Featured Companies with Display Awards
American Red Cross
2011 Best of Santa Monica
2011 Best of Mountain View
The American Red Cross is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides
emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. Today,
in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers services
in five other areas: community services that help the needy; communications services
and comfort for military members and their family members; the collection, processing
and distribution of blood and blood products; educational programs on preparedness,
health, and safety; and international relief and development programs.
Intuit Inc. is a software company that develops financial and tax preparation software
and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals. It is incorporated
in Delaware and headquartered in Mountain View, California. Intuit makes the personal
finance programs Quicken and TurboTax, as well as the small business accounting
2011 Best of La Jolla
2011 Best of San Mateo
Best Buy Co., Inc. is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, accounting for
19% of the U.S. market. It also operates in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and China.
The company's subsidiaries include Geek Squad, CinemaNow, Magnolia Audio Video,
Pacific Sales, and, in Canada operates under both the Best Buy and Future Shop label.
Together these operate more than 1,150 stores domestically and internationally.
Merrill Lynch is the wealth management division of Bank of America. With over 15,000
financial advisors and $2.2 trillion in client assets it is the world's largest
brokerage. Formerly known as Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., prior to 2009 the firm was
publicly owned and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
MER. Merrill agreed to a purchase by Bank of America on September 14, 2008.
Dollar Rent A Car
2008/2009 Best of Spokane
2011/2012 Best of Scottsdale
Dollar Rent A Car has more than 260 suburban and on-airport rental car locations
at all major airports throughout the United States. Dollar also has more than 400
car rental locations in 26 countries including those in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean
and Latin America. The Dollar car rental network is comprised of both corporate-owned
and operated locations and Dollar Rent A Car Licensee operations.
The Microsoft Store is a chain of retail stores and an online shopping site, owned
and operated by Microsoft and dealing in computers, computer software and consumer
electronics. The stores aim to "improve the PC and Microsoft retail purchase experience
for consumers worldwide and help consumers make more informed decisions about their
PC and software purchases."
2009 Best of Chicago
Shell Oil Company
2012 Best of Anacortes
Dyson Ltd is a British technology company, founded in 1992 by Sir James Dyson, which
designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans and heaters.
It sells machines in over 50 countries and employs 3,100 people worldwide. The company
prides itself on engineering products which work in different and better ways than
Shell Oil Company is the United States-based subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, a
multinational oil company of Anglo Dutch origins, which is amongst the largest oil
companies in the world. Approximately 22,000 Shell employees are based in the U.S.
The U.S. head office is in Houston, Texas. Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated
companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America's largest oil and
natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical
2011 Best of Dayton
2008/2009 Best of Sunny Isles Beach
Edward Jones is a financial services firm headquartered in Des Peres, Missouri which
serves investment clients in the United States and Canada, through its branch network
of more than 12,000 locations. The firm focuses solely on individual investors and
small-business owners. Edward Jones is a limited partnership owned only by its employees
and retired employees and is not publicly traded.
Trump Palace Condominiums is a 623 ft (190 m) tall skyscraper at 200 East 69th Street
in New York City, New York. It was completed in 1991 and has 54 floors. Frank Williams
and Associates, headed by architect Frank Williams designed the building, which
is the 70th tallest in New York City, and the tallest in the Upper East Side.
2008 Best of Manhattan
2009 Seattle Award
Inc. magazine, founded in 1979 and based in New York City, is a monthly publication
focused on growing companies. The magazine publishes an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing
private companies in the U.S., the "Inc. 500." The magazine reports its paid circulation
as 690,000 as of February 2007, with monthly newsstand sales topping 20,000
Zipcar is an American membership-based carsharing company providing automobile reservations
to its members, billable by the hour or day. Zipcar was founded in 2000 by Cambridge,
Massachusetts residents Antje Danielson and Robin Chase. As of December 2010, the
company offers a fleet of over 9,000 vehicles in urban areas throughout 28 North
American states and provinces, as well as in the United Kingdom. As of September
2011, it has 650,000 members which the company refers to as "Zipsters".