West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Elite Winners Announced Today

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HUDSONVILLE, Mich., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), honored 101 West Michigan companies that set the standard for innovation and implementation for human resources initiatives. This year's winning companies were honored at West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ annual awards luncheon. Of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies honored, 12 Elite Winners were named.  

This is the 11th year that the MBPA has presented this annual event, which provides companies with the opportunity to pursue a 101 Best and Brightest designation. "We welcome the opportunity for these elite companies to be recognized and honored," said Jennifer Kluge, president of the MBPA, which presents the 101 Best and Brightest program. "Elite companies look beyond competitive compensation and benefits and place emphasis on communication, work-life balance, diversity, community initiatives and other key factors. It takes dedication and commitment to one's employees to be named an Elite Winner."

The 12 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, the "Best of the Best," was presented to Southwest Michigan First of Kalamazoo, which demonstrated excellence in all categories.  

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, Staples, Davenport University, McGraw Wentworth, Spartan Stores, Spectrum Health and Huron Capital Partners LLC.

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.

The Michigan Business and Professional Association boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses.

West Michigan's 101 Best And Brightest Companies To Work For™
2013 Elite Winners

Category                                     

Company

Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions   

MSU Federal Credit Union (East Lansing)

Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention 

Skanska (Portage)

Employee Education and Development         

American Axle & Manufacturing (Three Rivers)

Recruitment, Selection and Orientation          

Mill Steel Company (Grand Rapids)

Employee Achievement and Recognition         

Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals (Holland)

Communication and Shared Vision             

HUMANeX Ventures (Kalamazoo)

Diversity and Inclusion 

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Kalamazoo and Lansing)

Work-Life Balance

Consumers Credit Union (Kalamazoo)

Community Initiatives

Easter Seals of Michigan (Grand Rapids)

Strategic Company Performance

Express Employment Professionals (Grand Rapids)

Small Business "Best of the Best" Award

Andy J. Egan Company (Grand Rapids)

"Best of the Best" Award

Southwest Michigan First (Kalamazoo)

C ONTACT: Sue Voyles (734) 667-2005, Jennifer Kluge (586) 393-8800

SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association

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