers understand what is really happening.”


Aegis Strategies, LLC

wins the Communication award, scoring highest for “I feel well-informed about important decisions at this company.”


Anders Minkler Huber and Helm LLP

wins the Appreciation award, scoring the best for “I feel genuinely appreciated at this company.”

Work/Life Flexibility

Technology Partners Inc.

wins the Work/Life Flexibility award, scoring the highest for “I have the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life.”


Edward Jones

wins the Training award, scoring the highest for the statement, “I get the formal training I want for my career.”


ARCO Construction Company, Inc.

wins the Benefits award, scoring the highest for “My benefits package is good compared to others in this industry.”