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Published July 27, 2005

BEST WORKPLACES FOR COMMUTERS



Hacienda Business Park and The Best Workplaces for Commuters℠ team have great news for your company. Because your business resides in Hacienda, you are pre-qualifed to receive the national designation as one of the 2005 Bay Area Best Workplaces for Commuters℠. Just like FORTUNE magazine’s list of Best Places to Work, the Best Workplaces for Commuters℠ list tells everyone your company is at the forefront of corporate best practices.

Simple One-Step Registration
There are no fees to register and no costs to employers to be recognized on the list. All you need to do to make your participation official is to signal your interest by completing the online form at: www.hacienda.org/resources/resources_transportation_bwfc.html. Companies recognized on the list in previous years are automatically renewed for the 2005 Bay Area list and do not need to enroll again.

Participants Reap Rich Rewards
Companies recognized as Best Workplaces for Commuters℠ are featured in media promotion locally and across the nation. An overview of recent national coast to coast media coverage is available at www.bwc.gov/media/index.htm and prior Bay Area coverage is summarized online at www.bwc.gov/campaign/sanfran.htm. This page will also tell you which employers were recognized. Beyond media exposure, employers on the list also obtain the ability to brand themselves using the list’s distinctive logo as well as the opportunity to receive free access to training, commute alternative program assistance, web-based tools and networking.

Qualifications
Hacienda believes that commute alternatives are essential to meeting the needs of today’s workforce and has formed one of the finest programs available for all businesses within the park. This means that, simply by being a business in the park, your organization can automatically provide your employees the best in commute choices including: free use of transit, rideshare resources, an emergency ride home, and a comprehensive library of commute information.

Get Recognized for What You Already Do
Get the recognition you deserve. Giving employees access to programs that provide commuting benefits demonstrates true leadership. Through the Best Workplaces for Commuters℠ program employers distinguish themselves as having met a national standard of excellence in the provision of commuting benefits. If you are interested in being recognized as such a leader, consider this important opportunity.

Additional Information
A program representative will contact you directly upon completion of the online form found at:  www.hacienda.org/resources/resources_transportation_bwfc.html. Additional information is also available through the contacts provided below.

Contact Information
Rebecca Ferro
ERG
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, Virginia 22201
(703) 841-1705  phone     (703) 841-1440  fax     rebecca.ferro@erg.com  e-mail     www.erg.com   WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California 94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW