Economic Development and Human Resources

West Michigan shines on national ‘Best and Brightest’ list

December 31, 2015
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Life EMS Ambulance is regularly listed as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. Photo via

A total of 100 Michigan companies made the national “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” list this year, with many of them hailing from West Michigan.

The annual list recognizes companies from across the country based on several factors, including compensation, benefits and employee solutions, employee enrichment, engagement and retention, employee education and development, recruitment, selection and orientation, employee achievement and recognition, communication and shared vision, diversity and inclusion, and work-life balance.

More than 1,000 companies were considered in 2015, with 309 of them ultimately being recognized on the list.

The full list of winners will be included in the January issue of Corp! Magazine.

The National Association for Business Resources, which is located in Warren, coordinates selections for the list, which has been put out for the past 20 years. The organization also honors the “West Michigan 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” each year.

NABR works with an independent research firm to review applicants.

“Nationally recognized award recipients keep innovative human resource initiatives at the forefront of their company culture and make it a priority to consider their workforce as an essential aspect in their company success,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president.

Mark Meijer, president and founder of Life EMS Ambulance, which made the list for the third consecutive year, said his company’s team of front line medics, fleet mechanics, customer service representatives and others are what “makes Life EMS Ambulance a great place to grow and thrive in their careers.”

“We are very proud of the positive work environment and respectful culture we provide at Life EMS Ambulance for our 450-plus full- and part-time associates,” he said.

West Michigan honorees

Acoustics by Design

Allied Business Services

Andy J. Egan Co.

Applied Imaging


Bell’s Brewery

Blackford Capital

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Buist Electric

Butterball Farms

Comfort Research

Consumers Credit Union

Crown Motors

CSM Group

Elzinga and Volkers Construction Professionals


Grand Rapids Label Company

Great Lakes Caring

Greenleaf Hospitality Group

Greenleaf Trust

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Holland Hospital

Hooker DeJong

HUMANeX Ventures

Lake Michigan Credit Union

Life EMS Ambulance

Michigan Office Solutions


OMNI Community Credit Union

Open Systems Technologies

Orthopedic Associates of Michigan

Regal Financial Group LLC

Rockford Construction Company

Schupan & Sons Inc.

SecurAlarm Systems Inc.

Service Express Inc.

Southwest Michigan First

Spartan Nash

The Service Professor

Tower Pinkster

Triangle Associates Inc.

Trillium Staffing

Willis Law


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