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Meet the 5 finalists for Best Culture of the Year

As we get closer to the Silicon Prairie Awards, we still need you to help us determine which individuals and companies will take home these shiny golden analogs. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the mass amounts of nominations we received, so you can get to know the finalists a little bit better. Remember, you can vote…

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As we get closer to the Silicon Prairie Awards, we still need you to help us determine which individuals and companies will take home these shiny golden analogs. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the mass amounts of nominations we received, so you can get to know the finalists a little bit better.

Remember, you can vote every day for your favorites, and you still have 4 weeks to spread the word! Voting ends August 31st.

Meet the 2015 Culture of the Year finalists

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This Lincoln, Nebraska-based community infrastructure and asset management group boasts happy and  humble employees, all willing to lock arms to fight the “startup” battle. Volunteering in the community is a vital core of their culture. The company even allots company time to volunteer! “People hang out after work, it’s really remarkable how much everyone likes each other. Free snacks! Free soda! Hang out times! Awesome deck overlooking the Lincoln Haymarket.” Vote now

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“Our team lives and breathes core values that benefit each other, our customers and our community. In the year since Bulu won Best Culture at the 2014 Awards, our team has grown. With new people comes a shift in culture, as you introduce new personalities… and at Bulu Box, this shift is seamless. You could attribute this to our excellent leadership, use of personality profile tests like StrengthFinders and the Color Code… and you’d be correct, but you’d be missing the full picture: that the Bulu Crew is an incredible set of people who support each other so that we all reach our common goal of making the best possible product for our customers.” – Bulu Box Employee  Vote now

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“Helping to set the standard in Omaha,” this is how employees at Flywheel describe their company’s culture. With accessible leadership, empowered employees, catered lunches 3 days a week, a company trip to Vegas, pet friendly workplace, and a giving nature that opens their space to other creatives and tech classes in the evenings. It’s no wonder why people are raving about Flywheel’s culture. Did we mention that all new incoming employees get a razor scooter? Vote now

Paige Technologies

Paige Technologies has created a culture centered around the employee. Employees are empowered to innovate, try new things, fail and present any and all ideas to the president of the company. Work is assigned based on what you want to do rather than just doling out work to whoever is available. Coupled with a ping-pong table, casual work attire and untracked time off (when you need a half day off, just take it), makes Paige Technologies a 2015 culture of the year candidate. Vote now

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At opendorse, they don’t define culture by company retreats, t-shirts, ping-pong tables, or free beer Fridays (although they do have all those), they define culture by creating an enviroment where people have the ability to grow and do the things they love to do everyday. They have managed create an open and honest culture, with clear accountability and the highest level of trust. “opendorse deserves to win best work culture not because of the perks we offer but because of the impact we make on our people’s professional lives.” – opendorse employee. Vote now

Join us at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln on October 1st to celebrate our region and to recognize the individuals and companies who are doing big things in the Silicon Prairie!

Jake Hull is the Nebraska editor for Silicon Prairie News and a Community Builder for AIM in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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