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‘Best Places to Work in Indiana’ companies named

Statement as issued Tuesday by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce:

February 26, 2013 (INDIANAPOLIS) – A record 100 companies have been designated a 2013 “Best Place to Work in Indiana,” the Indiana Chamber of Commerce announced today. That number was such a significant increase from last year – up from 70 – that the honorees have been slotted into four categories instead of the traditional two. The new category classification will remain for future years.

This is the eighth installment of the Best Places to Work in Indiana program, which is presented by Comcast Business Class. Actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 2 awards dinner at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

The top companies in the state are determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 21 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.

“We had an unprecedented number of applicants and worthy companies this year. The jump in honorees was so significant that it made sense to realign the categories now to better include an increasing number of companies going forward,” explains Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.

“We believe the new categories better represent the distinct employer groups in the state. The goal is to continue to grow the program and have more and more deserving Hoosier companies recognized for providing a productive, employee-friendly and successful work environment.”

Of the 2013 honorees, 60 were repeats from last year. Two companies – Edward Jones (statewide) and Katz, Sapper & Miller (Indianapolis) – have made the Best Places to Work list all eight years of the program’s existence.

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 Economic Development Corporation and Indiana State Council of SHRM. The 2013 Best Places to Work in Indiana awards dinner is open to the public. Individual tickets and tables are available at www.indianachamber.com/specialevents.

All companies that participated in the 2013 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 Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work program, go to www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.

In addition to Comcast Business Class, Best Places to Work in Indiana is sponsored by: Ice Miller LLP; ADVISA; FedEx; Matrix Integration, LLC; and Smithville.

Additional sponsorships are still available. Email jwagner@indianachamber.com for more details.

The 2013 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies listed in alphabetical order, no ranking:

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

Company / Location

AccuTech Systems / Muncie

Apex Benefits / Indianapolis

BlueSky Technology Partners / Noblesville

Courseload, Inc. / Indianapolis

Delivra / Indianapolis

Design Collaborative / Fort Wayne

E-gineering, LLC / Indianapolis

FirstPerson / Indianapolis

Formstack / Indianapolis

Hanapin Marketing / Bloomington

Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. / Carmel

Indesign, LLC / Indianapolis

Indiana CPA Society / Indianapolis

Indigo Biosystems, Inc. / Indianapolis

JA Benefits, LLC / Bedford

Jackson Systems, LLC / Indianapolis

Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C. / South Bend

Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel

Magnum Logistics / Plainfield

Mainstreet / Cicero

MMY Consulting, Inc. / Indianapolis

MOBI Wireless Management / Indianapolis

Moser Consulting, Inc. / Indianapolis

Oak Street Funding / Carmel

OfficeWorks / Fishers

One Click Ventures / Greenwood

Private Fleet Backhaul, LLC / Anderson

Reindeer Auto Relocation / Zionsville

Swagelok Indiana / Indianapolis

The Skillman Corporation / Indianapolis

United Leasing, Inc. / Evansville

Wessler Engineering / Indianapolis

Wilson Kehoe Winingham /Indianapolis

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees)

Company / Location

Allegient, LLC / Indianapolis

Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc. / New Albany

D.L. Couch Inc. / New Castle

DSM Coating Resins / Frankfort

Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union / Indianapolis

Financial Center / Indianapolis

First Harrison Bank / Corydon

First Internet Bank / Indianapolis

Fusion Alliance / Indianapolis

Gibson / South Bend

HardingPoorman Group, Inc. / Indianapolis

Katz, Sapper & Miller / Indianapolis

Krieg DeVault LLP / Indianapolis

Matrix Integration, LLC / Jasper

MJ Insurance, Inc. / Indianapolis

NAMIC / Indianapolis

Peoples Bank SB / Munster

Project Lead The Way / Indianapolis

Purdue Federal Credit Union / West Lafayette

Pyromation, Inc. / Fort Wayne

Schmidt Associates / Indianapolis

Slingshot SEO, Inc. / Indianapolis

Software Engineering Professionals, Inc. / Carmel

Somerset CPAs / Indianapolis

Tower Bank & Trust Company / Fort Wayne

United Consulting / Indianapolis

United Way of Central Indiana / Indianapolis

Visiting Nurse and Hospice of the Wabash Valley / Terre Haute

Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees)

Company / Location

Appirio / Indianapolis

Ash Brokerage Corporation / Fort Wayne

Blue & Co., LLC / Carmel

Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company / Fort Wayne

Centier Bank / Merrillville

Duke Realty / Indianapolis

Endress+Hauser / Greenwood

FORUM Credit Union / Fishers

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C. / Indianapolis

Hancock Regional Hospital / Greenfield

Hosparus Inc. / Multiple

Kendall Electric, Inc. / Fort Wayne

Royal United Mortgage / Indianapolis

Shiel Sexton Company, Inc. / Indianapolis

Sikich LLP / Indianapolis

St. Joseph Hospital / Kokomo

Traylor Bros., Inc. / Evansville

Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees)

Company / Location

Aerotek / Indianapolis

Cassidy Turley / Indianapolis

Edward Jones / Statewide

Emmis Communications / Indianapolis

ExactTarget / Indianapolis

Heartland Payment Systems / Jeffersonville

Hendricks Regional Health / Danville

Hilliard Lyons / Multiple

Horseshoe Casino Hammond / Hammond

Interactive Intelligence / Indianapolis

Microsoft Corporation / Indianapolis

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NiSource subsidiary) / Merrillville

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. / Indianapolis

Pepper Construction Company of Indiana, LLC / Indianapolis

RCI / Carmel

Sogeti USA / Indianapolis

The Capital Group Companies / Carmel

Total Quality Logistics / Indianapolis

Trilogy Health Services, LLC / Multiple

Union Hospital, Inc. / Terre Haute

WestPoint Financial Group / Indianapolis

WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone / Evansville

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