Chamber Announces 'Best Places to Work'

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The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named 100 companies to its 2014 Best Places to Work list. The organization says it received a record number of applications. The 2014 class includes 27 new honorees as well as two companies that have made the list each of the program's nine years. Winners were selected in four categories based on number of employees. The chamber will honor the businesses and reveal the rankings during a May awards dinner in Indianapolis.

February 18, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A record-tying 100 companies, including 27 new honorees from last year, have been selected as a 2014 Best Place to Work in Indiana, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce announced today. Actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 1 awards dinner, presented in partnership with Hylant, at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

These top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 21 other states.

Winners were selected from four categories: small companies of between 15 and 74 U.S. employees; medium companies of between 75 and 249 U.S. employees; large companies of between 250 and 999 U.S. employees; and major companies with 1,000 or more U.S. employees. Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.

This year saw the most number of applicants ever for the program, says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.

"We have a lot of great employers in Indiana that are providing a productive, employee-friendly work environment that also leads to success for the organization. We are happy to recognize those companies which took part in the program and encourage even more companies to join the process for 2015."

For organizations on this year's list that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s nine-year history, there is additional recognition.

Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least two-thirds of the time in the program’s history; a total of 23 organizations on the 2014 list meet that criteria. Two companies – Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller – have made the Best Places to Work list all nine years of the program. The Pinnacle recognition is reserved for those that have finished first in their category three or more times in a five-year period. The two Pinnacle companies are Microsoft (first in the major employer category in 2013 and in the large category in 2011-2012) and Edward Jones (tops in the large employer category from 2006-2008).

In addition to the May 1 awards dinner, winners will be recognized via a special section of the Indiana Chamber’s bimonthly BizVoice magazine and through Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick – both of which reach statewide audiences. Additional program partners are the Best Companies Group, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana State Council of SHRM and the Wellness Council of Indiana. The 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana awards dinner is open to the public. Individual tickets and tables are available at www.indianachamber.com/specialevents.

All companies that participated in the 2014 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.

For more information on the Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work program, go to www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.

In addition to Hylant, Best Places to Work in Indiana is sponsored by: Moser Consulting, Inc.; Hays Companies of Indiana; ADVISA; Elfcu, Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union; Jackson Lewis; Matrix Integration, LLC; Ogletree Deakins; and Smithville Communications, Inc.

Additional sponsorships are still available. Email jwagner@indianachamber.com for more details.

The 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies listed in alphabetical order, no ranking:

*Hall of Fame companies

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees)

Company / Primary Indiana Location

Apex Benefits / Indianapolis

Bassemiers Fireplace Patio and Spas / Evansville

Bierman ABA Autism Center / Carmel

BlueSky Technology Partners / Noblesville

Borshoff / Indianapolis

Catalyst Product Development, Inc. / Indianapolis

Conner Insurance / Indianapolis

Courseload, Inc. / Indianapolis

Cripe Architects + Engineers / Indianapolis

Cushman & Wakefield/SUMMIT / Indianapolis

Delivra, Inc. / Indianapolis

Design Collaborative, Inc. / Fort Wayne

Diverse Staffing / Indianapolis

Diverse Tech Services, Inc. / Indianapolis

E-gineering, LLC / Indianapolis

FirstPerson / Indianapolis

Formstack / Indianapolis

Hanapin Marketing / Bloomington

Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. / Carmel

Iasta.com, Inc. / Carmel

IDSolutions / Noblesville

Indesign, LLC / Indianapolis

Indiana CPA Society / Indianapolis

Indianapolis Indians / Indianapolis

Indigo BioSystems, Inc. / Indianapolis

Inovateus Solar LLC / South Bend

JA Benefits, LLC / Bedford

Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel

Mainstreet / Carmel

National Trade Supply, LLC / Greenwood

netlogx / Indianapolis

Network Solutions, Inc. / Granger

Oak Street Funding / Carmel

One Click Ventures / Greenwood

PolicyStat / Carmel

Private Fleet Backhaul / Anderson

sgSolutions, Inc. / West Terre Haute

Swagelok Indiana / Indianapolis

TinderBox / Indianapolis

Wessler Engineering / Indianapolis

Wilson Kehoe Winingham / Indianapolis

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees)

Company / Primary Indiana Location

Allegient, LLC / Indianapolis

Apparatus / Indianapolis

Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc. / New Albany

Elfcu, Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union / Indianapolis

Financial Center / Indianapolis

Gibson / South Bend

HardingPoorman, Inc.* / Indianapolis

MJ Insurance, Inc.* / Indianapolis

MOBI Wireless Management / Indianapolis

Moser Consulting Inc. / Indianapolis

OurHealth / Indianapolis

Peoples Bank SB / Munster

Project Lead The Way / Indianapolis

Purdue Federal Credit Union / West Lafayette

Schmidt Associates* / Indianapolis

Software Engineering Professionals, Inc. / Carmel

Somerset CPAs* / Indianapolis

United Consulting* / Indianapolis

United Leasing Inc. / Evansville

United Way of Central Indiana / Indianapolis

Visiting Nurse and Hospice of the Wabash Valley / Terre Haute

Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees)

Company / Primary Indiana Location

Appirio / Indianapolis

Ash Brokerage Corporation* / Fort Wayne

Blue & Co., LLC* / Carmel

Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company* / Fort Wayne

Centier Bank* / Merrillville

Draper Inc. / Spiceland

Duke Realty / Indianapolis

FORUM Credit Union / Indianapolis

Fusion Alliance* / Indianapolis

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC* / Indianapolis

Hancock Regional Hospital* / Greenfield

Hosparus Inc. / New Albany

Hylant / Indianapolis

Katz, Sapper & Miller* / Indianapolis

Kendall Electric, Inc. / Multiple

Magna Powertrain / Muncie

Monarch Beverage / Indianapolis

Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.* / Indianapolis

Sikich LLP / Indianapolis

Traylor Bros., Inc. / Evansville

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

Company / Primary Indiana Location

Aerotek / Indianapolis

Cassidy Turley* / Indianapolis

Columbus Regional Health* / Columbus

Eaton Corporation / South Bend

Edward Jones* / Statewide

Emmis Communications Corporation* / Indianapolis

ExactTarget* / Indianapolis

Hendricks Regional Health / Danville

Hilliard Lyons / Multiple

Horseshoe Casino Hammond / Hammond

Interactive Intelligence* / Indianapolis

Microsoft Corporation / Indianapolis

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. / Indianapolis

RCI* / Carmel

Total Quality Logistics / Indianapolis

Union Hospital, Inc.* / Terre Haute

WestPoint Financial Group* / I