Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families

Welcome to the 2006 Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families recognition program. 

This nomination or “Best of” program has been developed to highlight family-friendly workplace practices as effective strategies for improving the productivity, stability and morale of employees.

In June, Colorado ParentTM  invited Colorado businesses to participate in its Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families recognition program by submitting a nomination form outlining what policies and practices are in place to help employees balance work and family. For-profit and nonprofit businesses of all sizes responded, telling us about their flexible work arrangements, on-site childcare programs, family leave policies and more. Each nomination form was carefully reviewed, and a selection panel composed of community leaders chose the most family-friendly companies in each category. 

The companies were evaluated in the following areas: flexible work arrangements, childcare assistance, family assistance and support, health care benefits, economic security of employees’ families, management training and support of work/life issues and community involvement.

Following is a list of top five companies in each category, as well as all the nominated companies in alphabetical order by category. At Colorado Parent, we want to congratulate these companies for valuing the spirit of a family-friendly work environment. 

Large Company

1st  HealthONE    

2nd  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield  

3rd  Citigroup
4th  Hunter Douglas 

5th  Alpine Bank

Medium Company

1st  OSI Pharmaceuticals  

2nd  Allstate Insurance Company  

3rd  Merrick & Co.  

4th  Sybase, Inc.  

5th  Sundyne Corporation  
Small Company    

1st  The North Highland Company" target=new>Arnold & Porter LLP  

3rd  Morrison & Foerster LLP  

4th  Alion MA&D Operation  

5th  Picosecond Pulse Labs  
Nonprofit Company    

1st  Kaiser Permanente Colorado  

2nd  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)  

3rd  Colorado Housing & Finance Authority 

4th  Valley View Hospital  

5th  The Children's Hospital  

Nominated Companies

 Ace Hardware    
 ACT Teleconferencing    
 Burt Kuni Honda    
 CoBiz Inc.    
 Hercules Industries, Inc.    
 Life Care Center of Westminster    
 PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.    
 Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc    
 SpectraLink Corporation    
 Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care    
 Trammell Crow Company 

 Air Academy Federal Credit Union    
 Arapahoe County Government    
 Christian Living Communities    
 Denver Options    
 Department of Energy, Golden Field Office    
 Eagle County Government    
 Education Commission of the States    
 Girl Scouts-Mile Hi Council    
 Pinnacol Assurance    
 Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains    
 Rocky Mountain Health Plans    
 State of Colorado    
 University of Colorado Hospital    
 Vail Valley Medical Center    
 YMCA of Metropolitan Denver
 ADT Security Services, Inc    
 Alpine Access, Inc    
 Chipotle Mexican Grill    
 Sage Hospitality Resources    
 The Integer Group    
 Universal Forest Products    
 10 til 2 -The Part-Time Placement Service    
 Abel Engineering Professionals, Inc    
 Andavo Travel, Inc.    
 CNT Group Inc.    
 Colorado Balloon Classic    
 CONNECT: The Knowledge Network    
 Dash911 Solutions    
 GroundFloor Media    
 intellyst Medical Communications    
 In Touch Today Corporation    
 Lively Marketing!    
 Namaste Comfort Care    
 New England Financial    
 PayTech, Inc.    
 RDS Environmental    
 Show Your Colors Flag Co    
 SilverLine Payroll    
 Slifer Designs    
 The Gene Pool    
 Voorhis Associates, Inc    
 Work Options Group    

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support of this program. They help make the Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families program possible.


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