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Champion Once Again Named No. 1 Best Place to Work for Large Companies

WESTERVILLE, OH – The Champion Companies celebrated its eighth straight appearance on the list of Best Places to Work in Central Ohio by again taking the No. 1 spot out of 10 honorees in the Large Company category. These results were calculated from anonymous employee surveys, with 90 percent of team members participating.

Columbus Business First, which puts on the program each year, collaborates with Quantam Workplace to conduct the surveys, after which they tally scores for each nominee, to determine overall employee satisfaction. Not only has Champion made the list for eight years in a row, but they’ve also placed in the Top 3 Large Companies for six out of those eight years, with three first-place finishes to the company’s name.

“This award means so much to us because it is voted on directly by our people,” said Champion President and CEO Brian Yeager. “It truly shows that our culture here is second to none.”

Champion’s “people-first” company culture has developed and flourished over time through intentional programming that makes people feel valued and takes care of their whole person, not just who they are at work.

“We are so thrilled that over the years we’ve continued to grow and remain a top three workplace in Central Ohio,” said Kelli Berner, the company’s Chief People Officer. “It’s a testament to our amazing team, who make Champion the company that it is today.”

About The Champion Companies:

In 2010, siblings Brian and Michelle Yeager founded The Champion Companies, a multi-family investment, development and management firm in Central Ohio. Over the last decade, The Champion Companies built a real estate profile worth over $1 billion with 5,000 Class A multi-family units.

In addition to providing quality customer service and awesome experiences for its residents, Champion is committed to serving the greater Columbus community. In 2014, Champion established its philanthropic foundation, Champion Cares, and has since partnered with a multitude of charities, including YWCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio.

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