The 15th annual Best Places to Work Celebration recognized the top companies and nonprofits for cultivating great workplaces. The evening event was held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Guests were greeted by a curtained entrance with red carpet, and many arrived in their best James Bond attire, whether it was sparkling, floor-length gowns, James Bond-esque suits and even one Odd Job-style hat. The music from the band Mango Season featured songs like “Goldfinger,” “Live and Let Die” and other Bond film classics. Making the grade to be a Best Place to Work is not easy. In 2019, only 70 companies and nonprofits in Hawaii made the list. Best Companies Group rigorously vets the companies through a two-step process: a confidential survey of employees and an extensive questionnaire filled out by HR.