Top Workplaces Nevada to hold virtual awards ceremony Sept. 30

Updated September 8, 2020 - 10:03 am

Top Workplaces Nevada will announce the No. 1 large, medium and small companies for 2020 in a virtual awards ceremony to be held at noon on Sept. 30. Jeremy Aguero, principal at Applied Analysis, will be the keynote speaker. Renee Summerour, the digital news anchor for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, will be the emcee. The event is open to the public. To RSVP, visit

Las Vegas Review-Journal Senior Director of Advertising Tom Heaton, who is heading up the initiative, said his team is excited about holding the virtual awards event, the first of its kind for this program, locally.

“We proud to celebrate Nevada businesses, especially at this time,” he said. “We want this event to be informative for the business leaders who attend in addition to bringing our A game to recognize those companies that have been doing such a great job of adapting to the current situation the global pandemic has thrown at us this year. The examples of leadership we have seen are remarkable and we are glad to share them with others in the Las Vegas business community.”

After five years, Las Vegas Business Press and Review-Journal have brought back and expanded the Top Workplaces campaign, which had a brief run in the Las Vegas area in 2013 and 2014 with the newspaper.

Heaton said his team is excited for the future as Top Workplaces becomes an annual event for the Business Press and Review-Journal.

The program identifies public, private, nonprofit or government organizations that excel at organizational health and employee engagement that have at least 35 employees in the state. The Las Vegas Review-Journal and Business Press, in partnership with research firm Energage, offered a free assessment through a simple, scientifically sound and anonymous employee feedback survey, which was completed in February. Energage surveyed more than 16,000 employees at the Nevada companies that signed up for the program. In the end, 40 employers were chosen as Top Workplaces based on the survey feedback. The survey process was free, and each company received a free copy of the results from Energage.

Research firm Energage conducts Top Workplaces surveys for 50 major metro newspapers and surveyed more than 2 million employees at more than 7,000 organizations in 2019.

“The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO.

Energage, founded in 2006, is in Exton, Pennsylvania. A leader in organizational health research and SaaS-based human resource tools, Energage has reached more than 20 million employees from 60,000-plus organizations through its employee engagement platform, Top Workplaces program and workplace improvement solutions.

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