ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK in Chicago is 8-year old marketing agency Tris3ct, so cited by the Chicago Tribune’s Chicago’s survey of the Top 100 Workplaces and ranking 13 out of 40 small companies. The list was divided into groups of large, medium and small companies.
The Leo Burnett Group was also honored, placing 21 out of 25 large companies.
The business-wide recognition was especially gratifying for the agency, says Peter Janss, Tris3ct’s director of corporate development, “because the outside world is looking in at something that we put a lot of effort into and take great pride in achieving” and do as a matter of course.”
When CEO Dick Thomas started the agency in 2005, says Janss, “the sounding principal of our business was that we would invest enormous time, energy and money in what pays the bills, to insure that this business was fun for our employees and a great opportunity for the culture to bubble up from employees.
“They create the culture they want to be in, with management backing, and this manifests in great work for great clients.”
The Tribune’s survey was made among 70,000 employees across varying industries asking how they felt about their workplaces.
The biggest perk was feeling appreciated by the company, followed by confidence in the company moving in the right direction, being part of a meaningful organization, good management, connection and the work itself.
THE FESTIVE “HOLIDAY HURRAH,” Chicago Actors in Film Meetup (CAFM) annual networking and fundraising party Monday, Dec.16 at the Hard Rock Hotel is the last scheduled part of the year (to date) and it looks like it’s going to be a BIG one!
The CAFM committee obviously starting organizing it early as the fun and games and the prizes to be won are impressive. To wit: a silent auction, Premium Industry raffle, according to CAFM , food, drinks, music, dancing, the FUNdraising Carnival of games “where everyone is guaranteed a winner,” says committee co-chair Jen Sall, and the chance to win the VIP Rockstar Bundle, a weekend for two at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Tickets are $65 now through Nov. 28, $85 to Dec. 15 and $100 at the door and festivities are open to all.
SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN, with Ben Affleck as a more mature Superman, will start filming in Detroit in February – except for 4-5 days down in Plano. A farm house is being built there as we speak, for scenes with heaps of Midwestern snow on the ground. Zac Snyder is directing the Warner Bros. blockbuster.
NEW HAVAS WORLDWIDE ACCOUNT is Memphis-based Terminix, the world’s largest termite and pest control company. Havas will handle branding, TV and print, while Hawkeye in Dallas got the digital and direct marketing part of the business.