(Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, December 12, 2022) – Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) announced its 15th Annual Top Workplaces Awards. With it, CEO Fadi Cheikha of US Alliance Group, Inc (USAG), parent company to Electronic Cash Systems (ECS), was honored with an Award of Excellence in Small Business Leadership.

Ranking 6th of 86 small businesses recognized, Cheikha is honored to accept and explains, “it is my proudest achievement to be recognized by my employees in an anonymous survey. It shows all my efforts to lead by example and provide a company that is a second family to my employees has paid off. It’s made a true impression on my team.”

The Orange County Business Journal is committed to shining a spotlight on the local people and businesses that strengthen our community. For 15 years, the OCBJ has partnered with Energage to determine Orange County’s Top Workplaces.

This year, 169 local businesses and organizations were recognized as best-in-class places to work. This includes small businesses with 35-99 employees, mid-sized businesses with 100 to 499 employees, and large-scale companies with over 500 employees.

Thousands of innovative business leaders, passionate entrepreneurs, and world-class companies call Orange County, CA home. These organizations operate with a clear mission, strong leadership, and vision for success. They also genuinely care about their employees, and in turn, their employees care about the well-being of our Orange County communities and neighbors.