Dover, DE – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) (Chesapeake Utilities) announced that the Company has been recognized as a Top Workplace for the sixth consecutive year in 2017. This honor is based entirely on feedback from Chesapeake Utilities’ employees, who were surveyed by Energage, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace engagement, formerly known as Workplace Dynamics. In Delaware, Energage partners with The News Journal to publish the survey results.

To measure organizational health and workplace engagement, Energage administers anonymous employee surveys to identify top-ranking organizations. The survey measures how well companies set a clear direction for the future, create a culture of high performance and foster strong connections with and among their employees.

According to the survey results, nine out of ten Chesapeake employees surveyed said they would “highly recommend” working for the Company. They highlighted the Company’s strong values and ethics, confidence in the direction of the Company, feeling a part of something meaningful, and genuine appreciation of employee efforts. Survey responses included comments about the positive work environment, the family-like atmosphere, and the opportunity to volunteer for community organizations during work hours.

“Our employees’ shared values drive our strategy and their commitment is key to our success,” said Michael P. McMasters, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. “We are fortunate to have a team that strives to reach new heights and cares about one another, our customers and the communities we serve. We continue to invest in our people through training and programs that reinforce our shared values.”

“Our employees feel empowered to make a difference,” said Elaine B. Bittner, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development. “This is what drives us to find creative solutions to meet the needs of our customers and communities and allows us to achieve powerful strategic growth.”

To thank the community for its ongoing support of Chesapeake Utilities and its employees, free coffee will be available at participating locations throughout Delmarva from October 16 until October 22. There are 15 participating locations throughout Delaware and Maryland. Coffee shop locations can be found on

About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission, gathering and processing, and marketing; electricity generation and distribution; propane gas distribution; and other businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s businesses is available at

About Energage
Headquartered in Exton, PA, Energage “formerly known as Workplace Dynamics” specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces(tm) campaign — a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Energage also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. Energage is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

Please note that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is not affiliated with Chesapeake Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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For more information, contact:
Elaine B. Bittner
Sr. Vice President, Strategic Development
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
[email protected]

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