Minnetonka, MN, July 3, 2023— Channel is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year it has been honored as a Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace, ranking fifth among the midsize Minnesota companies list. Enhancing this year’s recognition Channel received the Direction award, a distinction bestowed upon one company whose team members most positively indicate their belief that the organization is headed in the right direction. We are honored to be acknowledged for our forward‐thinking approach and the impact it has had on our employees and overall organization.
Brad Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, said “I am excited for our team to be recognized once again as a top workplace among all Minnesota companies. This directly reflects their commitment to our core values and fostering a culture that promotes employee satisfaction, growth, and mutual success. Receiving special recognition for Direction further acknowledges our long‐term strategy, leadership, and the unified efforts to align our organizational vision and mission to advance our customer relationships and evolve to the needs of our industry.”
Star Tribune CEO and Publisher Steve Grove said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 200 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”
Produced by the same team that compiles the 32‐year‐old Star Tribune 100 report of the best‐performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from 124,719 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations. A complete list of companies selected for this year’s list is available at startribune.com/mn‐top‐workplaces.
The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 200 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 5,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely based on employee responses.
Established in 2009, Channel is a full-service independent lender offering a single source solution for equipment finance and working capital through equipment finance companies for their SMB customers. Channel is headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, with offices in Atlanta, GA, Des Moines, IA, and Marshall, MN.