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  • Writer's picturePhillip Wade

Season of Thanks 2022: We made the list again!

Updated: Nov 22, 2022

During this time of year, we celebrate the cooler weather and focus on what we are grateful for— family, friends, health, our communities, and YOU.

Gratitude. It is an essential and symbolic word for all that it stands for. And while we are grateful to our colleagues, teammates, friends, and families year-round, the holidays always ground us.

There is also a very special validation of employee culture and trust at this time of the year. We are thrilled to announce that ELM Resources has been recognized as a Great Place To Work® certified company for the 7th year in a row!

We are incredibly honored! As GPTW puts it, "This is a badge of honor that validates the employee experience you've created for your people and the great workplace culture you've built. It can help you recruit new employees, retain existing ones, open partnership opportunities and more."

This outstanding honor is the direct result of our team members' ratings within our annual survey through the Great Place to Work® Institute.

ELM has been pioneering ways to help Colleges and Universities become more efficient while connecting them with Loan Providers across the country. We strive to stay on top of this intricate industry by having solid ethics, amazing co-workers, and a combined goal. Today, 98% of our employees agree that this is a great place to work!

We have five essential Company values we strive to achieve every day:


Strive to provide exceptional products, service, and experience. Good isn't good enough. Our focus is on the exceptional.


Communicate openly. Participate freely by sharing your unique skills, experience, and perspective. Collaborate often to achieve the best collective result.


Pursue growth, both for the company and individually. As a team, we focus on enhancing our products, service, and community.


Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and respect for others. Have accountability, empathy, trust, and fairness.


Cultivate an environment that is positive, engaging, and rewarding.


We nurture and enhance our culture daily because our exceptional team members are vital to everything we do. We believe in providing an engaging, challenging, collaborative, rewarding, and fun environment. By doing so, our team members have the support they need to thrive in their roles, express their creativity and ideas, contribute in new and exciting ways, and enjoy their work and those they work with.

"The culture of ELM from the top-down is amazing."- anonymous

"You are continually learning and growing and you get to work with a lot of really amazing people throughout the organization." - anonymous

"I look forward to getting up and going to work everyday. It doesn't feel like just a job, but rather a family trying to achieve a common goal with unlimited potential."- anonymous

"ELM is a team that strives to be the best on every level. Team members are supported, given opportunities to learn, and rewarded for their efforts." - anonymous

So, THANK YOU to each member of our spectacular team. YOU are what makes ELM successful!

Phillip Wade


We will highlight several other things we are thankful for in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World's Best list published annually in Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All™. To learn more, visit

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