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Verbatim: Local businesses on ‘Best Places to Work in Indiana’ list

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 jwagner@indianachamber.com for more details.

The 2010 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies listed in alphabetical order, no ranking:

Large Companies (250 or more employees)

Company Location

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

ExactTarget Indianapolis

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

RCI Carmel

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)

Company Location

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

Indesign 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.

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