GBX Group LLC is a 2023 NorthCoast 99 Award Winner
GBX Group
September 5, 2023
NorthCoast 99 ERC

GBX GROUP has been named a 2023 NorthCoast 99 award winner by ERC. The NorthCoast 99 award honors 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. This is the third consecutive year that GBX has received the prestigious NorthCoast 99 award.

This repeated recognition gives the people operations team at GBX the added confidence that we are staying on top of what today’s career seekers are looking for in an organization from many perspectives, said Chelsea Oddis, GBX’s, People Operations Specialist.

NorthCoast 99 winners participated in a rigorous application process that requested detailed information on how their organization addresses top-performer attraction, development, and retention in the areas of organizational strategy, policies, and benefits; talent attraction, acquisition, and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and talent development; total rewards; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Drew Sparacia, GBX’s Founder and CEO, commented, “Since being recognized by ERC last year at this time, we have added 11 new team members, representing staff growth of 15%. A key component to this growth is the insights we gain from the NorthCoast 99 evaluation process that allows us to measure our organization’s attractiveness with other leading organizations.

“It has been incredible to see the evolution of top workplaces over the last 25 years through the NorthCoast 99 program. While much has changed since the program’s founding in 1999, prioritizing the employee experience has remained a common theme among winning organizations. Year after year, the winners have developed innovative policies and offered exceptional benefits to attract, engage, and retain talented workers. We look forward to recognizing this year’s winners and sharing their success stories,” said ERC President Kelly Keefe.

The 2023 NorthCoast 99 awards program is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cleveland Magazine, ERChealth, Fifth Third Bank, Maloney + Novotny; Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, Oswald Companies, Staffing Solutions Enterprises, and The Standard.


Philip Winton
Vice President of Strategic Messaging