Conkling Keynotes Best 100 List Event

CFM President and co-founder is this year's keynote speaker at the annual 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon dinner on March 4.As president and co-founder of a company honored seven times as one of the 100 Best companies to work for in Oregon, CFM’s Gary Conkling will keynote the annual event hosted by Oregon Business magazine.

The annual dinner is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center’s Portland Ballroom. The 2010 100 best list will be announced at the event. The rankings are based on confidential employee surveys and a benefits report that is completed by each company. 

“We think it is critically important to be a good employer,” says Conkling in a video. “We feel extremely grateful that our own employees, through their votes, have made us one of the 100 best employers in Oregon. To us that is an important indicator that we’ve created a culture with the people in our company that they enjoy working here.”

The aim of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon project is to recognize and celebrate Oregon companies for their commitment to creating great places for their employees. 

"As it did last year, CFM has made it a goal to be back on the list in 2010 – our 20th anniversary,” says Conkling. "We view this ranking as a report card on whether we are living up to our own values."

Dinner details:

5:00 P.M. Registration opens
5:30 P.M. Network with The Best: No-Host Wine Reception
6:30 - 8:30 P.M. Dinner, keynote and Top 10 countdown 

               Release of March issue of Oregon Business spotlighting the 100 Best