Manchester, N.H. -- Stay Work Play, an organization dedicated to encouraging students and younger adults to return to or stay in New Hampshire, named CCA Global Partners the “Coolest Company to Work For” at the 2018 Rising Stars Awards. CCA Global Partners is a values-based business, owned by and operated for the benefit of the store owners at the heart of the organization. Founded in 1984 as a small carpet co-op, CCA has grown to 15 divisions in four countries spanning the flooring, bike retail, childcare, nonprofit and lighting industries. Through the co-op model, the company enables small, family-owned businesses and entrepreneurs the purchasing power to compete with larger chains.

“We pride ourselves on putting our people before profit and fostering a culture of collaboration and resourcefulness,” said Howard Brodsky, chairman and CEO of CCA Global Partners. “Our open-door policy and dedication to the wellbeing of our employees are just two of the ways we try to take care of our own. It’s really terrific to see the corporate culture we have worked hard to create and maintain is worthy of recognition through Stay Work Play’s Coolest Company to Work for award.”

CCA was recognized before a crowd of several hundred people at the Rising Stars Award event at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. The Rising Stars Awards celebrates and recognizes New Hampshire’s remarkable young people and the businesses that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.

Through employee testimonials, the spirit at CCA is described as fostering creativity, innovation and hard work as well as having a culture that makes everyone feel like family. The company offers employees growth and development opportunities, a commitment to helping employees find and maintain work-life balance and a dedication to the greater community.

CCA Global Partners has one of the first and most successful workplace mentoring programs for New Hampshire youth through Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire. This mentoring program brings 24 local youth to the Manchester office every other week to receive mentoring from their Big and participate in other fun activities.

“Our relationships with the community, our business owners and our employees, as well as our dedication to four principles – keep an open mind, energize the team, show respect and take responsibility – have enabled us to be truly collaborative,” said Brodsky. “We are proud of our businesses, company and employees, and we strive to communicate this daily.”

CCA Global Partners has won Business NH Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For in New Hampshire award five years in a row, and is now in its Hall of Fame. The company is located amidst 30 technology companies such as Texas Instruments and Autodesk, in the revitalized mill district in the heart of Manchester.

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