Michigan Business & Professional Association Announces This Year's 101 Best
and Brightest Companies To Work For™ In Metropolitan Detroit
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
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
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
"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
A Program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association
A.E. Mourad Agency. Inc. Level One Bank
Amerisure Mutual Insurance LLamasoft
Angott Search Group Marketing Associates
Applied Imaging McGraw Wentworth, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
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,
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nemeth Burwell
Brewster Maintenance New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
Broder & Sachse Real Estate Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.
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
Computerized Facility Integration Potestivo & Associates, P.C.
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
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
Harley Ellis Devereaux US Foods
Health Management Systems of Valassis
Henry Ford Health System w3r Consulting
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn Walbridge
Image One Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
ImageSoft, Inc. WOW! Internet Cable Phone
Inergy Automotive Systems USA Yeo & Yeo, CPAs & Business Consultants
SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association
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