'Best Places' Toast Accomplishment

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(Image Courtesy of Centier Bank.) Centier includes "fun" as one of its company-wide core values. Last year, employees in Valparaiso dressed-up to promote home improvement loans. (Image Courtesy of Centier Bank.) Centier includes "fun" as one of its company-wide core values. Last year, employees in Valparaiso dressed-up to promote home improvement loans.

Companies throughout the state are celebrating their inclusion among the Best Places to Work in Indiana. The 2016 edition has 100 companies ranging in size from 15-75 employees to more than 1,000. Merrillville-based Centier Bank is in the large business category and is appearing on the list for a 10th time. Chief Executive Officer Mike Schrage says the honor reflects that "culture comes first" at his privately-owned family company.

The rankings of this year's award winners will be unveiled May 5 as part of an annual Best Places awards dinner. The event will also recognize The program, Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller, who have been on the list each of the even years. Fourteen companies are considered in the "Hall of Fame" category for appearing on the list at least two-thirds of the program's existence. The program will highlight companies that have finished first in their category at least three times in a five-year period. These "Pinnacle" companies are Edward Jones, Hollingsworth & Zivitz PC, Microsoft and Sikich LLP.

Nearly half of this year's list, 48 in all, are companies of fewer than 75 employees. Inside INdiana Business is a media partner of the event. You can find out more about the event and how to register for future consideration by clicking here.

CloudOne, pictured above, wrapped up a move from Indianapolis to Fishers at the end of 2015.

Fishers-based CloudOne Inc. just completed a headquarters relocation from Indianapolis. The technology company is new to the list and CEO John McDonald says the honor also speaks to industry strength.
West Lafayette-based Indiana Professional Management Group Inc. is among the Best Places for a second time and Chief Operations Officer Karen Brummet-Taylor believes a key to being recognized is a commitment to listening to employees.
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