Great Places to Work Breakfast 2013

More than 300 people attended the 2013 Great Places to Work breakfast, honoring the winning workplaces, at the Mayflower Renaissance Washington hotel on November 22. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Breakfast-goers were greeted by their first look at the December cover and issue. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Among the winning nonprofits was Food & Friends, where benefits include pizza lunches and shortened Fridays. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Jim Dinegar, president and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade—which organized and co-hosted the breakfast—welcomes guests. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Washingtonian publisher Catherine Merrill Williams shares her thoughts on what makes for a winning work culture. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Washingtonian senior editor Sherri Dalphonse, who headed up the Great Places to Work project, talks about how winners were chosen and workplace trends. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Each of the 50 winning companies, nonprofits, and government agencies took home a Washingtonian certificate. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Keynote speaker Dr. Tasha Eurich, author of Bankable Leadership, spoke about how to balance effective leadership and bottom-line results with a culture that keeps employees happy and engaged. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Breakfast attendees enjoying the keynote speech by Dr. Tasha Eurich. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Higher Logic, a winning software start-up in Arlington that rewards employees with generous telecommuting and fully paid health care. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Cassaday & Company, a wealth-management firm, offers such great benefits as profit-sharing and early-release days to beat holiday shopping traffic in Tysons Corner. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Octo Consulting Group in McLean, a 2013 Great Places to Work, offers interesting work and a career coach for employees. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
AOL’s energetic culture features scooters that employees can ride through the halls of its Dulles campus. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
New Editions Consulting, a government contractor, has such perks as parking subsidies and “babymoons” for pregnant staffers. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Renita Corbett, CEO Rashad Moore, and Marco Jacobs of Software Theoretic in McLean. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Defense contractor InCadence Strategic Solutions of Manassas keeps employees happy with free healthy lunches three days a week and gifts such as iPads and spa days. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Brailsford & Dunlavey in DC, a 2013 Great Places to Work, rewards its staff with quarterly bonuses and frequent promotions. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Ilka Cameron, Nancy Adkins, and Aleta Embrey of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Ed Spitzberg, of the Afterschool Alliance, an honorable mention in this year’s Great Places to Work competition. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Employees love the mission of the nonprofit winner Home Builders Institute, which trains youth from underserved communities in the building trades. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.
Carfax, in Centreville, became the only company to have been named a Great Places to Work six times in a row. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

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