Outside Magazine Names Mercury as One of America’s ‘Best Places to Work’ in 2013

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Durango, CO – August 1, 2013 – Mercury®, a leading provider of payment processing and revenue generating solutions, today was named to Outside Magazine‘s sixth annual “Best Places to Work” list. The full list of the companies was published today at OutsideOnline.com/bestplacestowork.

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee satisfaction surveys and employer questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate with the other companies named to Outside’s ‘Best Places to Work’,” said Matt Taylor, CEO of Mercury. “At Mercury, we take a long-term objective to build a great company that is known for taking the complexity out of payment processing services for local merchants. The best way that we can provide those services is to have healthy, engaged employees that bring passion to their community and to the work they do every day.”

Mercury’s rapid rise as a payment processing leader has given its employees plenty of opportunity for career advancement and job enrichment. All Mercury employees have access to cross-training and educational training, fostering a transparent management culture with continual feedback on goals and rewards for exceeding performance.

In addition to traditional benefits, Mercury employees enjoy unique health and wellness benefits, as well as community-centered volunteer opportunities. Since 2011, Mercury employees have donated more than 14,000 volunteer hours to local nonprofits in Denver and Durango.

“We’re proud to publicize the efforts of these 100 companies,” said Outside editor Christopher Keyes. “They each show a real commitment to creating active, healthy work environments and put a premium on innovative benefits. Year after year, Outside’s Best Places to Work program demonstrates that America’s most successful companies are the ones that consistently promote true work-life balance for their employees.”

About Outside Magazine

Outside is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook.

About Best Companies Group

Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

About Outdoor Industry Association

Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center: www.outdoorindustry.org.

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