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Association names 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
Organizations across West Michigan are being recognized today for their best practices in human resources.
The Michigan Business & Professional Association revealed West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.
The winning organizations from this year's competition will be honored by the association at its annual symposium, starting at 7:30 a.m., May 8, at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville.
The award competition gives organizations an opportunity to gain recognition in the region for their best practices in HR and as an ideal workplace for employees.
The association said the winning organizations excel in practicing “innovative strategies." They represent a range of industries, such as automotive, construction, nonprofit and health care.
The organizations were evaluated by IIT’s Center for Research and Service, an independent research firm, on several key HR criteria: compensation, benefits, employee solutions, employee enrichment, engagement, retention, diversity and inclusion.
“The honorees have clearly demonstrated why each of them would be an ideal place for employees to work,” said Jennifer Kluge, president of the Michigan Business & Professional Association. “The companies that we are recognizing this year are an example of exceptional human resource practices and represent high standards in today’s economic climate.”
The 101 winning companies will also compete for 11 Elite awards and the Best of the Best Overall award for the organization that excelled across the board.
Based in Warren, the statewide association offers programs and community initiatives that impact more than 150,000 businesses.
West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, 2014
a.j. Veneklasen, Inc.
American Axle Manufacturing
Acoustics By Design, Inc.
Allied Business Services, Inc.
AmeriFirst Home Mortgage
Andy J. Egan Company
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Baker Holtz, CPAs and Advisors
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
BDO USA, LLP
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Carson City Hospital
Clark Retirement Community
Coldwell Banker AJS Schmidt
Consumers Credit Union
Crowe Horwath LLP
Dan Vos Construction Company, Inc.
Easter Seals Michigan
Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals
Express Employment Professionals
Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Grand Rapids Label Company
Greenleaf Hospitality Group
Hastings City Bank
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Hub International Midwest Limited
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Kendall Electric, Inc.
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Lake Michigan Financial Corporation
Life EMS Ambulance
Marquette General Hospital
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Mercy Health Muskegon
Mercy Health Saint Mary
Metro Health Hospital
Michigan Office Solutions
Midstate Security Company
Mill Steel Company
MSU Federal Credit Union
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan
OST (Open Systems Technologies)
Pennock Health Services
Plante & Moran, PLLC
Porter Hills Retirement Communities & Services
Professional Benefits Services, Inc.
Regal Financial Group, LLC
Rockford Construction Company
Schupan & Sons, Inc.
SecurAlarm Systems, Inc.
Service Express, Inc.
Soils & Structures
Southwest Michigan First
Sunset Retirement Communities and Services
The Service Professor
Trivalent Group Inc.
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Yeo & Yeo, CPAs and Business Consultants
Zeigler Auto Group