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Tech Council of Maryland Names Dixon Hughes Goodman as Winner of Second Annual “Outstanding Place to Work” Award

Rockville, Md. – (November 20, 2014) The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland’s largest technology trade association for life science and technology, announced that Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG), a public accounting firm with local offices in Rockville, Md., and Tysons Corner, Va., has won the TCM 2014 Outstanding Place to Work Award.  DHG has offices in 12 states, and employs 292 people in Maryland and Virginia.

The TCM Outstanding Place to Work award was designed to showcase companies in the region that offer unique benefits that add real value to the employees' work and personal lives. Other factors in determining the award winners included how management supports employees and helps them grow through communication, training and direct interactions, as well as how employees were recognized for their accomplishments and how charitable activities fit into the company's culture.

“We are proud to honor Dixon Hughes Goodman for its proactive efforts to help their employees maintain a healthy work-life balance,” said Philip Schiff, TCM’s CEO. “We had about 30 entries, and choosing amongst them was very difficult because all of the employers had stories that were truly inspirational. There are clearly many truly great places to work in the Washington, D.C., area.”

“We are lucky to be a part of an organization that truly listens and responds to its employees, and are honored and humbled to be selected as TCM’s Outstanding Place to Work,” says Brian Carlton, DHG’s regional managing partner. “Our firm always strives to make our offices a happy and passionate workplace, but the Metro DC region of DHG takes it above and beyond thanks to dedicated staff and our Community Support and Engagement Committee creating great local programs.”

In addition to fostering a positive, supportive work environment, Dixon Hughes Goodman has established a wellness formula for its employees built on four pillars: community, mental, physical and family. The entire firm participates food drives and various fundraising walks and marathons; offers child and elder-care backup and allows for flexible work schedules; provides access to licensed mental health professionals and wealth advisors; and offers gym membership reimbursement, weekly yoga sessions in the office and a Commit to Fit program to encourage healthy eating and snack choices.

ABOUT THE TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND, INC.

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit www.techcouncilmd.com.