Wegmans again a Great Place to Work; three other firms recognized

It might be time for Fortune and Great Place to Work to change the name of their annual Best Workplaces in Retail list.

Something like, Best Workplaces in Retail, other than Wegmans; that’s because Wegmans Food Markets continues to maintain a stranglehold on the top spot.

The Rochester-based grocer tops the Fortune Best Workplaces in Retail rankings for the seventh consecutive year. The lists were released Wednesday. Wegmans was the only local firm on the Retail list.

Three other local businesses earned spots on other lists. Dixon Schwabl + Co. is ranked No. 18 on the Fortune Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing, The Pike Cos. landed 25th on the Construction list for small- and medium-size firms) and The Bonadio Group is No. 50 on the Professional Services list for small and medium firms.

For Dixon Schwabl, this is the second time on the Advertising & Marketing list, and the 16th time the company has landed on a Great Place to Work list.

The Bonadio Group has been on the Professional Services list five years in a row while this is the first year The Pike Cos. earned recognition.

Great Place to Work annual rankings are based on an evaluation of employee surveys.

“Great Place to Work certification isn’t something that comes easily — it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work, said in a news release. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture.”

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John G. Roman named CIO at Bonadio Group

John G. Roman Jr. has been named CIO of the Bonadio Group. Roman will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of IT services including management, operations, security and strategic planning.



Roman’s experience includes more than a decade at Nixon Peabody’s Rochester office as well as positions at Brite Computers, NetSetGo, Xerox, Wang Laboratories and Northern Telecom. He also is an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and Monroe Community College.

Roman serves on the board of directors for Literacy Volunteers of Rochester and the Technology Executive’s Network. He is a past board member of Heritage Christian Services foundation and served in advisory roles for the International Legal Technology Association and Legal Technology News.

John has presented to numerous organizations as a guest speaker and contributed to publications including Law Technology News and Business Strategies Magazine. He has also been a contributing writer to corporate blogs.

Roman has a bachelor of science degree in organizational management from Roberts Wesleyan College and an associate of applied science degree in business management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Bonadio ranked 40th by Accounting Today

The Bonadio Group has been ranked 40th on Accounting Today’s 2018 list of Top 100 firms.

Bonadio’s revenue grew at a rate of 8.97 percent, higher than the average industry growth rate of 6.33 percent.

Personnel growth of 10.21 at Bonadio also outpaced the industry average of 7.70 percent.

Bonadio entered the Top 100 in 2007, when the company ranked 99th.

In addition to the Top 100 ranking, Bonadio is on the list of 2018 regional leaders — ranking 10th in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

“Our strategic, focused teams reflect our close-knit culture and commitment to excellence. The steady and strategic growth in this category of firms with more than $100 million in revenue marks a milestone for our organization,” CEO Thomas Bonadio said in a news release.

Bonadio has 10 offices and more than 16,000 clients in New York state.