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EPIC Honored as 'Best Place to Work' for 4th Consecutive Year

People-first culture brings accolades to EPIC - company is the sole full service insurance broker honoree for 2011

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Silicon Valley Business Journal

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized again as a "Best Place to Work in the Bay Area" by both the San Francisco Business Times and the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal. EPIC has been similarly honored through a survey of their Bay Area team members each year since the company was founded in 2007.

"Receiving this recognition is very exciting because it highlights the passion, energy and enthusiasm of our people," said Mary Smith, director of human resources for EPIC. "We feel strongly that happy, engaged, productive team members, who are challenged by and enjoy their work, will deliver the superior level of client service excellence EPIC is committed to providing. We believe this is a significant reason for the rapid growth of our company and the satisfaction and loyalty of our clients. It is clearly a primary driver of our success."

The confidential survey was administered online by Quantum Workplace and included questions that gauged how happy employees are with their work culture, management practices, benefits and overall compensation. This year, employees at 301 companies operating in 12 counties around the Bay Area were surveyed. Of this total, only 125 companies received "Best Places to Work" recognition.

"Though we are pleased and proud to receive this recognition, surveys like this help us to better understand how we're doing in building a world-class, 'people-first' culture that is unique in our industry," notes Dan R. Francis, EPIC co-founder and CEO. This award is an affirmation that our people value the vision set forth at EPIC, of creating a 'work life balance' and helping each other achieve excellence every day."

About EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center):

Founded in 2007, EPIC is a new and innovative California-based retail property and casualty, and employee benefits insurance brokerage firm. The company provides a unique equity ownership opportunity and has created a values-based culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

The fastest growing brokerage in the state, EPIC now has nearly 300 team members operating from eight offices across California (Los Angeles, Orange, Irvine, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon) and in Baltimore, MD.

With nearly $60 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 50 retail insurance brokers in the United States and is the 5th largest privately-held broker in California. For more information please visit www.edgewoodins.com .

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