Apple Growth Partners Receives Top Workplace 2019 Award from The Plain Dealer

AKRON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AppleGrowthPartners–Apple Growth Partners (AGP), accounting and business advisory firm, has
been awarded a Top Workplace 2019 honor by The Plain Dealer. The list is
solely based on employee
gathered through a third-party survey administered by
research partner Energage,
LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.
The survey, sent anonymously to all employees, measures several facets
of a company’s culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug
, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that
earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are
better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize
and carefully craft a healthy workplace
that supports employee engagement.”

Upon completing a year-long celebration of the firm’s 75th
anniversary in 2018, the accounting and business advisory firm located
in Northeastern Ohio has grown staff benefit programs and professional
development offerings. Employees have access to three career coaches to
receive personalized and confidential mentoring during work hours.
Modernizing benefits was a priority for firm leadership, not only for
current employee retention but also for recruitment efforts in the
ambitious finance industry.

“Our firm is focused on developing a culture of engagement for our
employees. Being named a Top Workplace 2019 is a humbling honor, but
more importantly, a reminder for our firm to be held accountable,”
states Chuck Mullen, chairman of Apple Growth Partners. “Our goal is to
establish an environment where our employees look forward to Monday.”

Innovative and industry-leading benefits for firm employees include paid
parental leave, student loan consolidation resources, flexible hours to
support working remotely, and balancing personal commitments.

“In the last several years, we’ve accomplished major changes in our
organization, including the merger of two firms and opening a new
location in an untapped market. While executing our strategies, our
employees have maintained our primary focus,” Mullen said. “We’ve nearly
doubled our workforce, and it’s critical to stay current on the needs of
employees and recent graduates.”

“Our mission is to help grow local businesses, and the only way we can
offer exceptional client service is if our employees feel valued,
engaged, and appreciated,” comments Mullen. “The Top Workplace honor has
provided a path to advance our culture continuously.”

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,”
Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a
distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

About Apple Growth Partners

Apple Growth Partners is an award-winning accounting and business
advisory firm with more than 75 years of helping grow local businesses.
With offices in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Kent, AGP offers a full
range of services including audit and assurance, tax planning and
compliance, business valuation, litigation consulting and transactional
advisory services. To learn more, visit

About Energage, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage
is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that
help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve
amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind
the Top
program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000
organizations representing well over 19 million employees in the United

Please contact Brittany White at 330.315.7852 or [email protected]
for additional information.


Brittany White, 330.315.7852
[email protected]

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