A record 103 com­pa­nies and orga­ni­za­tions have earned a spot in the Busi­ness Journal’s 10th annu­al Best Places to Work in the North Bay.

The recip­i­ents, who will be rec­og­nized at an awards recep­tion Sept. 30 and fea­tured in a spe­cial sec­tion of the pub­li­ca­tion, include eight 10-time win­ners and near­ly two dozen first-time win­ners includ­ing such promi­nent North Bay com­pa­nies as Jack­son Fam­i­ly Wines, Rap­tor Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, Mike’s Bikes, GC Micro and Amer­i­can AgCredit.

“We are over-the-top thrilled with this year’s recip­i­ents,” said Busi­ness Jour­nal Pub­lish­er Brad Bollinger. “The recip­i­ents cov­er a broad range of indus­tries and range from small com­pa­nies to the region’s largest tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny, Keysight Technologies.

“This pro­gram start­ed out humbly in 2006 with 24 win­ners and here we are today with more than 100. And once again, it’s not because we made it eas­i­er. These win­ners rose to the chal­lenge with an aver­age employ­ee sat­is­fac­tion score that was high­er than last year.”

The awards are co-pre­sent­ed by found­ing under­writer Nel­son along with under­writ­ers Exchange Bank and Kaiser Permanente.

The 10-time win­ners are Burr Pil­ger May­er, Exchange Bank, First Com­mu­ni­ty Bank, Ghi­rar­do CPA, Kaiser Permanente’s San­ta Rosa Med­ical Cen­ter and San Rafael Med­ical Cen­ter, Red­wood Cred­it Union and Val­ley Tire & Brake.

“These are eight very spe­cial orga­ni­za­tions,” Bollinger said. “To be select­ed any year is an achieve­ment. To do so for 10 con­sec­u­tive years through a bru­tal reces­sion and years of rapid change is tes­ti­mo­ny to the endur­ing strength of these organizations.”

The recip­i­ents are select­ed based on the results of anony­mous employ­ee sur­veys and a review by the Jour­nal edi­to­r­i­al staff of work­er com­ments and com­pa­ny appli­ca­tions. More than 8,000 sur­veys were sub­mit­ted, and the win­ning com­pa­nies rep­re­sent near­ly 16,800 employees.

The win­ners are, list­ed alphabetically:

  • Adobe Asso­ciates
  • All Amer­i­can Containers
  • Amer­i­can AgCredit
  • Arrow Ben­e­fits Group
  • AUL Corp.
  • Bank of Marin
  • Bank of Napa
  • Becom­ing Independent
  • Best Col­lat­er­al
  • BKF Engi­neers
  • Bois­set Fam­i­ly Estates
  • Bradley Real Estate
  • Burr Pil­ger Mayer
  • Carlile Macy
  • The Cen­ter for Social and Envi­ron­men­tal Stewardship
  • Cen­tu­ry 21 North Bay Alliance
  • Chop’s Teen Club
  • Claim­Reme­di
  • Coast Land­scape Management
  • Cod­ding
  • Cold­well Banker Bro­kers of the Valley
  • Com­mit­tee on the Shelterless
  • Com­mu­ni­ty Child Care Coun­cil of Sono­ma County
  • Costeaux French Bakery
  • Coun­cil on Aging
  • Dal Pogget­to & Company
  • DH Wine Compliance
  • Don Sebas­tiani & Sons
  • Dri­veSavers Data Recov­ery, eDis­cov­ery and Dig­i­tal Forensics
  • EO Prod­ucts
  • EPIC Insur­ance Bro­kers & Consultants
  • Exchange Bank
  • First Amer­i­can Home Buy­ers Protection
  • First Com­mu­ni­ty Bank
  • Friede­mann Goldberg
  • GC Micro
  • George Petersen Insur­ance Agency
  • Ghilot­ti Bros.
  • Ghi­rar­do CPA
  • Glass­door
  • Health Ser­vices Integration
  • Hen­nessy Advisors
  • The Hit­men Ter­mite & Pest Control
  • Hogan Land Services
  • Inn Marin and Rickey’s Restaurant
  • Jack­son Fam­i­ly Wines
  • Kaiser Per­ma­nente San Rafael Med­ical Center
  • Kaiser Per­ma­nente San­ta Rosa Med­ical Center
  • KCC
  • Keysight Tech­nolo­gies
  • Kiosk
  • La Tor­tilla Factory
  • LEMO
  • Linken­heimer
  • M.A. Sil­va USA
  • Mariz­co Land­scape Management
  • Men­gali Accountancy
  • Mid­state Construction
  • Mike’s Bikes
  • Moss Adams
  • Mr. Root­er Plumbing
  • Nova Group
  • O’Brien Wat­ters & Davis
  • O’Reilly Media
  • Park­point Health Clubs
  • Pep­per­wood
  • Per­ry, John­son, Ander­son, Miller & Moskowitz
  • Petaluma Health Center
  • Petaluma Peo­ple Ser­vices Center
  • Pisen­ti & Brinker CPAs & Advisors
  • Pri­vate Ocean
  • ProTransport‑1
  • Quat­troc­chi Kwok Architects
  • Rap­tor Pharmaceuticals
  • Red­wood Cred­it Union
  • Red­wood Empire Schools Insur­ance Group
  • The Repub­lic of Tea
  • San­ta Rosa Cham­ber of Commerce
  • San­ta Rosa Com­mu­ni­ty Health Centers
  • Schurter
  • Scott Tech­nol­o­gy Group
  • Sequoia Senior Solutions
  • Smith Dol­lar
  • Social Advo­cates for Youth
  • Son­ic
  • Sono­ma Coun­ty Children’s Village
  • Sono­ma Marin Area Rail Transit
  • Sono­ma Technology
  • St. Fran­cis Win­ery & Vineyards
  • Star Staffing
  • Sum­mit Engineering
  • Sum­mit State Bank
  • Ter­ra Fir­ma Glob­al Partners
  • Val­ley Tire & Brake of San­ta Rosa
  • Vantreo Insur­ance Brokerage
  • Vino­Pro
  • Vion­ic Group
  • Volt Work­force Solutions
  • W. Bradley Electric
  • Whistlestop
  • Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
  • World Cen­tric
  • WRA Envi­ron­men­tal Consultants