Statement issued Monday:
A total of 70 Hoosier companies from throughout the state are being honored this year as a “Best Place to Work in Indiana” for their strong workplace environment that values employees. The program, now in its fifth edition, is managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Forty-seven of the 70 companies received the same designation last year. For 21 companies that made the 2010 list, it was their first time taking part in the evaluation.
The program honors the top companies in the state, as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. Winners were selected from two categories: small to medium-sized companies of between 25 and 249 employees (in Indiana or total nationally if there is a parent company) and large-sized companies consisting of 250 or more employees (in Indiana or total nationally if there is a parent company). Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 25 full-time employees are in Indiana.
The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 19 other states.
“These 70 companies are among the state’s first-rate employers who take pride in creating an environment that allows workers to feel respected and be productive; they also recognize how this then helps the company be successful and reach its goals,” offers Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.
“Considering the tough economic times of the past year-plus, it was especially encouraging to see so many Hoosier companies fitting the criteria, as well as so many new companies taking part in the evaluation. That confidential feedback from employees is invaluable and really the most important aspect of the process.”
The actual rankings of the top Hoosier companies will be announced at the Best Places to Work awards dinner on May 6 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. Winners will also be recognized via a special section of the Indiana Chamber’s bimonthly BizVoice® magazine and through Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick – both of which reach statewide audiences. The 2010 Best Places to Work in Indiana awards dinner is open to the public. Individual tickets and tables are available at www.indianachamber.com.
Additionally, earlier in the day, a session on what makes a company a Best Place to Work will be featured as part of the Indiana Chamber’s 46th Annual Human Resources Conference. To register to attend this HR session, visit www.indianachamber.com.
All companies that participated in the 2010 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.
For more information on the Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work program, go to www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.
Best Places to Work in Indiana program sponsors for 2010: Blue Chip Casino; Castle Wealth Advisors, LLC; Crowe Horwath LLP; Image Air Charter; Mussett, Nicholas & Associates; Saint Clair Press; Tilson HR; and Trilogy Health Services. Additional industry-exclusive sponsorships are still available. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The 2010 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies listed in alphabetical order, no ranking:
Large Companies (250 or more employees)
AIT Laboratories Indianapolis
American Structurepoint, Inc. Indianapolis
Aprimo, Inc. Indianapolis
Ash Brokerage Corporation Fort Wayne
Blue & Co., LLC Carmel
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company Fort Wayne
Centier Bank Merrillville
Clark Memorial Hospital Jeffersonville
Colliers Turley Martin Tucker Indianapolis
Columbus Regional Hospital Columbus
Crowe Horwath LLP Indianapolis
Draper, Inc. Spiceland
Edward Jones Plainfield
Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corp. Fort Wayne
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC Indianapolis
Hancock Regional Hospital Greenfield
Harrison College Indianapolis
Hendricks Regional Health Danville
Hilliard Lyons Evansville
Hosparus Inc. New Albany
Ice Miller LLP Indianapolis
Interactive Intelligence, Inc. Indianapolis
Katz, Sapper & Miller Indianapolis
KPMG LLP Indianapolis
M&I Bank Indianapolis
Microsoft Corporation Indianapolis
Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Indianapolis
OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. Indianapolis
Parkview Health Fort Wayne
RW Armstrong Indianapolis
Schneck Medical Center Seymour
Shiel Sexton Company, Inc. Indianapolis
St. Joseph Hospital Kokomo
St. Vincent Health, Corporate Center Indianapolis
Teachers Credit Union South Bend
The Capital Group Companies, Inc Indianapolis
Trilogy Health Services, LLC Petersburg
Turner Construction Company of Indiana, LLC Indianapolis
Union Hospital, Inc. Terre Haute
WestPoint Financial Group Indianapolis
Small to Medium-sized Companies (25-249 employees)
Allegient, LLC Indianapolis
Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald and Hahn, LLP Evansville
Benefit Associates Inc. Indianapolis
Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates, Inc. Evansville
Bingham McHale LLP Indianapolis
Communications Products, Inc. Indianapolis
Contact by Design Bloomington
Design Collaborative, Inc. Fort Wayne
Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union Indianapolis
Employment Plus, Inc. Bloomington
Energy Systems Group LLC Newburgh
First Harrison Bank Corydon
Fusion Alliance, Inc Indianapolis
Gordon Marketing Noblesville
Harding Poorman Group, Inc. Indianapolis
Indiana Organ Procurement Organization Indianapolis
International Medical Group, Inc. Indianapolis
J.C. Hart Company, Inc. Carmel
Krieg DeVault LLP Indianapolis
Matrix Integration, LLC Jasper
Milestone Contractors, LP Indianapolis
MJ Insurance, Inc Indianapolis
Public Safety Medical Indianapolis
Schmidt Associates Indianapolis
Software Engineering Professionals Carmel
Somerset CPAs Indianapolis
United Consulting Indianapolis
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has been the state’s largest broad-based business advocacy
organization for over 85 years. The nearly 5,000 member companies employ 800,000 Hoosier workers.