West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Company Elite Winners Announced Today
HUDSONVILLE, Mich., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — When it comes to being named an Elite winner in West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For annual awards competition, only a select few fit the bill. The 2012 Elite winners were announced today by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), which presents the awards, at a luncheon honoring all of the West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for.
This is the 10th year that the MBPA has presented this annual event, which provides companies with the opportunity to pursue a 101 Best and Brightest designation. The winning companies demonstrate exceptionally innovative human resource practices and set high standards for all of West Michigan’s businesses.
“Our Elite winners this year were so impressive with their dedication to coming up with inventive and motivating programs for their employees. We are proud to provide an opportunity for West Michigan companies to demonstrate their accomplishments,” said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president. “These select 101 companies engage their employees in meaningful ways and every year we are more impressed.”
The 11 Elite winners are selected based on their overall high scores and then named an Elite winner in their highest performing category. (See list of Elite winners following.) The most prestigious award, “Best of the Best,” was presented to Grand Rapids-based Andy J. Egan Company.
The Andy J. Egan Company stood above all of this year’s entries with exceptional human resources practices. The company outranked all of the competing 101 companies in every category that the MBPA uses to evaluate the winning entries.
Sponsors of the “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” include Grand Rapids Business Journal, WOOD Radio, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, The Employers’ Association, DTE Energy, Davenport University, Spectrum Health, Staples, Spartan Stores, Rehmann, Herman Miller and McGraw Wentworth.
The “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association, is presented annually in Metro Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, West Michigan and now nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.
West Michigan’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” 2012 Elite Award Winners
Category Company -------- ------- Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions Skanska (Portage) Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention Greenleaf Trust (Kalamazoo) Employee Education and Development Valley Oak (Kalamazoo) Recruitment, Selection and Orientation Plante Moran, PLLC (Grand Rapids) Employee Achievement and Recognition Southwest Michigan First (Kalamazoo) Communication and Shared Vision Express Employment Professionals (Grand Rapids) Diversity and Inclusion Ernst & Young (Grand Rapids) Work-Life Balance Easter Seals of Michigan (Grand Rapids) Community Initiatives Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals (Holland) Strategic Company Performance Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Kalamazoo) Small Business "Best of the Best" Award Wesco (Muskegon) "Best of the Best" Award Andy J. Egan Company (Grand Rapids)
Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 180,0000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA) with more than 3,400 members.
SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association