Mary Beth Ballantine Burgess
Location: Concord, NC
Burgess Insurance & Financial Services Inc. bases its corporate culture on three pillars: work-life balance, community care and systematic growth. For employees, these pillars have led to benefits that drive a successful culture. Among them is the mandate that no one is to work more than 39 hours each week, including salaried employees. To further promote a balanced life, the company allows children, whom it calls “future agents,” in the office and at team gatherings. In addition, the company has an open-book policy that allows employees to keep track of their personal impact. Burgess is also dedicated to its community. For example, each employee is required to choose a nonprofit, and Mary Beth Ballantine Burgess donates to it on the employee’s behalf.
“The family that gives together and plays together, stays together. My firm uses community service and volunteerism to provide clients and community partners with a sense of our integrity and values.”