For the seventh consecutive year, Cinnaire has been named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work in Michigan. With Michigan offices in Lansing, Detroit, and Grand Rapids, Cinnaire is ranked #82 out of 100 organizations on the 2020 Cool Places List announced today.

The Cool Places to Work roster is a statewide survey created in 2012 and compiled annually by Crain’s and Best Companies Group.  It was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Michigan, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. It is a voluntary competition open to Michigan businesses, nonprofits and government entities with at least 15 employees. The process is extensive – the employer provides detailed information on benefits and perks and employees provide feedback about their work environment and company leadership in a confidential survey. The employee assessments represent 75% of the final ranking. Crain’s Cool Places to Work are companies that, according to their employees, go above and beyond in putting a focus on workplace culture.

“Our team members are Cinnaire’s most valuable asset. Receiving this award for the seventh time is a significant honor, as it shows that our staff feels valued and supported by our culture,” said Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire president & CEO. “We intentionally create a culture of respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion. This award is a reflection of what can be accomplished when you do business in a way that values people and relationships over transactions.”

Cinnaire provides full-time employees with a number of unique benefits including unlimited paid time off, weekly organic fresh fruit deliveries, an employee wellness program, an on-site fitness center in the Lansing headquarters, company paid cell phone service, onsite dry-cleaning pickup and delivery and a comprehensive benefits package. During COVID-19, all staff members are equipped and encouraged to work from home. An open-door policy and regularly scheduled lunches with the CEO promote transparency and open communication. Volunteer initiatives with company-paid volunteer time provide staff with opportunities for community service.

Cinnaire maintains a diversity and inclusion policy designed to provide an environment that empowers the authentic expression of diverse voices and celebrates a workforce that reflects the communities the company serves. Career opportunities are posted through diversity recruitment websites. The recruitment process includes steps to determine and ensure that candidates are a good fit for the culture. New employees participate in leadership training, attend cultural competency workshops and are given books that support the company culture. Cinnaire staff use the ZAPP process to internally acknowledge random acts of kindness and personal and professional accomplishments.

Staff members developed Cinnaire Cares, a 100% employee driven initiative that gives team members an opportunity to support communities and community organizations financially and through direct service activities – from cleanup and beautification to hurricane relief to cash awards for non-profits.