8x inc. 5000 award
4x best workplaces award fortune
3x top company cultures award entrepreneur
3x fastest-growing franchises entrepreneur award

Recognized for Growth

Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America*

Fastest-Growing Franchises*

Top New Franchises*

Top 200+ Fastest-Growing Franchises*
Franchise Times

NC Mid-Market Fast 40*
Business North Carolina

Top Private Companies*
Business North Carolina

Recognized for Culture

Top Company Cultures*

Top New Franchise*

Top Low Cost Franchise

Best Workplaces*

100 Best Medium Workplaces*

100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility

100 Best Workplaces for Women*

50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Grads

Best Places to Work

Best Places to Work*

Top Franchises for Women*
Franchise Business Review

Top Franchises for Second Careers
Franchise Business Review

Top Franchises for Veterans*
Franchise Business Review

Top Innovative Franchises*
Franchise Business Review

Top Multi-Unit Franchises*
Franchise Business Review

Top Low-Cost Franchises*
Franchise Business Review

Best Franchise for Culture
Franchise Business Review

Top Franchise Leader
Franchise Business Review

Franchisee Rockstar*
Franchise Business Review

Franchisee Satisfaction*
Franchise Business Review

Association for Talent Development

The Nation’s Best & Brightest in Wellness*
Best & Brightest

Best Employers NC*
Business North Carolina

Top Entry-Level Employer*

Top Intern Employers*

Employee Engagement Project of the Year
Employee Engagement Awards

Great Place to Work-Certified*
Great Place to Work

101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For*
National Best & Brightest

When Work Works*

Best House Organ (Internal Publication)
The Stevie Awards

Employer of the Year – Media & Entertainment
The Stevie Awards

*N2 has earned this award more than once

Recognized for Quality

Award of Excellence in Magazines, Journals & Tabloids
Apex Design Awards

Consumer Magazines (Platinum Winner)
MarCom Awards

Print Ads (Gold Winner)
MarCom Awards

Logo Design
Graphic Design USA

Conference Branding
Graphic Design USA

Poster Design
Graphic Design USA

Magazine Advertising*
MUSE Creative Awards

Featured In

Based on never-before-shared insights from more than 1,000 organizations and millions of employees, this insightful book reveals the ten essential culture qualities that can help any organization prepare for, and thrive in a constantly changing future.

This book examines the practices of twenty-one companies that put the interests and needs of employees first. The companies featured in this book see it as their mission to offer people a better, more fulfilling life for themselves, and assist with that holistic journey by providing the organizational elements people need to reach their potential.

Harvard Business Review

In this Harvard Business Review article, author Micahel O’Malley shared what the “best companies to work for” do differently – including insight from N2!


In this Forbes article about “kinder” workplaces, N2 CEO Duane Hixon shared about our marriage stipend – a unique perk for full-time team members.

NBC News

N2 CEO Duane Hixon was quoted in this NBC News article on how (and why) to talk about mental health issues at work.


N2 was featured in the Entrepreneur article “The 15 Best Company Cultures in America Share Their Secrets.”


Rebecca Hixon, co-founder of N2GIVES, shares the story behind N2’s giving program with local magazine WILMA.

Inside Philanthropy

N2 was featured in Inside Philanthropy for our annual effort to help nonprofits fight human trafficking. The article is titled “Who’s the New Funder on the Anti-Trafficking Scene?”


When we rebranded our flagship product from N2 Publishing to Stroll, Axios partnered with us to break the news in a big way.


One of dozens of examples of regional coverage sharing the news of our rebranding from N2 Publishing to Stroll.