40. RUBY RECEPTIONISTS
Ruby Receptionists is a virtual answering service for small businesses.
They provide their employees with a platform for creativity during their signature Launchpad event at their annual all-company meeting. Launchpad encourages employees to pitch their business ideas, with the winner receiving seed money for funding, and one paid day per month to work on developing their new business.
Ruby Receptionists also was one of the first Oregon businesses to increase its starting wage to $15 per hour. “Everyone is treated as an equal part of this company,” one employee wrote.
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