NEWTON, IA—For the fourth consecutive year, The Vernon Company has been recognized as one of the Top 85 Best Places to Work in the promotional products industry by ASI’s Counselor magazine. 

The Vernon Company ranks first in the category of companies with over 100 employees in the promotional products industry, which comprises over 24,000 North American firms and represents more than $19 billion in annual sales.

Overall, the company ranks 19th on the list of the 85 top workplaces in the industry, moving up two spots from last year.

“Once again we are very gratified to receive the Best Places to Work award, now for the fourth consecutive year from Counselor magazine,” said Chris Vernon, MAS, President.  “It’s one of our most valued industry recognitions since our employees reach out and provide personal on-line survey responses about why The Vernon Company is a great place to work.”

The Best Places to Work designation identifies those workplaces that have loyal staffs, dependable and trustworthy management, solid and motivating benefits packages and overall team effectiveness that raises organizations to high levels of success. An in-depth survey process developed by Counselor’s research partner, Quantum Market Research, determined the ranking.  Industry companies asked their employees to complete a 37-question survey about their experience working at that organization. The survey measured 10 different areas: team effectiveness, employee loyalty, alignment with goals, trust with coworkers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, satisfaction with current role, and satisfaction with company benefits.

About The Vernon Company
The Vernon Company, a fourth-generation family business founded in 1902, manufactures and markets targeted promotional advertising-based solutions to help businesses build their brand, establish a corporate identity and increase profits. The company has over 30,000 customers, served by 330 account executives and sales managers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and 190 administrative and production employees in its Newton, Iowa, headquarters and two sign graphics manufacturing subsidiaries based in Missouri and New Jersey.

About ASI
Advertising Specialty Institute is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, with a membership of 24,000 distributor firms (sellers) and supplier firms (manufacturers) of advertising specialties.  ASI provides catalogs, informational directories, newsletters, magazines, websites and databases, and offers interactive e-commerce, marketing and selling tools.