FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Top 100 Best Places to Work in Indiana Companies Named; Indiana Chamber Announces Rankings May 2

February 21, 2017 (INDIANAPOLIS) — They come from throughout the state and across 25 industries. They are the 100 honorees on the 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana list.

In today’s announcement, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce said that nearly half (49) of the winners are from the small employer category and almost a third (32) are first-time honorees or returning after at least a year’s absence.

Offers Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar: “Best Places to Work in Indiana not only recognizes our state’s outstanding employers, but also sets a high standard for other Hoosier companies by encouraging them to realize the importance of evaluating their own workplaces.

“It is clear that a positive work environment makes employees more engaged in their job and in their company, which is a win for everyone.”

The 2017 honorees represent more than 20 cities throughout the state, with multiple winners hailing from Bloomington, Carmel, Evansville, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Michigan City, New Albany, Noblesville and West Lafayette, in addition to Indianapolis. A total of 200 companies applied to the program this year.

The actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 2 awards dinner, presented in partnership with Hylant, at the Indiana Convention Center (Sagamore Ballroom) in downtown Indianapolis.

These top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 29 other states.

Winners were selected from four categories: 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. Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.

The 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies range in Hoosier employee count from 15 (SMARI, a consulting firm in Indianapolis) to more than 1,700 (Horseshoe Casino in Hammond).

Organizations on this year’s list that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s 12-year history receive additional recognition.

Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least two-thirds of the time in the program’s history; a total of 15 organizations on the 2017 list meet that criteria.

Two companies – Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller – have made the Best Places to Work list all 12 years of the program.

In addition to the May 2 awards dinner, winners will be recognized via a special section of the Indiana Chamber’s bimonthly BizVoice®magazine and through Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick – both of which reach statewide audiences. Additional program partners are the Best Companies Group, Indiana State Council of SHRM and the Wellness Council of Indiana. The 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana awards dinner is open to the public. Individual tickets and tables of 10 are available at www.indianachamber.com/specialevents.

All companies that participated in the 2017 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.

For more information on the Best Places to Work program, go to www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.

Additional Best Places to Work in Indiana sponsors are: Moser Consulting; Eaton Corporation; Hancock Regional Hospital; Human Capital Concepts; OurHealth; and Smithville.

 

The 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies listed in alphabetical order, no ranking:

*Hall of Fame companies

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees) (49)

Company / Primary Indiana Location

Ambassador Enterprises / Fort Wayne

American Income Life Indiana / Indianapolis

Apex Benefits / Indianapolis

BLASTmedia / Fishers

Bloomerang / Indianapolis

CENTURY 21 Scheetz / Multiple Cities

CleanSlate Technology Group / Carmel

Community First Bank of Indiana / Kokomo

Conner Insurance / Indianapolis

Cripe / Indianapolis

Delivra, Inc. / Indianapolis

Design Collaborative / Fort Wayne

DK Pierce / Zionsville

E-gineering / Indianapolis

Eimagine / Indianapolis

Emarsys North America / Indianapolis

FirstPerson / Indianapolis

General Insurance Services / Michigan City

Goelzer Investment Management, Inc. / Indianapolis

Grote Automotive Inc. / Fort Wayne

Hanapin Marketing / Bloomington

* Indesign, LLC / Indianapolis

Indiana CPA Society / Indianapolis

Inovateus Solar LLC / South Bend

JA Benefits, LLC / Bedford

Jackson Systems / Indianapolis

Lakeside Wealth Management / Chesterton

Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel

Lessonly / Indianapolis

LHD Benefit Advisors / Indianapolis

Luther Consulting, LLC / Carmel

mAccounting, LLC / Indianapolis

Magnum Logistics, Inc. / Plainfield

netlogx LLC / Indianapolis

Network Solutions, Inc. / Granger

Oak Street Funding LLC / Indianapolis

OfficeWorks / Fishers

Peepers by PeeperSpecs / Michigan City

Pondurance / Indianapolis

* Schmidt Associates / Indianapolis

Sharpen / Indianapolis

SMARI / Indianapolis

T&W Corporation / Indianapolis

The Skillman Corporation / Indianapolis

University High School of Indiana / Carmel

Visit Indy / Indianapolis

VOSS Automotive / Fort Wayne

Weddle Bros. Construction Co., Inc. / Bloomington

Williams Creek / Indianapolis

 

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees) (21)
Company / Primary Indiana Location

Allegient, LLC / Indianapolis

American College of Education / Indianapolis

Blue Horseshoe / Carmel

Elements Financial Federal Credit Union / Indianapolis

First Internet Bank / Fishers

Gregory & Appel Insurance / Indianapolis

HWC Engineering, Inc. / Indianapolis

IDSolutions / Noblesville

Indiana Oxygen Company / Indianapolis

J.C. Hart Company, Inc. / Carmel

Merchants Bank of Indiana and PR Mortgage & Investments / Carmel

Moser Consulting, Incorporated / Indianapolis

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) / Indianapolis

PAN Performance Assessment Network / Carmel

Peoples Bank SB / Munster

Purdue Federal Credit Union / West Lafayette

Sheridan Community Schools / Sheridan

SkillStorm / Indianapolis

* Software Engineering Professionals (SEP) / Carmel

Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Wabash Valley / Terre Haute

* WestPoint Financial Group / Indianapolis


Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees) (19)
Company / Primary Indiana Location

American Structurepoint, Inc. / Indianapolis

AssuredPartners NL / New Albany

* Blue & Co., LLC / Carmel

Blue 449 / Indianapolis

* Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company / Fort Wayne

* Centier Bank / Merrillville

* Duke Realty Corporation / Indianapolis

FORUM Credit Union / Fishers

Hosparus, Inc. / New Albany

Hylant / Bloomington

Impact Networking / Indianapolis

IPMG / West Lafayette

* Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP / Indianapolis

Kemper CPA Group LLP / Evansville

Monarch Beverage / Indianapolis

Ontario Systems / Muncie

Sikich LLP / Indianapolis

SmartIT / Indianapolis

Traylor Bros., Inc. / Evansville

Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees) (11)
Company / Primary Indiana Location 

Aerotek / Multiple locations
Blackboard, Inc. / Indianapolis

* Capital Group / Carmel

Colliers International / Indianapolis

* Cushman & Wakefield / Indianapolis

* Edward Jones / Statewide

Horseshoe Casino / Hammond

* Microsoft Corporation / Indianapolis

* RCI / Carmel

* Salesforce / Indianapolis

Turner Construction Company / Indianapolis

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The Indiana Chamber partners with 24,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”