Achievers Recaps 8th Annual ACE Event

Clients and Prospects Gained Value Through Networking; Attendees Exchanged Ideas with HR Thought Leaders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and TORONTO, ON – (Nov 6, 2017) – Achievers, an industry leading provider of employee recognition and engagement solutions, shared details of its recent Achievers Customer Experience (ACE) event, which was held September 11-13, 2017 in New Orleans. Attendees included Achievers clients, prospective customers, industry analysts, influencers and decision makers from some of the world’s most recognizable brands.

Day 1 of the conference included the announcement of the 2017 Top Category Winners for Achievers’ 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards as well as Achievers Listen, an innovative suite of employee engagement tools. Conference presenters included Debbie Arnold, vice president of Human Resource Operations for CHRISTUS Health, who explained how the implementation of their Achievers employee success platform had a large impact on their business objectives, including a significant increase in recognitions given and leadership engagement, and a substantial decrease in their turnover rate. Meijer, Inc.’s President and CEO, Rick Keyes, and Recognition and Engagement Manager, Randi Roehling, discussed the organization’s focus on employee engagement and shared that the company has seen more than 3 million recognitions since launching a year ago.

When Achievers Vice President of Product, Egan Cheung, took the stage to describe Achievers Listen, attendees literally took notes. The audience reacted positively to the news of how Achievers Listen empowers employees to give continuous feedback on what’s working well and what needs to be improved, while also providing managers with recommended actions based on the unique values and culture of their teams.

Keynote speakers included teen activist and blogger Hannah Alper; Cary Lohrenz, a well-known author and leader who became the first female fighter pilot in the US Navy; and David Novak, author and former CEO of YUM Brands. ACE attendees were also treated to a New Orleans tradition: a second line parade and lively march down Bourbon Street with a jazz band, culminating in a memorable evening at B.B. King’s Blues Club.

ACE 2018 will be held in Toronto. Information about the event and the Most Engaged Workplaces Awards will be available in the coming weeks.

About Achievers
The Achievers Employee Recognition and Rewards solution provides companies with a robust foundation for their employee engagement initiatives by enabling both social and rewards-based recognition. Designed for today’s workplace, Achievers’ innovative cloud-based platform can increase employee engagement and drive business success. It empowers employees to recognize and reward each other in real time and aligns employees with company values and goals. Delivering millions of recognitions annually, the Achievers platform inspires employee loyalty, engagement and performance. Visit us at and Engage Blog. Achievers is a subsidiary of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., and is headquartered in Toronto and San Francisco.

About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and incentive programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries. For more information, please visit,, or our product websites,,, and


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