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

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SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association

HUDSONVILLE, Mich., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ annual awards luncheon held today, not only were 101 companies honored but 12 Elite winners were selected by Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). This is the 12th year that the MBPA has presented this annual event, which provides companies with the opportunity to pursue a 101 Best and Brightest designation.

"We are proud to provide a forum for these select companies to be recognized and honored. It takes dedication and a strong commitment to one's employees to be named an Elite Winner. This year's recipients keep innovative human resource initiatives at the forefront and make it a priority to consider their workforce as an essential aspect in their company success," said Jennifer Kluge, president of the MBPA, which presents the 101 Best and Brightest program.

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, SpartanNash and Baudville.

The "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™" a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association, is presented annually in San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Houston, Grand Rapids and 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™
2014 Elite Winners

Category                                    

Company



Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions  

Consumers Credit Union (Kalamazoo)



Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention  

CSM Group (Kalamazoo)



Employee Education and Development          

MSU Federal Credit Union (East Lansing)



Recruitment, Selection and Orientation         

Seaman's Mechanical (Grand Rapids)



Employee Achievement and Recognition     

Greenleaf Trust (Kalamazoo)



Communication and Shared Vision              

Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals (Holland)



Diversity and Inclusion                               

American Axle & Manufacturing (Three Rivers)



Work-Life Balance                          

Crowe Horwath LLP (Grand Rapids)



Community Initiatives                         

Express Employment Professionals (Grand Rapids)



Strategic Company Performance   

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Kalamazoo and Lansing)



Small Business "Best of the Best" Award 

Andy J. Egan Company (Grand Rapids)



"Best of the Best" Award               

Southwest Michigan First (Kalamazoo)

 

Contact: Sue Voyles (734) 667-2005
-or- Jennifer Kluge (586) 393-8800

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