The Biltmore Company was named one of the 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work in the Nation. The award was among 437 bestowed by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) this year. The NABR networks with businesses, through research and programming, to foster best practices in human resources. For the Best and Brightest competition, employees from about 2,000 businesses answered questions on topics like corporate culture, benefits programs, and opportunities for personal growth. The businesses were then scored in categories including diversity, communication, employee education, work-life balance, recognition, and retention; and compared to similar-sized businesses. The NABR looks for a combination of innovation and intentionality in companies. Standout features of the Biltmore Company included scholarships for employees’ children, corporate gifting in the community, and in-house green teams to promote sustainable stewardship. Biltmore’s Vice President of Human Resources Vicki Banks says the company honors founder George Vanderbilt’s quest for knowledge and excellence and commitment to lifelong learning by integrating those drivers into its corporate culture.