For the eleventh consecutive year, STI was selected as one of the best places to work in the North Bay. According to the North Bay Business Journal
, which sponsored the competition, winners were selected according to their employee survey score and other factors, including participation rates and balance of responses from management and non-management employees. Scores were based on an anonymous online survey completed by employees of nominated companies as well as company-provided information regarding topics such as diversity, benefits, family-friendly workplace, and community involvement.
STI was honored along with other winners at a gala awards reception in September at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa, CA.