Trust Relations Honored as a Powderkeg 2020 Top-Rated Company Culture Winner

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The digital community for tech startups, investors and professionals presented its second annual tech and culture awards, recognizing innovative companies beyond Silicon Valley

PowderKeg Top-Rated Culture 2020

Trust Relations recognized as a top-rated culture winner at the Powderkeg’s 2020 Tech Culture Awards virtual ceremony.

“Lucky for us, we were remote before it was ‘cool’ — or required,” said April White, president and founder of Trust Relations. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our unique business model. We’ve learned from employee feedback that, while we haven’t all met face-to-face, they appreciate the virtual

Fast-growing, virtual branding and strategic communications agency, Trust Relations, was recognized as a top-rated culture winner at the Powderkeg’s 2020 Tech Culture Awards virtual ceremony. Companies throughout the country were surveyed based on their workplace environment — specifically, how it has been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to maintaining a remote workforce, as well as employee feedback on how their employers contribute to company culture through leadership, professional development, work-life balance and remote team building.

“Lucky for us, we were remote before it was ‘cool’ — or required,” said April White, president and founder of Trust Relations. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our unique business model. We’ve learned from employee feedback that, while we haven’t all met face-to-face, they appreciate the virtual company culture we’ve cultivated since our founding in early 2019. In fact, to spread the holiday cheer, we recently held a virtual White Elephant gift exchange that was a big hit!”

The awards were held at Powderkeg’s first-ever two-day Unvalley Virtual Conference, where companies celebrated the decentralization of technology innovation and learned about some of the biggest opportunities in tech beyond Silicon Valley. Trust Relations’ newly-appointed Chief Client Officer, Lana Dao, was in attendance remotely to hear from other leaders building high-performing teams outside the main tech hubs.

“It was truly fascinating to hear about, and from, the tech powerhouses of the ‘Mighty Middle’ Midwest and how companies in this region have taken learnings from the traditional coastal tech hubs, and evolved them to create incredible innovation all on their own,” said Dao. “This industry is growing at an exponential rate and we look forward to partnering with many of these companies in the years to come.”

The 100+ winning companies were recognized for being culture leaders at a national level, and 18 companies were awarded with top honors. Winners were recognized for one or more categories such as: Top-Rated for Work-Life Balance; Top-Rated Leadership Team; Top-Rated Remote Work; Top-Rated for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Top-Rated Overall Culture; Regional Best Overall Culture: Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, Central, Northwest, Southwest; Best Startup Culture; Best Scaleup Culture and Best Enterprise Culture. There were also categories based on teams and regions where companies are headquartered. Awards were granted based on application responses and survey rankings by each company’s employees.

Learn more about the finalists at https://powderkeg.com/awards.

If you’re interested in working for Trust Relations, check out our LinkedIn page to keep up to date on new job openings.

About Trust Relations

Trust Relations, founded in 2019, is a virtual strategic communications firm that creates nimble and proactive “dream teams” for clients through a national network of the industry’s best and brightest practitioners. "Trust Relations" is a term coined by President and Founder April White to describe a new approach to strategic communications that centers on communicating clients' authentic actions, values and goodwill. In technology, trust relationships are an administration and communication link between two domains. In communications, they are a bond of mutual respect between a brand and the people it serves. The firm excels at identifying inspiring ways for clients to show their brand value by identifying supportive proof points and ideating creative activations that demonstrate their unique story and value proposition. For more information, visit https://www.trustrelations.agency/.

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