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City Barbeque named one of Central Ohio’s top places to work… twice!

Founder and CEO Rick Malir, Bonnie Coley-Malir, Vice President of People Services Ronnie Berry, Director of HR Jennifer Hamilton, HR Manager Jillian Armstrong, Board Member Jim Budros, Regional Marketing Manager Beth Berkemer

We know we have a workplace culture that can’t be beat, but it’s always exciting when other folks notice it, too. Case in point: we were named the Best Employer (under 500 employees) in Columbus CEO’s Best of Business awards for 2016! Vice President of People Services Ronnie Berry accepted the award for the team at an awards ceremony on November 9.

Columbus CEO’s results are voted on by the magazine’s readers, and 16,500 folks weighed in on who should win. Thanks to all who helped us reach the top spot! And of course, we were thrilled to be recognized for our ‘que, too: City Barbeque was also awarded second place in the Best Caterer category for the second year in a row. (Check out our catering and see for yourself!)

But that’s not all! Columbus Business First just named us one of their Best Places to Work in Central Ohio for 2016—we’re in the top five in our category (Extra Large companies with at least 250 local employees)! Business First received 200 nominations for companies to consider, and the final honorees were chosen via independently administered workplace satisfaction surveys. Director of Training Frank Pizzo, HR Manager Jillian Armstrong, and HR Assistant Christine Swisher accepted the award at a luncheon on November 10.

businessfirstDirector of Training Frank Pizzo, HR Assistant Christine Swisher, HR Manager Jillian Armstrong

Vice President of People Services Ronnie Berry says, “These awards reflect our core culture, which is made up of leaders who live to serve. They’re really a testament to the principles we’re founded on: empowering people, giving them the freedom to think for themselves, and ensuring they’re able to live a life where they’re engaged both at work and at home.”

Both the Best Places to Work award and the Best Employer title are new ones for City Barbeque, and we couldn’t be prouder. Columbus CEO and Business First recognized more than 100 amazing organizations throughout Central Ohio; we’re just honored to be among them. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

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