Outside Magazine Names The Clymb as one of America’s Best Places to Work in 2012

For Immediate Release

Britt Hermanski
The Clymb.Com

Portland, OR — Aug 6, 2012

Portland, OR., August 6  –  The Clymb has been named to Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list. The Clymb was ranked No. 50 out of 100 selected companies. Profiles of the top-ten-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 are available at outsideonline.com/bestplacestowork.

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.

“We’re honored to join this list of exceptional companies who have made the health and happiness of their employees a top priority. The Clymb’s mission from day one has to been to increase the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants by inspiring human-powered adventure – and it starts right here with our growing team.” Says Kelly Dachtler, Co-Founder and President of The Clymb.“ 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.”

Employees of The Clymb share in the company’s success through a generous stock option plan and receive a host of additional benefits. For instance, the company provides health club memberships, in-office massage and frequently feeds its growing team. For those who commute via public transportation or bicycle, the company provides passes and every month brings in an expert bike mechanic for repairs and maintenance. Additionally the company’s dog friendly policy means four legged friends come to work, though they’re not allowed to drink from the ever evolving on-tap beer selection.

For media inquiries, please contact Britt Hermanski at 503.334.3565 or Britt@theclymb.com 


About The Clymb / For those who find their passion in the outdoors, The Clymb inspires human-powered adventure by delivering member-exclusive pricing on premium brands and experiences, hand-picked by our team of fellow enthusiasts and experts. Membership is free, allowing users to shape the community by inviting like-minded friends. The company is based in Portland, Ore., and was founded in 2009 by a seasoned team of outdoor and sport industry veterans. For more information, visit: theclymb.com

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.