Applications are now available for the annual “Best Places to Work in Indiana” program. In May, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce honored 100 companies. Editor's Note: Inside INdiana Business is a media partner of the program.

July 21, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the state's annual competition naming the “Best Places to Work in Indiana.” In its 10th year, this program honors top companies in the state as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.

Companies need to have at least 15 Hoosier employees to be eligible. Out-of-state parent companies are also eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.

Winners are selected in four groups: 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.

The application deadline is Thursday, November 21. To apply, visit

“Each year, we've recognized businesses in a variety of industries that provide a safe, clean, happy and profitable workplace for their employees. We had a stellar field of winners in 2014 and we hope to see more companies honored in the coming year,” offers Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “There are employers around the state of Indiana who – no matter the size of the organization – go above and beyond when it comes to their employees. It is our privilege to highlight them for their efforts.”

Last year, a record-tying 100 companies were honored.

All participating organizations will receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses, according to their employees. Whether or not the company is selected as a Best Place to Work, the report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.

The Best Companies Group, which has overseen similar programs in other states and large cities, is responsible for the selection process.

The selected companies will be honored on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Best Places to Work awards dinner at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. Winners will also be recognized via a special supplement to the Indiana Chamber's bimonthly BizVoice magazine and through Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick – both of which reach statewide audiences.

Program partners with the Indiana Chamber and BizVoice are Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, the Indiana SHRM Council, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Best Companies Group.

The 2015 Best Places to Work in Indiana program is presented by Hylant. Cassidy Turley is a silver sponsor. Additional sponsorships are available by contacting Jim Wagner at or call (317) 264-6876.

Top “Best Places to Work in Indiana” winners in 2014 were Hollingsworth & Zivitz P.C. of Carmel in the small category; Purdue Federal Credit Union in the medium category; Sikich, LLP of Indianapolis in the large category; and Indianapolis-based Microsoft Corporation in the major category.

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: The Indiana Chamber of Commerce

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