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Chamber Honors 'Best Places'

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 Carmel-based Hollingsworth & Zivitz P.C. Founding Partner Kena Hollingsworth believes maintaining a positive work place culture has helped the firm win its category for two consecutive years.

A law practice, accounting firms and a global technology giant have been honored as the top ranked companies in their respective categories in this year's Best Places to Work in Indiana competition. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce program highlighted 100 companies from around the state in four categories. It is the eighth year for the competition in Indiana.

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May 2, 2013

News Release

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — Companies that have set the standard for workplace excellence were recognized tonight before a crowd of more than 1,200 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. The occasion: The Indiana Chamber of Commerce unveiled rankings for the record 100 companies from throughout the state that made the 2013 Best Places to Work in Indiana list (released in February).

For the first time, winners were selected in four categories. Garnering top honors for 2013:

· Small companies’ category (between 15 and 74 U.S. employees): Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. of Carmel, a law practice founded in 2004 and specializing in family law

· Medium companies’ category (between 75 and 249 U.S. employees): Somerset CPAs of Indianapolis, a full-service certified public accounting and professional service firm

· Large companies’ category (between 250 and 999 U.S. employees): Sikich, LLP of Indianapolis, an accounting, advisory, technology and managed services group

· Major companies’ category (1,000 or more U.S. employees): Microsoft Corporation, whose local Indianapolis office delivers business consulting on software and technology solutions

For Hollingsworth & Zivitz and Microsoft, this marks the second and third straight years, respectively, to finish number one.

“The four top companies all have open communication with staff, an inviting culture that unites employees and an understanding of the work-life balance,” offers Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.

All companies making the list, Brinegar emphasizes, recognize how important it is for the success of a business to make employees feel valued. “Each one should be very proud of the positive environment they have created.”

At the dinner, presented by Comcast Business Class, representatives from all designated companies received Best Places to Work awards of excellence on stage. Two companies – Edward Jones (statewide) and Katz, Sapper & Miller (Indianapolis) – have made the Best Places to Work list all eight years of the program’s existence. Of the 2013 honorees, 60 were repeats from last year.

More information about the Best Places to Work companies is available via a special section of the May/June issue of the Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice® magazine, a statewide publication released tonight and accessible online at www.bizvoicemagazine.com.

Other program partners are Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, the Best Companies Group, Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Indiana State Council of SHRM.

In addition to Comcast Business Class, Best Places to Work in Indiana is sponsored by: Ice Miller LLP, NIPSCO (NiSource subsidiary); Hays Companies; ADVISA; Elfcu, Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union; FedEx; Jackson Lewis LLP; Matrix Integration, LLC; Purdue University; and Smithville.

For more information on the Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work program, go to www.bestplacestoworkIN.com. Companies can sign up to be notified by email when application details for the ninth annual competition are announced this summer.

All companies that participate in the Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees.

The top companies in the state are determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 21 other states.

The full list of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies by ranking:

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees)
Company / Location

1. Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. / Carmel
2. E-gineering, LLC / Indianapolis
3. BlueSky Technology Partners / Noblesville
4. Indesign, LLC / Indianapolis
5. Moser Consulting, Inc. / Indianapolis
6. Mainstreet / Cicero
7. Delivra / Indianapolis
8. JA Benefits, LLC / Bedford
9. Indiana CPA Society / Indianapolis
10. Wessler Engineering / Indianapolis
11. Formstack / Indianapolis
12. Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C. / South Bend
13. The Skillman Corporation / Indianapolis
14. Oak Street Funding / Carmel
15. Swagelok Indiana / Indianapolis
16. FirstPerson / Indianapolis
17. Indigo Biosystems, Inc. / Indianapolis
18. Courseload, Inc. / Indianapolis
19. Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel
20. MOBI Wireless Management / Indianapolis
21. Magnum Logistics / Plainfield
22. Private Fleet Backhaul, LLC / Anderson
23. United Leasing, Inc. / Evansville
24. Wilson Kehoe Winingham /Indianapolis
25. OfficeWorks / Fishers
26. Jackson Systems, LLC / Indianapolis
27. One Click Ventures / Greenwood
28. Apex Benefits / Indianapolis
29. Hanapin Marketing / Bloomington
30. Reindeer Auto Relocation / Zionsville
31. Design Collaborative / Fort Wayne
32. MMY Consulting, Inc. / Indianapolis
33. Accutech Systems / Muncie

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees)
Company / Location

1. Somerset CPAs / Indianapolis
2. Purdue Federal Credit Union / West Lafayette
3. Project Lead The Way / Indianapolis
4. HardingPoorman Group, Inc. / Indianapolis
5. Software Engineering Professionals, Inc. / Carmel
6. NAMIC / Indianapolis
7. Elfcu, Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union / Indianapolis
8. United Consulting / Indianapolis
9. Katz, Sapper & Miller / Indianapolis
10. Financial Center / Indianapolis
11. Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc. / New Albany
12. Allegient, LLC / Indianapolis
13. Schmidt Associates / Indianapolis
14. First Internet Bank / Indianapolis
15. Krieg DeVault LLP / Indianapolis
16. Visiting Nurse and Hospice of the Wabash Valley / Terre Haute
17. MJ Insurance, Inc. / Indianapolis
18. D.L. Couch Inc. / New Castle
19. Pyromation, Inc. / Fort Wayne
20. Slingshot SEO, Inc. / Indianapolis
21. DSM Coating Resins / Frankfort
22. Gibson / South Bend
23. United Way of Central Indiana / Indianapolis
24. Fusion Alliance / Indianapolis
25. Peoples Bank SB / Munster
26. Tower Bank & Trust Company / Fort Wayne
27. Matrix Integration, LLC / Jasper
28. First Harrison Bank / Corydon

Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees)
Company / Location

1. Sikich LLP / Indianapolis
2. Appirio / Indianapolis
3. Centier Bank / Merrillville
4. FORUM Credit Union / Fishers
5. Royal United Mortgage / Indianapolis
6. Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company / Fort Wayne
7. Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C. / Indianapolis
8. Kendall Electric, Inc. / Multiple
9. Traylor Bros., Inc. / Evansville
10. Shiel Sexton Company, Inc. / Indianapolis
11. Duke Realty / Indianapolis
12. Blue & Co., LLC / Carmel
13. Hancock Regional Hospital / Greenfield
14. St. Joseph Hospital / Kokomo
15. Ash Brokerage Corporation / Fort Wayne
16. Endress+Hauser / Greenwood
17. Hosparus Inc. / New Albany

Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees)
Company / Location

1. Microsoft Corporation / Indianapolis
2. Edward Jones / Statewide
3. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C./ Indianapolis
4. Cassidy Turley / Indianapolis
5. Sogeti USA / Indianapolis
6. Hilliard Lyons / Multiple
7. Pepper Construction Company of Indiana, LLC / Indianapolis
8. WestPoint Financial Group / Indianapolis
9. Horseshoe Casino Hammond / Hammond
10. Interactive Intelligence / Indianapolis
11. Trilogy Health Services, LLC / Multiple
12. ExactTarget / Indianapolis
13. RCI / Carmel
14. Emmis Communications / Indianapolis
15. WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone / Evansville
16. Total Quality Logistics / Indianapolis
17. Heartland Payment Systems / Jeffersonville
18. Aerotek / Indianapolis
19. Union Hospital, Inc. / Terre Haute
20. NIPSCO (NiSource subsidiary) / Merrillville
21. Hendricks Regional Health / Danville
22. The Capital Group Companies / Carmel


The Indiana Chamber of Commerce partners with 15,000 members and investors – representing 2.6 million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”

Source: Indiana Chamber of Commerce

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