The Puget Sound Business Journal announced during an awards banquet at Safeco Field that Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Corporation (Pinnacle) is ranked as a best workplace in the state of Washington. Pinnacle, the parent company to Absolute Mortgage, and its’ employees are very proud to be a part of this honor; Washington’s Best Workplaces 2013. This is the first year Pinnacle has been ranked as a Washington’s Best Workplace. Over 37,000 employees from 334 different companies were surveyed on company-wide communication, training and education, responsibility and decision making, performance standards, rewards and recognition, benefits, leadership of executives, work environment, hiring and retention, corporate culture and company importance to employees. “It’s a great honor to be recognized as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces for the Puget Sound area,” Regional Sales Manager Craig Davis said, “We strive for a positive and genuine culture that supports our employees and customers every day.” He continues on to say, “This is the foundation we stand on; everything else follows. Thank you to all that contribute to Pinnacle’s success as a Best Workplace!” Puget Sound Business Journal contracted Quantum Workplaces, an Omaha-based company, to administer, track and analyze the survey composed of comprehensive and open-ended inquiries. Each company had to fulfill several participation requirements to be considered as a finalist. Only finalists were invited to participate in the employee surveys. Upon the survey deadline, the responses were tabulated and a raw score was given. The rank is a result of the raw score. This contest was free to enter and open to the public. Ranking information remained private until the event.