We are pretty darn excited to be named to the 2015 Puget Sound Business Journal’s list of Best Workplaces. This is a huge honor and recognition for our young company. The award is based on the survey responses from our team members related to job satisfaction, relationships with bosses, camaraderie with fellow employees and opportunity for advancement.
We are one of just 20 companies in our size range (50– 99 employees) who made the list in the state of Washington. We will join the other companies on the list at a celebration rally at Safeco Field on August 13 and we are looking forward to celebrating with our entire team. At the rally the Business Journal will announce the top three ranked companies in our category and our fingers are crossed but even making the list is a big accomplishment.
“To even make this prestigious list is truly humbling. I know that what makes Pillar Properties a great place to work is each of our team members and the commitment they make to being quietly awesome everyday. I could not be more proud of our team and our company,” said Billy Pettit, senior vice president, Pillar Properties.
You can read the announcement from the Puget Sound Business Journal here.
June is Pillar Loves Pets Month! This is our time to celebrate the furry friends who make life so much better and we want you and your pet to join us! We love pets of all shapes and sizes and our apartments features some swell pet amenities, too. We have some seriously cute pets living at our apartments and this is the month for them to shine. And maybe win you some cash!
We kicked off the month by supporting the Seattle Animal Shelter Furry 5k at Seward Park. The place was jumping with dogs (and their owners) and it was so much fun to watch the action from our booth while we handed out some doggie treats. It was really great to see some of our residents drop by to say hello too!
The Furry 5k raises funds for the shelter, which takes in approximately 6,000 stray and owner-surrendered animals each year. Since so many of these animals are in need of significant care, they created the Help the Animals Fund in 1977, and all proceeds from the Furry 5K help fund their mission. By the way, if you missed the walk, but want to support the Help the Animals Fund, you still can by visiting this online donation form.
Next up for us is the 3rd Annual Pillar Loves Pets Photo Contest! We are searching for the cutest, funniest, best pet photo in town. You can enter your four-legged friend into our tail to tail contest against other furry competitors! What are you waiting for? Submit a picture of your pet doing something silly, funny, ridiculous or incredibly adorable for a chance to win! From now until June 26 we’ll be collecting the best pet photos. Then, invite your friends to vote from June 27 to July 10 on their favorite submissions! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to qualify to enter the contest. Winners will receive $150 and $50 gift cards, so tell your pet to get posing! Submit your photo here until June 26.
Last year, hundreds of our residents and neighbors voted, choosing Leo and Tucker as the cutest pets in the Pacific Northwest, followed closely by Loki and Oliver. Think you can top them this year? Good luck!