Michigan Business & Professional Association Announces This Year's 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™ In

 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

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
Metropolitan Detroit

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
                                   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
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
America, Inc.(HMSA)
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
Kyyba Inc.

SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association

Website: http://www.michbusiness.org/
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