For Immediate Release | March 30. 2022
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – UNbelievable Workplaces is a second-year program developed and managed by the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. The program is designed to help area businesses track employee satisfaction. Area employers can utilize the UNbelievable Workplaces program to obtain insight from their associates, create a culture that employees will want to work in, and share their commitment to workplace culture through the designation as an “UNbelievable place to work.”
Understanding a workplace’s culture and employee satisfaction are some of the best ways to increase employee engagement and retention.
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce workforce development director, Alicia Frieze, said that engaged employees are happier, more productive and have a higher retention rate within their current company.
“We are honored to recognize the businesses that have put in the work to ensure their associates feel valued, respected, appreciated and heard,” said Frieze.
Businesses that participate in the UNbelievable Workplaces program receive a report that indicates areas of strength and opportunities for improvements after completing a survey. The CB Chamber recommends that companies conduct this survey at least once a year, and that they continue to check in with their associates during one-on-one and team meetings.
For a business or organization to receive the designation as an UNbelievable Workplace, businesses must:
Alicia Frieze, Workforce Development Director
Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce
149 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 325-1000 | email@example.com
- Provide data regarding the number of employees and turnover rate of your team,
- 60 percent of your team must respond to the survey,
- 75 percent of questions must have a 60 percent or higher score.
Drew Kamp, president and CEO of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, said that UNbelievable Workplaces CB is a prime example of why the workforce development program is so important to the Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County communities.
“By allowing the employees of our outstanding employers to recognize the amazing things that are being done within their respective entities, we assist in the attraction and retention of talent and help our business and community grow,” said Kamp.
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize 20 businesses and organizations located in our community as UNbelievable Workplaces.
These businesses include:
Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation
All Care Health Center
Bloom Works Floral
Career EdVantage SWI
Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce
Council Bluffs Schools Foundation
Harrah's & Horseshoe Casinos
HGM Associates Inc.
Iowa West Foundation
Iowa Western Community College
Lewis Central Community School District
Omaha/Council Bridges Out of Poverty
Omni Dental Centre
Pottawattamie County Community Foundation
The 712 Initiative
Trivium Life Services
TS Banking Group
Willson & Pechacek, P.L.C.
One recognized UNbelievable Workplace, TS Bank, said they are honored to receive the reward.
“This is a true representation of the dedication of our employees and how their personal ‘why’ aligns with our overall company’s mission to ignite prosperity,” said Angela Avis, Chief Talent Management Officer. “We proudly employ the best and brightest, and we strive to preserve a company culture that offers professional development and career advancement opportunities, while encouraging employees to be part of something bigger than themselves and positively impact our clients and community.”
Trivium Life Services, another recognized workplace said, “our employees are the heart of who Trivium Life Services is. Being selected as an UNbelievable Workplace validates our commitment to not only our employees but our mission and vision as well. As Trivium continues to grow, we will strive to manifest and strengthen our company culture. Receiving this recognition is a great honor,” Beverly Buol, Acquisition and Engagement Team Coordinator.
Area businesses will have an opportunity to participate in the UNbelievable Workplace program annually. Registration for the next round of Unbelievable Workplaces will be available in December of 2022.
For more information regarding how your business or organization can participate in this program, please contact Alicia Frieze, workforce development director at the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, at (712) 325-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, there will be a public celebration on March 30, 2022, to recognize the UNbelievable Workplaces. The event will be held at the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. To find out more about the event or purchase a ticket, please visit https://www.councilbluffsiowa.com/events/details/2022-unbelievable-workplaces-celebration.
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