Newport Beach and Company Named OCBJ's 2013 Best Places to Work

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Destination Marketing Organization for beautiful Newport Beach, California wins prestigious Orange County Business Journal award.

Newport Beach & Co. OCBJ's Best Places to Work

"Newport Beach & Company's biggest asset is our people. Without good people you can't have good programs — it's that simple,” says Newport Beach & Company President and CEO, Gary Sherwin.

Gracing the California Riviera, Newport Beach, encompasses a slice of the good life. With its pristine beaches, sparkling harbor, distinct villages, world-class shopping and dining, it provides a beautiful backdrop for Newport Beach Company employees. With a seaside location, entrepreneurial culture and employee-pleasing benefits, it’s no wonder why Newport Beach & Company was named by The Orange County Business Journal the 2013 Best Places to Work in Orange County, California.

Newport Beach & Company is a creative and focused community-marketing agency that is singularly committed to telling the integrated Newport Beach brand story to the world. The Marketing Team is committed to leveraging innovative marketing and promotional strategies to drive tourism business to Newport Beach. This generates additional room nights in the area’s local resorts, hotels, boutique hotels, vacation rentals and campgrounds and produces additional revenue for the city and local businesses by way of visitor spending. Last fiscal year, the Marketing Team reached 121 million consumers through its’ strategic marketing mix. The Sales Team at Newport Beach & Company is charged with introducing, educating and inspiring meeting planets to bring their meetings to the destination to book future conferences. Last fiscal year the sales team booked 30,348 room nights in Newport Beach hotels which generated $15.3M in additional revenue for the local economy last fiscal year.

"Newport Beach & Company's biggest asset is our people. Without good people you can't have good programs — it's that simple,” says Newport Beach & Company President and CEO, Gary Sherwin.

“By investing in our people and hopefully making this a place that brings out their best talents, we think we are providing a more significant benefit of the community that we serve.”

The Orange County Business Journal’s issues a county-wide survey and awards program to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Orange County. There are several elements that are accounted for to win the esteemed award.

The first part consisted of evaluating each company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.

Sherwin adds, “We are honored that we have been named by the Orange County Business Journal to this high honor, especially since there are so many small and innovative firms in our region."

The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Orange County and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

“As far as the benefits of working at Newport Beach & Company”,” says Brianna Saucedo, Online Coordinator, Newport Beach & Company, “Aside from being able to market Newport Beach every day I most appreciate our excellent wellness programs, 9/80 schedule of having every other Friday off, and our comprehensive benefits package.”

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About Newport Beach, California    
Nestled among golden stretches of pristine Pacific coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego, Newport Beach epitomizes the casually sophisticated lifestyle of Southern California. This idyllic seaside destination is widely celebrated for its natural beauty and vibrant yachting community alongside stylish accommodations, eclectic coastal cuisine and upscale shopping. Ranked among the “Top 10 Resort Towns in the U.S.,” Newport Beach is also distinguished as one of the country’s “Top 10 Best Family Beaches.” A mild climate and picturesque backdrop minutes from the newly expanded Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA) offer year-round appeal. For more information on Newport Beach or for a complimentary visitor guide, please visit our website or call (800) 94-COAST.
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