Company-paid health insurance. 401k match. Competitive salary. Ping pong. Tuition assistance. The occasional loaf of banana bread. With benefits and perks like these, it’s no surprise Clickstop has been voted one of the Coolest Places to Work by the Corridor Business Journal for the third year in a row.
Clickstop is an online merchant headquartered in Urbana (25 minutes north of Cedar Rapids in eastern Iowa) that operates websites in several specialty categories, including moving supplies and building products. There’s no doubt Clickstop works hard – they’ve been growing for years, after all – but they play hard, too. Said CEO Tim Guenther, “This award is especially meaningful to us because it’s based on honest responses from our employees. We want our employees to work hard, but we also want them to be happy.”
And soon, even more employees will have the opportunity to be happy at Clickstop. That’s because they recently announced a $6 million expansion (including 50,000 square feet of new building space) that will be completed by August 2016 and add 100 new jobs by 2018. This is an addition that won’t only benefit Clickstop – it will also benefit the economies of Urbana and Benton County.
It’s not unusual for Iowa businesses to see this kind of growth. That’s because our business climate provides all kinds of companies – from those in advanced manufacturing to financial services – just the right mix of low costs and business assistance to help them thrive.
It’s like Guenther said, “We’re excited to see what the future holds.”
So are we, Clickstop. So are we.