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Golden Artist Colors Selected as 2011 Top Small Company Workplace
Awarded by Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces

By Jodi O'Dell

What a wonderful affirmation to the work of all the folks at Golden Artist Colors that the company was selected as one of the top small companies to work for, according to Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces. In late May, the company was recognized as one of the winners of the 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces competition - an annual recognition that highlights the nation's best small and mid-sized company work environments.

"We were absolutely thrilled when we received the exciting news," said GOLDEN CEO, Mark Golden. "We believe that if you create an environment that is inviting, supportive and encourages taking risks and learning, people will come, stay and thrive. At GOLDEN, we've always believed that if the people thrive, the company will too."

Golden Artist Colors began as a four-person company producing artist paint in 1980. A commitment to delight its customers has lead to consistent growth. Now employing 150 full-time employees in its 100,000 square-foot facility, GOLDEN continues to extend the boundaries of painting through producing quality innovative products born of a constant dialogue with artists. Such high standards are achieved through efforts from the entire staff in a shared commitment to excellence.

"I think it's wonderful to be recognized as a winning place to work, as we already feel that way," said Customer Service Representative and NY/NJ ESOP 2011 Employee Owner of the Year award recipient, Jonie Bassett. "When you enjoy your work day and know your input is important to fellow owners, the sense of accomplishment keeps you wanting more."

"Our employees already know how incredibly unique our environment and culture is here - they get to experience it every single day, so to have Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces share our story with others throughout the country was incredibly meaningful to staff," said Corporate Communications Specialist, Jodi O'Dell.

"GOLDEN is not only a leader in fine art materials, but in creating a nurturing environment in which people flourish and succeed," said company President & COO Barbara Schindler. "This award reinforces our dedication to create a positive work culture, resulting in an engaged and committed workforce."

The magazine's June 2011 issue featured the competition's 50 winners from 80 finalists and nearly 350 applicants.

© Golden Artist Colors, Inc.