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(West Jordan, UT)—November 15, 2015—Gardner Village has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by The Salt Lake Tribune. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits," says Doug Claffey, CEO of Workplace Dynamics, "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proved that what's most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together." Claffey adds, "Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn't have a shot at being named a Top Workplace."

Gardner Village CEO Joe Long, who also won the leadership award among midsize companies as a part of the same survey, credits this success as a team effort. "At Gardner Village, our business depends on delivering unique experiences to our customers, and that experience depends first and foremost on our employees. Our success is the result of hiring quality people who share in our same vision for the company," says Long. Gardner Village approaches its 36th year in business with plans for continued growth, and intends to remain one of the top workplaces in Utah for years to come.


About Gardner Village
Gardner Village features 22 locally-owned and operated retail specialty shops surrounding the historic Gardner Mill, now listed on the National Historic Register. The old flour mill is home to Archibald's Restaurant and CF Home. Vintage pioneer architecture, antique fixtures, red brick paths and bridges add to the atmosphere that takes you back to a simpler time and spotlight the area's colorful history. Gardner Village is located at 1100 West 7800 South in West Jordan, Utah, and is open year 'round.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics spcializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top WorkplacesTM campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. WorkplaceDynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.