At some companies, going to the office can be a drag – but at Brand Addition (asi/202515) it’s “an adventure every day,” says Michelle Thieret, the firm’s U.S. VP of business development. “We are always learning from each other and enjoying it as we go.”

Of course, who wouldn’t enjoy the fun times at this multi-continent promo factory where employees get an appreciation week to celebrate with BBQs, games and prices? Then there’s the annual holiday party. “It’s at the famous upstairs pool hall and eight-lane bowling alley,” Thieret says.

While there’s plenty of play at Brand Addition, the firm takes its work seriously, too. “We offered a Dale Carnegie class to our employees that emphasized the importance of listening,” Thieret says. The result? More problem solving, creative solutions and a culture that’s “thriving.”

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