Back to school? We can’t believe it either! Those three words mark the end of summer and the kickoff to a new season of learning (our favorite!). As we look forward to rounding out the year and starting 2022 with momentum, we continue our dedication to supporting important organizations in our community with ongoing support to Solid Ground’s Broadview Shelter & Transitional Housing.
We’re sharing exciting news on the RedCloud blog today! With our announcement in June that the Puget Sound Business Journal once again listed us on their annual Washington's Best Workplaces, we’re thrilled to have recently learned that we were ranked the #12 best workplace for large companies in the state, and the highest among large consulting firms.
As you may have already heard, this year a few of our team members embarked on an exciting community project in partnership with The UW Consulting and Business Development Center (CBDC). CBDC is no stranger to RedCloud, with ongoing support in years past as part of our ongoing Community program. With an exciting opportunity to press on in 2021, we were so excited to serve as mentors for the Business Management Consulting Program - all via zoom in true remote-workfashion.
Believe it or not, July marks the time for our annual team gathering. Last week, our team made their way to a familiar spot - our office’s building plaza patio area for some summer sunshine and eats (a great way to still maintain distance in the fresh, open air!). We hold ourselves accountable to a yearly gathering centered around relaxed fun for more than just the fun of it. Joining together as a team aside from the typical work jargon unlocks a new level of connection with each other. Learning about what else goes on in our lives gives us the ability to understand and maybe even spark new ideas for our work day. A big thanks to all of those that were able to join us - and to those who weren’t able to, we missed you dearly!
Continuing on with our full year of support to Solid Ground’s Broadview Shelter & Transitional Housing, another exciting day of giving back is in the books. Together with our team, we’re constantly brainstorming ways to help the residents at Broadview. The shelter houses families - mainly mothers and their children - providing a safe haven at a secure location in Seattle if they are experiencing homelessness or need to flee from domestic abuse.
We’re excited to hear from Puget Sound Business Journal that once again we’ve been listed as on their annual Washington's Best Workplaces roundup of the top 100 businesses for employee satisfaction. It’s a true honor to hear that even given the challenging times of the last year, our employees are proud to call RedCloud home. With a dedication to transparency - and a constant commitment to it during our busiest seasons - we’re thrilled to see that our employee survey results were overwhelmingly positive.
Congratulations, Rick! Toys for Kids Founder and dear friend of RedCloud, Rick Rizzs was recently named the 425 Citizen of the Year, a well deserved honor! All of us at RedCloud send a HUGE round of applause for all he’s done to support children in our community and specifically the partnership and opportunity he’s afforded to us to make an impact by his side.
You may have read or heard about our special community project this year, a full year of support to Solid Ground’s Broadview Shelter & Transitional Housing as part of our ongoing dedication to non-profit partners focused on education and empowering the success of local youth. While the program kicked off with our donation of new technology to support remote learning during Covid (tablets, Microsoft Office software and mic headsets), we’re also challenging our team to get creative and continue sharing the love by showing support all throughout 2021. And, we’re thrilled to say that the support continues!
Core to who we are, no matter what the world is throwing at us, RedCloud’s community efforts always stay in focus. We believe that a healthy company thrives only when embedded in a healthy community, helping those around us, especially during major times of need. One of our long time community partners, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound (BBBSPS), has continued fostering 1 to 1 “Big” and “Little” relationships even despite the pandemic.
You may be familiar with our previous work and support for the UW Foster School of Business - but this year marks a new exciting endeavor! The UW Consulting and Business Development Center (CBDC) is holding a Business Management Consulting Program all via Zoom, and RedCloud is excited to help out by providing a team of mentors.