GBQ’s Philadelphia office has been named a SmartCEO magazine Corporate Culture award winner for the second consecutive year. The Corporate Culture Awards celebrate 50 companies in Greater Philadelphia that have successfully championed a positive, productive and performance-driven culture, and have worked with their employees to develop successful cultural practices. Winners will be profiled in the November/December issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

For GBQ associates, “Entrepreneurial spirit, independent expertise” is more than just a brand tagline. Associates are given the freedom, support and flexibility necessary to do a great job and explore career development with the company. This attitude about work encourages the team to act as entrepreneurs.

Part of growth is maintaining a healthy work-life balance. GBQ encourages this by offering summer hours and early release on Fridays, and by providing dinner and breakfast during the busy season. Employees come together to form internal groups for things like health improvement and career development.

“The 2016 Corporate Culture Award winners have realized that running a company is more than head count and the bottom line. It’s about creating a place where creativity, energy and ideas are cultivated. Through this they are able to not only enhance performance and sustain their companies’ competitive advantages but also enrich the lives of those they employ and inspire them to make a greater impact on the world,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO. “We’re honored to celebrate with the leaders of Philadelphia’s top company cultures and recognize them for building true performance-driven cultures.”

“2016 has been a fantastic year. But it’s WHY we do it that matters most, and those recognitions can’t happen without a team that believes in working collaboratively and supporting each other every day. On behalf of team GBQ, I’m honored to accept the SmartCEO Magazine award for Best Corporate Culture. It’s truly a pleasure to work with such a great team!,” said David Bookbinder, East Coast Practice Leader.

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