Clickstop Named to Coolest Places to Work List for Fifth Straight Year

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The Urbana-based employer is among 24 local companies honored.

For the fifth consecutive year, Clickstop has been named one of the Corridor Business Journal’s Coolest Places to Work. This annual list honors 24 local companies that have created the most engaging and rewarding work environments.

“We are grateful to be considered for the list and even more grateful for the people who have shared their opinion and consider us a great workplace,” said Monica Steffeck, Clickstop’s chief talent enrichment officer. “We’re on a mission to reinvent what it means to be at work, and every person at Clickstop has played an important role each of the five years we’ve been on this list. We’re building a business that people really care about — and one that really cares about people.”

To qualify for the Coolest Places to Work list, a company had to nominate itself or be nominated. Skywalk Group, a Cedar Rapids-based professional services firm, then sent questionnaires to the staff and management of each nominee. Those companies with a survey participation rate of at least 60 percent were given scores based on an analysis of the questionnaires and ranked into three size categories: small (1-20 employees), medium (21-99 employees) and large (100 employees or more). Clickstop won the medium-size category in 2013 before topping the list as the overall coolest company in all size categories in 2014. Clickstop currently employs 150 team members.

“The people who thrive at Clickstop are the ones committed to excellence — those people who want to be disruptive, innovative drivers of change and who equally contain a passion for supporting and growing with their teammates,” said Steffeck, who has been with the company since 2013. “I always tell people that Clickstop is the most challenging and rewarding job you’ll ever have. If you want to work somewhere that you get to contribute to being wildly successful, work with exceptional people and become a better version of yourself, come on over! People who operate like entrepreneurs and take ownership will thrive here.”

The rankings of the 24 Coolest Places to Work will be announced Sept. 14 during the One Cool Evening awards banquet at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. The event will include videos about each company, and the CEO from the No. 1 Coolest Place to Work will share his or her story.

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2017’s Coolest Places to Work (listed alphabetically):
Branded Apparel
Clickstop Inc.
de Novo Marketing
F & M Savings Bank
Higher Learning Technologies
Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lepic-Kroeger Realtors
New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo)
New York Life – Cedar Rapids Office
NewBo City Market
Oaknoll Retirement Residence
Ready Wireless
Sanctuary Spa
SouthGate Companies
Spotix Inc.
Strategic Financial Solutions
Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited
TrueNorth Companies
Van Meter Inc.
Veridian Credit Union


About Clickstop Inc.
Clickstop, based in Urbana, Iowa, grows business units of different sizes, serving multiple industries and markets by employing Business Unit Fanatics™ and supporting these individuals through shared services. Clickstop drives business unit growth through alignment with its core values, by employing an engaged workforce and by sustaining an entrepreneurial environment designed to quickly and effectively navigate change. The company's Business Unit Fanatics™ grow businesses within Clickstop by effectively utilizing shared services provided within the organization. The company's reputation and commitment to great workplace culture and engagement has landed it multiple workplace-focused awards, including multiple first-place finishes as the Coolest Place to Work in the region. For more information, visit

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