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This Year's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West
Michigan Announced by Michigan Business & Professional
WARREN, Mich., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only companies with the highest quality human resources
initiatives can be named "West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For." This honor is highly sought
after by competing companies throughout the region. These select companies will be honored by the Michigan Business
and Professional Association (MBPA) on Thurs., May 6 at the Pinnacle Center in the Grand Rapids area.

This year's winners practice innovative strategies and represent best practices in human resources in industries as
diverse as the automotive, insurance, hospitality, communications and nonprofit. (See the attached list of honorees.)

An independent research firm evaluates each company's entry based on key measures in various categories. They
include Communication, Community Initiatives, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Employee
Education and Development, Employee Engagement and Commitment, Recognition and Retention, Recruitment and
Selection, Small Business and Work-Life Balance.

The winning 101 companies also vie for 10 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also an overall winner, who has
excelled in all categories, will be honored with a "Best of the Best" award. The award winners will be announced during
the luncheon.

The annual human resources symposium and awards program will begin with registration, networking and an exhibit
gallery at 7:30 a.m. Educational workshops will follow at 8:00 a.m. The topics of this year's sessions will include "Moving
Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy, " and "Changing Culture through Employee Engagement." The luncheon and
awards ceremony begin at 11:00 a.m.

"The selection, recognition and awarding of this year's 101 companies allows our organization to showcase their best
practices. The honorees have clearly demonstrated why each of them would be an ideal place for employees to work.
Companies that capitalize on their greatest resource - their employees - know how to attract and retain top talent," said
Jennifer Kluge, MBPA chief operating officer and executive vice president.

Tickets for the symposium and awards lunch are $110 for MBPA members; $130 for non-members. A member table of
10 is $1,100; non-member tables are $1,300. Sponsorships are also available.

Contact the Michigan Business and Professional Association at 586-393-8800 or visit to
register or for more information.

Sponsors of the "West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" include Davenport University, Grand
Rapids Business Journal, WOOD TV8, WOOD Talk Radio, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, The Employers'
Association, AT & T Michigan, DTE Energy, Spectrum Health, Staples, McGraw Wentworth, TowerPinkster, Rehmann and
Progressive AE.

The "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association
is presented annually in three markets: Metro Detroit, Chicago and West Michigan. Nominations are now being accepted
for 2011. Visit to obtain an application.

Based in Warren, Mich., the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA) is the largest b usiness organization of
small to medium-sized b usinesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 memb ers who employ over 200,0000
persons. Memb ers include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, b anks, retailers,
wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Memb er b usinesses receive numerous b enefits including free legal and
financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment… 1/4
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assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage
Association (MFBA) with more than 3,400 memb ers. Visit them online at www.michb or




Acoustics by Design, Inc. Landscape Forms, Inc.

Advantage Health Physician Network Law Weathers & Richardson PC

American Axle & Mfg., Inc. - T hree Rivers LeanLogistics, Inc.

Amway Corp. Leisure Living Management, Inc.

Andy J. Egan Company, Inc Life EMS Ambulance

Arrow Strategies LifeHOUSE Management Services, LLC

Aspen Surgical Products Marquette General Health System

Baker Spindler Holtz Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Battle Creek Health System Mavcon

Baudville, Inc. Mercantile Bank of Michigan

BDO Seidman, LLP Mercy Health Partners

Beene Garter LLP Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC

Biddergy Mill Steel Company

Blue Care Network of Michigan Miller Johnson

Borgess Health Alliance NT H Consultants, Ltd.

Business Strategy, Inc. Nucraft Furniture Company

Cintas Corporation Omni Community Credit Union

Clark Construction Company OtterBase, Incorporated

Clark Retirement Community Pennock Health Services

Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt Perrigo

Cole's Quality Foods, Inc. Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Comcast Plante & Moran, PLLC

CompHealth Grand Rapids Porter Hills Retirement Communities and Services

Crowe Horwath LLP Progressive AE

CSM Group Rehmann

DanVos Construction Company Renovo Services, LLC
Deloitte LLP Rockford Construction Company

Easter Seals West Michigan T herapy Center Saint Mary's Health Care

Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals Schupan & Sons, Inc.

Ernst & Young, LLP Seaman's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.

Express Employment Professionals Service Express, Inc.… 2/4
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Faith Hospice Simplicity T actics

Fishbeck, T hompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. Skanska

Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, Inc. Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge

Flexco Sparrow Health System

Gerber Memorial Health Services Specialty Heat T reating, Inc.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation Spectrum Health Hospitals

Harold Zeigler Auto Group Stahlin Enclosures

Hastings City Bank T he Campbell Group

Herman Miller, Inc. T owerPinkster

Holland Home of Grand Rapids T riangle Associates, Inc.

Holland Hospital T rillium Staffing Solutions

Home Care of Holland Home T rivalent Group

Hope College United Bank of Michigan

Hospice of Michigan Valley Oak Financial, PLC

Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter, PC Varnum

Huntington Bank Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Jackson National Life Insurance Co. Wesco, Inc.

Kendall Electric, Inc. Willis & Willis PLC

L-3 Avionics Systems, Inc. Yeo & Yeo , PC, CPA's and Business Consultants

Lake Michigan Credit Union Zeeland Community Hospital


Sue Voyles >
734-667-2005 >
Ed Deeb >
586-393-8800 >

SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association

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