Big Bass Lake Community Association, Inc. Wins Three Silver acknowledgments in 13th annual Best in Biz Awards

Big Bass Lake Community Association, Inc. has been named a Silver winner in Crisis Response of the Year, Crisis Management Department of the Year, and Crisis Management Executive of the Year in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

Big Bass Lake Community Association, Inc. (BBLCA) is a not-for- profit Association in the State of Pennsylvania, nestled in the Pocono Mountains. For 52 years it has been a destination for multi- generational families, city dwellers needing respite, and international visitors looking to experience some of the most incredible fall foliage one could ever see.

The 13th annual program saw intense competition among more than 600 entries from public and private companies, representing all industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada and ranging from some of the most iconic global brands to the most innovative start-ups and beloved local companies. This year’s judges highlighted the winning companies’ breadth and depth of innovation, their novel approaches to employing new technologies, impressive workplace benefits and employee diversity and inclusion programs, as well as continued community involvement and critical investments in environment and corporate social responsibility programs.

“The recognition from the esteemed independent Judging Panel of 2023 humbles us beyond words. Our Board of Directors, Committee & Community Volunteers, Members, Staff, and Business Partners have worked tirelessly the past 18 months to bring the most genuine and memorable experiences to our stakeholders who live and play in the Poconos – #bigbasslake” said Neil Bresnahan, General Manager & Chief Operating Officer.

Since the program’s inception in 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined by independent judging panels assembled each year from some of the most respected national and local newspapers, TV and radio outlets, and business, consumer, technology, and trade publications in North America. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise and experience of the

editors and reporters serving as judges and the impressive diversity of outlets they represent, Best in Biz Awards judging panels are uniquely suited to objectively determine the best of the best from among the hundreds of competitive entries. The 2023 judging panel included, among others, writers and contributors to Ad Age, Computerworld, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Portland Tribune, and Washington Post.

“As in years past, determining winners in some categories was a matter of selecting the very

best from among the very good and came down to the smallest details,” said Best in Biz Awards staff. “Each year, the judges are impressed by the innovations, growth, and change emanating from the winning companies and permeating across layers of society, from their employees through clients to local and global communities.”

Best in Biz Awards 2022 honors were conferred in 100 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, Marketing Executive, Most Innovative Service, Enterprise Product, Best New Product, App, CSR Program, Environmental Program, Website and Film/Video of the Year. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2022, visit:

Big Bass Lake Community Association, Inc. Earns 2023 Great Place to Work Certification

Big Bass Lake Community Association, Inc. (BBLCA) is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place To Work® for the first time. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at BBLCA. This year, 90% of employees responded, saying it’s a Great Place To Work.

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.

“Great Place To Work Certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, the Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place To Work. She emphasizes that Certification is the sole official recognition earned by the real-time feedback of employees regarding their company culture. “By successfully earning this recognition, it is evident that BBLCA stands out as one of the top companies to work for, providing a great workplace environment for its employees.”

We are thrilled to become Great Place To Work-Certified™ as we consider employee experience a top priority every day,” said General Manager & Chief Operating Officer Neil Bresnahan. “We owe our continued success to our team of dedicated employees at BBLCA. We celebrate and thank them for all they do to earn this incredible recognition.”

According to Great Place To Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion.