Outside Names Room 214 in Top 10 of Best Places to Work in America

By Erika Stutzman     |     November 07, 2017

Boulder, Colo. (Nov. 2017)  – Boulder-based Room 214, a digital and social media agency, placed No. 7 on the list of Outside Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in America.

The contest surveys employees at firms from a wide variety of industries, aiming to honor companies that are great workplaces that also respect the environment and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life outdoors. 

“We are delighted to be included in such fine company,” said Room 214 Co-founder Jason Cormier. “We’ve learned a great place to work is one where choice, community and contribution are all part of the culture. We’ve also learned culture thrives when values are in play. We’re not talking about values relegated to clever quips on a poster in a break room, but real beliefs we can articulate and practice together. The outcome is people who are inspired to create valuable relationships, give back, do their best and act out of love instead of fear.”

Some of the features of the Room 214 culture include a dog-friendly office, profit sharing, open book management and unlimited time off. The agency also encourages professional and personal development, and celebrates giving back to the community.

This year’s winner was Aspen’s Forum Phi Architecture. Colorado firms were honored with six of the Top 10 spots. The full list of winners and their attributes can be found at Outside Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2017. 

“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Jonah Ogles, articles editor at Outside Magazine.  “The Best Companies Group evaluates each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. There’s also an employee survey to measure personal experience.”

The winning companies are those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for a fulfilling experience inside and outside the office. This is Outside’s tenth year providing the Best Places to Work.

About Room 214

Room 214 is a digital marketing and social media agency that helps companies grow, innovate and integrate. The agency’s 40-member team is focused on helping brands get to the next level by connecting with the people who matter most, and holistically solving problems with strategic insights, content and creative, search and media, data and technology.

Room 214 is one of fifteen marketing agencies (of more than 2,000 agency partners worldwide) serving on HubSpot’s Partner Advisory Council. Operating with Open Book Management, the agency has been recognized in the top 10 Best Places to Work in America by Outside Magazine, as a Fastest Growing Company by Inc. Magazine and as publisher of the #1 Amazon best-seller, Transformative Digital Marketing, in September of 2017. 

Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., and born digital in 2004, Room 214 serves a wide range of consumer-focused (including e-commerce) and business-to-business clients. Establishing an award-winning reputation for social media work in 2007, Room 214 also broke early ground in areas of inbound marketing automation, conversation data analysis and online community building software with its acquisition of SocialEngine in 2013. For more information, visit room214.com.

About Erika Stutzman

Erika Stutzman was an award-winning reporter and editor for 20 years at newspapers in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, D.C. and Boulder, Colorado. Erika enjoys helping Room 214’s team and its clients tell their own unique stories in compelling ways. If she's not writing, she's probably skiing, camping, trail running or at the farmers' market.

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