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Contact: Jennifer Kluge (586) 393-8800
Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Announced This Year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Metropolitan Detroit
July 20, 2018 – Warren, Mich. — Every year companies throughout Metropolitan Detroit compete to be named one of “Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. These select companies will be on honored Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance, downtown Detroit. The winning companies also compete for 13 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The elite award winners will be revealed during the luncheon.
Also this year the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® awards program has raised the bar with a new category. Winners will be pooled by the size of their company. Employers with 1-50 employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Small Business; 51-300employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Medium Business; 301+employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Large Business. Allcompanies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® resulting inBetter Business, Richer Lives and Stronger Communities.
An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include 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; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business. (See following list for winners.)
The annual symposium and awards program will begin with registration, networking and an exhibit gallery at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., educational programs will follow at 9:00 a.m. The Winners’ Award Reception and Elite Awards Presentation begin at 11:30 a.m.
“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies
that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2017
winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set
standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of B&B
Programs. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”
Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, NOW Health Group, WDIV Channel 4 News, WWJ Newsradio 950, Davenport University, Baudville, BASIC, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, Comerica, Corp! Magazine, Ulliance, Kelly Services, Ultimate Software, EDSI, The Orsus Group, Kerr Russell and Weber PLC, Frankenmuth Insurance, Dave & Busters and V-Suites.
Admission for the awards breakfast and symposium for members is $210. Tables for 10 are also available for $2,000. Recognition as a Table Sponsor with 10 tickets is $2,500. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact MBPA at 866-321-1822 or visit www.thebestandbrightest.com.
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2019. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.
The Michigan Business and Professional Association boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses. Visit them online at www.michbusiness.org.
The 2018 Metropolitan Detroit’s Best And Brightest Companies
To Work For® Winners
A Program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association
A.E. Mourad Agency, Inc.
Acro Service Corporation
A-Line Staffing Solutions
Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company
Angott Search Group
Aqua Tots Swim Schools
Argent Tape and Label
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Austin Benefits Group
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
Barton Malow Company
BDO USA, LLP
blue chip Talent
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Brightline Technologies, Inc.
Broder & Sachse Real Estate
Brooks Kushman, P.C.
Brown & Brown of Detroit
Burns & McDonnell
Cambridge Consulting Group
Capital Mortgage Funding
Clayton & McKervey, P.C.
Community Financial Credit Union
Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPi)
Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group, LLC
CoStaff Services LLC
DeMaria Building Company, Inc.
DKSS CPAs + Advisors
Easter Seals – Michigan, Inc.
Educational Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI)
ESG Automotive, Inc.
Fisher Unitech LLC
Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions
Genisys Credit Union
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Gordon Advisors, P.C.
Grand Rapids Metrology
Great Lakes Caring
G-Tech Services, Inc.
Harada Industry of America, Inc.
Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)
Health Management Systems of America
Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP
Humanetics Innovative Solutions, Inc.
Huron Valley State Bank
Jackets for Jobs, Inc.
Kapnick Insurance Group
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Level One Bank
LJPR Financial Advisors
Lormax Stern Development Co LLC
Mahindra Automotive North America
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
MassMutual Great Lakes
Michigan Community VNA
Michigan Financial Companies
Michigan First Credit Union
Michigan Office Solutions
Midwest Mobility Solutions
Nemeth Law, P.C.
New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
NTH Consultants LTD
Plex Systems, Inc.
Potestivo & Associates P.C.
Prudential Advisors, Great Lakes
Real Estate One, Inc.
Recruitment Management Consultants, LLC
Reliance One, Inc.
Service Express, Inc. (SEI)
Service First Logistics Incorporated
Stout Risius Ross, LLC
Taylor’s Special Care Services Inc.
The Birmingham Group
The Detroit Athletic Club
Total Quality Logistics
Trion Solutions Inc.
T-Squared Designs Inc.
Turner Construction Company
UHY Advisors MI, Inc.
United Shore Financial Services
University of Michigan Credit Union
Vision Information Technologies
VTC Insurance Group
Work Skills Corp
WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone
Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants
ZF North America, Inc.