Outside Magazine Names Infinite Energy as One of America's Best Places to Work in 2013

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Outside Magazine recognizes Infinite Energy for second consecutive year.

Infinite Energy today was named to Outside Magazine’s sixth annual “Best Places to Work” list. Infinite Energy was ranked No. 58 out of 100 selected companies. The full list of the top-ten-performing small, medium, and large companies will be published online on August 1 at OutsideOnline.com/bestplacestowork.

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

This year’s “Best Places To Work” list will highlight not only the Top 100 companies, but will also spotlight those on the list that offer the best perks, including “Fitness-Friendly” companies, those with the most liberal “Flex Time” policies, the “Best Travel Perks”, and those with the “Best Office Culture.”

“Part of our family culture is that we look out for each other and that includes health,” said CEO Darin Cook. “We offer a full gym for use by employees and their significant other. We offer a personalized trainer that schedules and leads groups for workouts. We run our own “Biggest Loser” contest and the winner gets $3,000 at our holiday party. We run our own internal Olympic games every year. We hold a walking contest, and employees who complete their goals are rewarded with a free pair of sneakers.

"As a result we have people who run marathons and ironmans, who bike and arm wrestle, who play basketball and soccer, who dance and play softball. We have a huge contingent of employees that practice mixed martial arts. All in all, pound for pound we have one of the healthiest work forces out there and good health leads to outstanding accomplishments.

"We're proud to publicize the efforts of these 100 companies," said Outside editor Christopher Keyes. "They each show a real commitment to creating active, healthy work environments and put a premium on innovative benefits. Year after year, Outside's Best Places to Work program demonstrates that America's most successful companies are the ones that consistently promote true work-life balance for their employees."

Contacts:

Infinite Energy: Jason Dolder/ JGDolder(at)InfiniteEnergy(dot)com / 352.313.3013

Outside Magazine: Jada Williams/ Jada(at)giantnoise(dot)com / 646.649.4933

About Infinite Energy
Established in 1994, Infinite Energy, Inc. provides natural gas service in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and New York and electricity service in Texas.

Infinite Energy markets wholesale and retail energy products in an ethical and profitable manner; grows the company by investing in quality personnel and quality business partnerships; and provides unparalleled customer service by offering residential, commercial and industrial consumers a wide variety of natural gas and electricity pricing options to meet their individual needs. For more information, visit http://www.InfiniteEnergy.com.

About Outside
Outside is America's leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook.

About The Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

About The Outdoor Industry Association
Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center: http://www.outdoorindustry.org.

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