NEW HOPE, PA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) - MeetMe, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MEET), the public market leader for social discovery, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2012. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal.
"This is a very meaningful award to us. We have realized from the beginning that our greatest asset is our talented team. Half of our Pennsylvania team has been with us for more than three years, and many have been here since our inception here in 2005," said Geoff Cook, COO MeetMe, Inc. "New Hope has proven itself a great place to build a business, enabling us to draw on talent from Bucks County, the Philadelphia area, and central New Jersey, and with easy proximity to Princeton, NJ and a commutable distance to New York City."
This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, who are benefiting the state's economy and its workforce. Employers are categorized based upon the total number of employees they have in the United States, 25 to 249 employees and 250 or more employees. The complete list of the 2012 Best Places to Work in PA award recipients can be found at www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com and at www.CPBJnow.com/events.
"I am absolutely thrilled that MeetMe, Inc. was chosen as one of Pennsylvania's best places to work," said New Hope Mayor Larry Keller. "People generally think of New Hope as a lovely, intimate, river village filled with shops and excellent restaurants. But we're also a wonderful place to build a thriving business. And MeetMe is a perfect example of that."
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business
- Be a publicly or privately held business
- Have a facility in Pennsylvania
- Have at least 25 employees working in Pennsylvania
- Be in business a minimum of one year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part of this process was evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process.
MeetMe will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in PA awards banquet on Thursday, November 29, at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pa. Rankings will be revealed at the ceremony. Tickets may be purchased online at www.CPBJnow.com/events.
In addition to the public/private partnership, the program is supported by the following organizations: Lead Sponsor - Team Pennsylvania Foundation; Presenting Sponsors - ParenteBeard, LLC and Wells Fargo; Major Sponsors - Capital BlueCross; Comcast Business Class; Comcast Spotlight; Global HR Research; Saul Ewing, LLP; and Purpose1.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in PA, visit www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com or contact Jamie Mowery at the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-236-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About MeetMe, Inc.
MeetMe® is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery (NYSE MKT: MEET). MeetMe makes meeting new people fun through social games and apps, monetized by both advertising and virtual currency. The MeetMe brand grew out of the merger of myYearbook and Quepasa in November 2011. With 60% of traffic coming from mobile, MeetMe is transforming how people discover one another in a mobile-first world. The company operates MeetMe.com, Quepasa.com, and MeetMe apps on iPhone, iPad, and Android.