Cavaliers Recognized as One of the Best Workplaces in Northeast Ohio

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CLEVELAND, OH - September 16, 2010 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have been selected as a recipient of the 2010 NorthCoast 99 Award which is given each year to 99 companies across northeast Ohio for their ability to create and maintain great workplaces. The award is presented by the Employers Resource Council, Ohio’s leading and largest professional organization dedicated to HR practices, programs and services.

The Cavaliers organization, which includes the Lake Erie Monsters and Quicken Loans Arena, was recognized for the strong culture of employee development and success, as well as their unique and productive office environment and employee perks.

“We are very proud to be named to the NorthCoast99 and thank the selection committee for this special recognition,” said Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena President, Len Komoroski.

“From day one, Dan Gilbert has inspired, encouraged and supported a great work environment and model for success. The foundation of our success is our passionate fan-base and our unique workplace culture that motivates progressive and creative thinking. Staying true and focused to who we are and simply doing the right things, both big and small, while providing a fun and cool place to work, allows each of our off-court team members to contribute every day and flourish,” said Komoroski.

The Cavaliers, along with all of the recipients were recognized at the 2010 NorthCoast 99 Awards held on Tuesday September 14th at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake, Ohio. In addition, Inside Business Magazine, the main sponsor of the award, selected the Cavaliers to be one of the featured companies in its September 2010 issue that is dedicated to the NorthCoast99 winners.

The Cavaliers organization received the Crain’s Cleveland Business “Cool Places to Work” award in 2008. Additional honors include a 2009 Smart Business World Class Customer Service Award, and for both 2008 and 2009, Sports Business Journal named the Cleveland Cavaliers one of the top five professional sports teams in all of sports. The Cavaliers were the only team named both years. Dan Gilbert’s Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online lender and fifth-largest retail mortgage lender overall, has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” the last seven years including 2010. Quicken Loans has also been named in the top 15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places To Work In Technology” for six years in a row.