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March 28, 2016 — Best Places to Work in CT

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26 Hartford Business Journal • March 28, 2016 www.HartfordBusiness.com 26 Hartford Business Journal • March 28, 2016 www.HartfordBusiness.com BEST PL ACES TO WORK IN CT 2016 #16 Motorlease M o t o r l e a s e p r o v i d e s vehicle -lea sing services to small and mid-sized fleets. Founded in 1946 and hea dqu a r t ered in Farmington the company pioneered the concept of out - sourced fleet m a n a g e m e n t , specializing in acquisition, dis- position, mainte- nance, insurance and registration. Employee Bonuses: Full-time employees are eligible for profit sharing. Five percent of pre-tax profits are divided by base salaries of eligible employees. Employee Recognition: Employee Apprecia- tion Day is held annually with raffle prizes, massage, entertainers and food scheduled throughout the day. Employee anniversaries are also recognized at holiday parties with awards for years of service. Fun & Relaxation: Holiday events are sched- uled during work hours where employees are involved in decorating the office, making scarecrows, carving pumpkins or other activities. Lunch is brought in for everyone to encourage socialization with these events. Community Service: Motorlease was top fundraising team for Farmington Valley Relay for Life in 2015 and 75 percent of employees walked during the event in May 2015. Recent Awards/Recognitions: UConn Family Business Award, 2007. Healthy Living: Offers fully paid medical insur- ance premiums including family coverage. SMALL / MEDIUM COMPANY CATEGORY #13 iDevices LLC I Devices is an app- and product-development company that serves the connected- home industry. Employee Bonuses: iDevices provides equity to all employees both as a bonus and also to provide added incentive to excel. Employee Recognition: iDevices formally recog- nizes a Team Player of the Month, who is high- lighted in a weekly newsletter, on all big screens throughout the company's office, and who earns free meals and a preferred parking space. Fun & Relaxation: Organizes a variety of seasonal activities such as pumpkin-carving contests, family hay ride, football pool, on- and off-site BBQ events, etc. Healthy Living: Some employees cycle to work and iDevices provides shower facilities. Being Green: iDevices is a "no-paper" office: All files, including personnel, are electronic. Training: Company believes strongly in promoting from within and several current managers and directors were promoted into those roles. #14 Inspira Marketing I nspira Marketing is a consumer-engagement marketing agency that helps companies connect people with brands through live events, pop-up retail experiences sampling and social-media campaigns. Employee Bonuses: The end-of-year incentive trip is rewarded to all staff members once the agency meets its revenue goals. Employees are flown to a surprise destination for a week- end of relaxation and team bonding. Employee Recognition: Each week employees submit "shout outs" for their colleagues who have done great things to exemplify Inspira's core values. Fun & Relaxation: The entire company gath- ers for a quarterly party. The four occasions include a mini-golf tournament, summer soiree, Halloween event and holiday party. Community Service: Inspira actively supports Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, benefit- ting childhood cancer. Healthy Living: Inspira offers in-office flu shots, a massage day and "take your dog to work day." Training: Offers employees a $1,000 stipend each year to attend industry-related webinars and conferences. #15 ADNET Technologies LLC A DNET Technologies LLC is a technology consulting firm headquartered in Farmington with offices in Albany, N.Y. Since the firm's inception in 1991, its mission has been to help clients create measurable business value from their IT investments. Employee Benefits: 401(k), including company match; covers 50 percent-74 percent of employee medical coverage premiums. Employee Bonuses: Service delivery team members can achieve bonuses based on their billable utilization goals. Fun & Relaxation: ADNET participated in a Ben & Jerry's Twitter campaign and got the Ben & Jerry's team to bring free ice cream to their Connecticut office. Employee Recognition: Sales and consulting xEllence awards are awarded on a quarterly basis to members of the engagement and service-delivery teams, based on highest percentage of sales quotas and billable hours achieved, respectively. Sounding Board: Holds monthly "improv" meet- ings — a casual, open forum for employees to meet with management, ask questions and share concerns. Community Service: ADNET holds a three- month long food drive in partnership with employees, partners and clients, raising over 2,000 items for local social services.

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