Michigan Business & Professional Association Announces This Year's 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™ In Metropolitan Detroit PR Newswire WARREN, Mich., Sept. 25, 2013 WARREN, Mich., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Top talent in Michigan is becoming a limited resource. Companies that want to succeed in this economy are dedicated to their employees and best practices in human resources. Only 101 companies that have demonstrated exceptional commitment will be honored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) and named "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™." The 101 winners will be celebrated at a luncheon on Wednesday, October 30 at the Henry Hotel located at 300 Town Center Drive in Dearborn. The winning 101 companies also compete for 12 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. An independent research firm evaluates each company's entry based on key measuresin 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. (See following list of winners.) The annual human resources symposium and awards program will begin with registration, networking and an exhibit gallery at 7:30 a.m. Educational workshops will follow at 8:30 a.m. The topics of this year's sessions will include "An Untapped Talent Pool: Veterans, Disabled and The Mature Worker," "The Virtual Office: Achieving Productivity and a Work Life Balance," "Growing FAST & FURIOUS – not for the Faint of Heart" and "Strategies to Retain Your Best and Brightest Employees." Jay Farner, president and CMO of Quicken Loans, will present the keynote address. The luncheon and awards ceremony begin at 11 a.m. "The selection, recognition and awarding of this year's 101 companies allows our organization to showcase their best practices. The honorees have clearly demonstrated why each of them would be an ideal place for employees to work. Companies that capitalize on their greatest resource—their employees—know how to attract and retain top talent," said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president. Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For ^TM is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, The Henry Ford, McGraw Wentworth, St. John Providence Health System, Staples, Inergy Automotive Systems, WDIV Channel 4 News, Ryan and Corp! Magazine. Admission for the awards luncheon and symposium for members is $185; non-members, $210. Tables for 10 are also available for $1,800 for members and $2,000 for non-members. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact the MBPA at 866-321-1822 or visit www.101bestandbrightest.com. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For ^TM is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association and is presented annually in several markets including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Grand Rapids and nationally.Nominations are now being accepted for 2014. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.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 2013 Winners Of 101 Best And Brightest Companies To Work For In Metropolitan Detroit A Program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association A.E. Mourad Agency. Inc. Level One Bank Amerisure Mutual Insurance LLamasoft Company Angott Search Group Marketing Associates Applied Imaging McGraw Wentworth, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company Arrow Strategies, LLC Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. Austin Financial Group Meridian Health Plan Autodesk Michigan First Credit Union Barton Malow Company MiPro Consulting Billhighway National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nemeth Burwell Michigan Brewster Maintenance New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Broder & Sachse Real Estate Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. Services Brown & Brown of Detroit OpTech, LLC Cambridge Consulting Group Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. Clayton & McKervey, P.C. OtterBase, Inc. Community Financial Credit Union Plex Systems, Inc. Computer Consultants of America, Plunkett Cooney Inc. Computerized Facility Integration Potestivo & Associates, P.C. LLC Coretek Services Red Level Networks CoStaff Services, LLC REDICO LLC Credit Acceptance Rehmann Custom Business Solutions, Inc. Reliance One Inc. DASE Consulting Ryan, LLC DeMaria Building Company Inc. Sachse Construction Detroit Athletic Club Schechter Wealth Strategies Digitas Schupan & Sons, Inc. Domino's Pizza Seco Tools Inc. Dr. Roney D.D.S. & Associates Secure-24, LLC DTE Energy Serpeo Easter Seals Michigan Service Express, Inc. (SEI) Education Data Systems, Inc. Shazaaam!/Buzzphoria Employees Only Skanska Enterprise Rent-A-Car Sogeti, US Epitec, Inc. Stout Risius Ross, Inc. Etkin Equities, LLC Taylor's Special Care Services Inc. Express Employment Professionals The Taubman Company Farbman Group The University of Michigan Athletic Department Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan Tognum America Inc. Gallagher Benefit Services Turner Construction Company Ghafari Associates, LLC Turner Enterprises, Inc Grant Thornton LLP UHY Advisors MI, Inc. Greenleaf Trust United Shore Financial Services G-TECH Professional Staffing, University of Michigan Health System Inc. Harley Ellis Devereaux US Foods Health Management Systems of Valassis America, Inc.(HMSA) Henry Ford Health System w3r Consulting Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn Walbridge LLP Image One Warner Norcross & Judd LLP ImageSoft, Inc. WOW! Internet Cable Phone Inergy Automotive Systems USA Yeo & Yeo, CPAs & Business Consultants JARC Kyyba Inc. SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association Website: http://www.michbusiness.org/
Michigan Business & Professional Association Announces This Year's 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™ In
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