Reflections On: Our Culture

As a peo­ple-first orga­ni­za­tion, we embrace each per­son on our team – and each per­son we work with – as an indi­vid­ual. We also believe our sum is greater than our parts. Here at Bell­mont Part­ners, we strive to help each per­son real­ize their poten­tial while pool­ing our skills, expe­ri­ence and quirks to cre­ate a cul­ture we’re proud of. Ear­li­er this month, our efforts were rec­og­nized as we were named an Inc. Best Work­place for the fourth time. We are grate­ful for the team that brings our agency and work to life, and to all the clients and part­ners who have trust­ed and sup­port­ed us along the way.

We recent­ly reflect­ed on four aspects of the first 25+ years of Bell­mont Part­ners – our cul­ture, his­to­ry, work and com­mu­ni­ty – and cap­tured these thoughts on video. Below is the first of this series. Thanks for being part of our sto­ry – we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing the journey.

“When we start­ed Bell­mont Part­ners it was real­ly, real­ly impor­tant for us to chart a path that would allow us to cre­ate a place where peo­ple could do their best work and also have work-life bal­ance,” said Bri­an Bell­mont, founder and pres­i­dent. “We want­ed to build a peo­ple-cen­tric orga­ni­za­tion, and I think we’ve succeeded.”

Root­ed in five core val­ues – col­lab­o­ra­tion, con­nec­tion, invest­ment, flex­i­bil­i­ty and trans­paren­cy – we enact each val­ue not only in work with clients, but in agency struc­ture and sup­port for each team member.

“We’ve always had a peo­ple-first cul­ture at Bell­mont Part­ners,” said Jen Bell­mont, own­er and head of finance. “It’s super impor­tant to us to make sure our team feels sup­port­ed in every­thing that they’re doing, and they in turn take that same [sup­port] and apply it to what they’re work­ing on on behalf of their clients.”

In wins, loss­es, learn­ings and growth, Bell­mont Part­ners approach­es our work as a team.

“We real­ly want to see each oth­er be suc­cess­ful in life and at work,” said Sara Gras­mon, account supervisor.

Over­whelm­ing­ly, Bell­mont Part­ners team mem­bers agree.

Johan­na Hol­ub, account super­vi­sor, described how Bell­mont Part­ners sets itself apart in its gen­uine care for its employ­ees, say­ing, “We are encour­aged to bring our whole selves to work. We see every­one first and fore­most as their own person.”

For many team mem­bers, this looks like get­ting sup­port and flex­i­bil­i­ty around tak­ing care of health needs for them­selves or fam­i­ly mem­bers. For oth­ers, this looks like trust and flex­i­bil­i­ty around work­ing from home, a cof­fee shop or the office.

Direc­tor and 10-year team mem­ber Hye­di Nel­son sum­ma­rizes the Bell­mont Part­ners cul­ture con­cise­ly, shar­ing, “With­out try­ing too hard, we check all those box­es nat­u­ral­ly. Whether a best place to work for some­one means hav­ing cool perks like a flex­i­ble work sched­ule, we check that box. Work­ing with great clients? We check that box. But the base­line of it all is that we respect each other.”

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