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Kim Butler
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Partners for Prosperity, Inc.

City:Mt. Enterprise

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I have 20+ years of handling alternative investments in cash, growth and income for clients nationwide.  I strive to help my clients with all things financial in every way possible over the phone and the web.  I own an alpaca farm which I enjoy working during my downtime.  I also enjoy gardening, writing and reading books.  I also train other advisors on Prosperity Economics.

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Google Tops 2013 List of Best Companies to Work For

Search-engine giant Google is No. 1 rankings for the best U.S. companies to work for in 2013. What other companies are on the top-10 list?

| BY Adriana Reyneri

Google tops the Fortune Magazine list of the 100 best U.S. companies to work for in 2013, achieving the No. 1 spot for the fourth time in the company’s history. What other companies rank in the top 10?

The rankings – co- produced by Fortune in partnership with the Great Place to Work Institute  - are based on an extensive employee survey of company pay, benefits and culture.  Any company that’s been in business for five years or more and employs more than 1,000 Americans is eligible for consideration.

Google – Also No. 1 in 2012 rankings – gave employees 100,000 hours in subsidized massages last year, and in 2013 is adding three wellness centers and a seven-acre sports complex complete with hockey rink, basketball, bocce, shuffle ball and horseshoe pits. Here’s a look at Fortune’s other top-10 best companies to work for:

·         SAS: The privately held data analytics firm rose from third place in 2012 to second place this year. Known for its creative culture, the company is introducing an organic farm this year to supply its four cafeterias.

·         CHG Healthcare Services: The medical staffing firm rose from 9 last year to the No. 3 spot in 2013. Sales teams that meet company goals receive extra paid time off. This year, the company is creating two on-site health centers.

·         The Boston Consulting Group: The management consulting firm, No. 2 last year, now ranks fourth. To maintain a healthy work-life balance, the company issues red flags to employees working excessive hours. A newly hired consultant has the option to delay his or her start date by six months to volunteer at a nonprofit in exchange for a $10,000 stipend.

·         Wegmans Food Markets: The Northeastern grocery chain fell from fourth last year to fifth in the 2013 rankings. The Wegmans culture allows employees to reward one another with gift cards for good service.

·         Net App: The data storage company holds the No. 6 spot for the second consecutive year. Vice chairman Tom Mendoza calls 10 to 20 employees every day who are “caught” doing something right.

·         Hilcorp Energy Company:  The oil and gas company has made the Fortune best companies list for the first time. The company promises rewards for employees who meet targets and once gave 400 employees $50,000 toward a new car.

·         Edward Jones: The privately held securities firm, which fell from fifth last year to eighth in 2013, sponsors regional gatherings for ice skating, fishing tournaments and other activities.

·         Ultimate Software: The people-management software company jumped from 25th last year to ninth in 2013. Among other perks – that include a free vacation every two years - the company covers 100 percent of health care premiums for its employees and their dependents.

·         Camden Property Trust: In seventh place last year, the apartment-manager company rounds out the 2013 top-10 list. Benefits include a 401(k) match of at least 50 percent for up to 7 percent of pay.