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OUTSIDE Magazine Names Aventura Clothing As One Of America’s Best Places To Work In 2012

For Immediate Release

Angie Houck
Darby Communications
angie@darbycommunications.com
828.254.0914

Reno, NV — Aug 6, 2012

Today Aventura Clothing was named to Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list. Aventura Clothing was included in the top 100 selected companies. Profiles of the top-10-performing small, medium, and large companies will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 14, 2012. The full list of 100 will be available August 2 at outsideonline.com.

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

In past years, Outside has highlighted 50 outstanding companies. This year, Best Companies Group determined that there were so many top-quality applicants that the list needed to be expanded. Outside editors agreed, and doubled the size of the list.

“It is a great honor to be included in Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work,” states John Kirsch, President of Aventura Clothing. “Being a family-owned and operated company, we have always made it a priority to put our employees, customers, and the environment first in everything we do at Aventura.”

“We’re thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies,” says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. “They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they’re providing—free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office—result in a more productive and engaged staff.”
 
Aventura Clothing, a women’s lifestyle apparel company based in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, designs and makes comfortable, active lifestyle clothing that is designed by women for women for a great fit. Family-owned and operated since 1965, the mission of Aventura Clothing is to be thoughtful in everything it does from employees to design to customer care while helping the Earth one garment at a time.

For more information on Aventura Clothing please visit www.aventuraclothing.com or email Angie Houck at angie@darbycommunications.com.
OUTSIDE MAGAZINE:  Jada Williams/ Jada@giantnoise.com / 646.649.4933

About Aventura Clothing

Based in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, Aventura designs and creates fresh lifestyle clothing and accessories for women. Aventura is a family-run company that focuses on being thoughtful in everything they do from their employees, to their customers, to the environment and their products. With an attention to detail, their clothing is feminine, flattering, and functional for women who relish the everyday adventures and appreciate clothing crafted with natural fibers and a low environmental impact.  Aventura provides women a stylish, natural look while also helping the Earth, one garment at a time.

About Outside

Outside is America¹s leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook.

ABOUT THE BEST COMPANIES GROUP

Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

ABOUT THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation, and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center: outdoorindustry.org.