Fuse Ranked No.1 As 2013 Best Places To Work In Vermont


Burlington, VT- April 5, 2013 - Fuse, LLC, a youth culture marketing agency that connects brands with teens and young adults, was named as the "Best Place to Work in Vermont" by Vermont Business Magazine at the ECHO Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington, Vermont during an awards ceremony on April 4. VBM announced Fuse's ranking at number one within the small/medium (15-149 employees) business category, and will be featuring them in their upcoming April issue. 

The Vermont Business Magazine's "Best Places to Work" is an annual program that highlights organizations in the state that exemplify positive workplace environments and employee satisfaction. Runners up within the small/medium business category included AllEarth Renewables, ASIC North, Inc., Farm & Wilderness Foundation, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP, Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc., Seventh Generation, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Vermont Foodbank, Vermont Public Radio, Wells River Savings Bank, and Wild Apple Graphics. Fuse was also honored last year, ranking in at number three.

"My partners and I are very excited Fuse was named number one this year in the 'Best Places to Work in Vermont'," said Bill Carter, partner at Fuse. "Our agency competes for business throughout the world and our advantage has always been our staff. Because of them, we continue to succeed. This award is another example of how our staff works hard and still enjoys the professional environment they've helped to create."

Fuse provides a creative environment for its employees which allows them to share ideas, insights, and inspiration, and continually learn from one another. Various benefits and perks help employees maintain a healthy work-life balance, on both a social and community level. Full-time employees receive generous benefits including health and dental insurance, liberal vacation time, a season's pass to a local mountain resort of their choice, an annual fitness reimbursement, and paid time off for volunteering. Employees are also encouraged to make use of flex time, half-day Fridays in the summer, and comp days for weekend work.

Check out the event recap on vermontbiz.com.

About Fuse

Fuse is a youth culture marketing agency founded in 1995 that connects brands with teens and young adults through sports, music, fashion, video gaming and other relevant cultural interests. Fuse's services include insights, brand strategy, public relations, event marketing, design, social media and digital services. The Fuse staff, led by Partners Bill Carter, Issa Sawabini and Brett Smith, is comprised of marketing professionals and cultural experts who have worked for some of the most prominent brands and agencies in the country. In 2011, Fuse was named one of Outside Magazine's "Best Places to Work" in the U.S.

Fuse's experience is in a broad range of key categories that include sporting goods, beverages, snacks, footwear, auto, higher-ed, and finance. In 2011, Fuse launched its annual Service Grant Program that awards $25,000 in marketing services to a deserving charity. Fuse's other community initiatives include a donation program, community engagement committee, donation matching, staff leadership in community projects, monthly group volunteer projects, and paid time off for volunteering.

For more information, visit fusemarketing.com, facebook.com/FuseLLC, linkedin.com/company/fuse or twitter.com/fuse_marketing.

About Vermont Business Magazine

Since 1972, VBM has been the leading source of statewide Vermont business news and data. It publishes its print edition every month, in addition to its two annual publications: The Vermont Business Directory (May) and The Book of Lists (August). Along with the print product, VBM has an online version, vermontbiz.com, a free e-newsletter, and several business events throughout the year.

About the Vermont Chamber of Commerce

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization, represents nearly every sector of the state's corporate/hospitality community. Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.