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hfa Chosen As A Top Workplace for Second Consecutive Year

Akron, Ohio (June 19, 2013) — Hitchcock Fleming & Associates Inc. (hfa), a full-service marketing and communications firm, has been named as one of the Top Workplaces 2013 Northeast Ohio by The Cleveland Plain Dealer for the second year.

Winners were chosen based on employee survey responses about employee workplace satisfaction to distinguish companies that possess an outstanding culture and promote a positive work environment. Survey categories included job satisfaction, confidence in the future of their company, trust in co-workers, management effectiveness, company culture and compensation and benefits. An independent consultant, Workplace Dynamics of Exton, Pa., was employed to conduct the survey.

"Our work hard, play hard culture at hfa is truly one of a kind," said Jack DeLeo, president/CEO of hfa. "Being chosen as a Top Workplace two years in a row means the world to us. And now it's time to start working on year three."

The study is based entirely on employees' feedback about their companies. Employees were asked to indicate, on a seven-point scale, how much they agreed with statements such as "I believe this company is going in the right direction" and "My pay is fair for the work I do."

This year 100 winners in three divisions were chosen out of the 253 employers which participated. Companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies in 11 counties were eligible to participate if they employed at least 50 people in Northeast Ohio. hfa was named to the small division — companies employing 50-149 employees.

About hfa

Hitchcock Fleming & Associates Inc. (hfa), a leading full-service marketing agency in Northeast Ohio, was named one of the Top Workplaces 2012 and 2013 Northeast Ohio by The Cleveland Plain Dealer. hfa's areas of expertise encompass branding, research, strategic planning, interactive solutions, social media marketing, public relations and media for retail, industrial, automotive, medical, travel, building product and government clients.