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Outside magazine names Leisure Trends Group one of America’s Best Places to Work


Market research firm studies recreation trends


Boulder, CO (August 3, 2012) — Leisure Trends Group was named to Outside Magazine‘s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list. Leisure Trends was ranked 42nd out of 100 selected companies.

“Our entire staff is excited and proud to be acknowledged with this award,” said Charlie Cooper, president of Leisure Trends Group. “We are committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages our people to thrive and grow. I think the fact that so many of our people have been with us for upwards of a decade is the best testimony to the workplace and environment we all enjoy at Leisure Trends.” 

Profiles of the top-ten-performing small, medium, and large companies will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands Aug. 14. The full list of 100 is available at

 “We’re thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies,” says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. “They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they’re providing free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office result in a more productive and engaged staff.”

Outside‘s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

In past years, Outside has highlighted 50 outstanding companies. This year, Best Companies Group determined that there were so many top-quality applicants that the list needed to be expanded. Outside editors agreed, and doubled the size of the list.  


LEISURE TRENDS GROUP: Charlie Cooper, President,, 303.786.7900 x115

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE:  Jada Williams/ / 646.649.4933



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