CULTURE

What do a former military intelligence operative, a meteorologist and a quantitative analyst have in common?

They’re just a few of the self-professed “accountability freaks” on AKQURACY’s diverse staff. By counting on non-traditional advertising talent, the team is able to deliver fresh insights and incredible, measurable bottom line results for its clients.

How does a company attract such experienced talent? Be generous. Very generous.

AKQURACY covers 100% of medical, dental and disability coverage for employees and their families. Plus, 10% of 401(k) contributions are matched—and employees are fully vested from their first day of employment. In addition, flex time is embraced and encouraged when employees transition back to work from a maternity leave, surgery or other absence.

Enviable competitive advantages for any employer. Mind-boggling for a small business with just 9 employees.

A better business environment is better for the environment.

Our work matters. And where we work matters. That’s why AKQURACY founder Scott Petinga is developing a cutting-edge building in downtown Minneapolis, one with a decidedly different philosophy behind it.

The office space within the 18,500-square foot structure will be predominately owner-occupied, serving as a new workspace for AKQURACY’s expanding operations. In addition, a portion of the first floor will be dedicated to nurturing small businesses, offering the resources, inspiration and connections they need to grow.

By curating intuitive office spaces fitted with technological and human resources, we hope to facilitate partnerships within a collective of like-minded people. The first floor will also house a café focused on local, sustainable and organic ingredients, with plenty of outdoor seating.

At the heart of the development are these simple truths: we care about people. We care about our community. We care about our environment. And we care about the future.

That’s why we’re building toward LEED Platinum certification. By conserving energy and water, reducing waste and emissions, creating a safer workspace, and solving traditional problems in non-traditional ways, we plan to make a difference right now, and forever.

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