A statewide association has named a group of the best workplaces in West Michigan.
The Michigan Business & Professional Association, or MBPA, has selected West Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.
An awards banquet will be held May 3 at JW Marriott Grand Rapids, at 235 Louis St. NW. The association will present the awards and name a group of “elite winners” at the event.
MBPA said its research team vets the winning companies through a three-step process, including a company survey and employee surveys. Employer survey data and employee survey data are scored, weighted and ranked. MBPA then further evaluates the top 15 percent of scored companies to determine overall winners.
The association chose winning companies based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.
All participating companies will receive a complimentary assessment report and other benefits throughout the year.
The selection process was designed and audited by the Illinois Institute of Technology’s market research division, and surveys were scored by Inquisium, a market research firm based in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The criteria are determined annually based on market conditions and trends.
People can register to attend the awards banquet online.
Individual tickets cost $175, a table of 10 is $1,750 and a table sponsorship costs $2,000.
The Michigan Business & Professional Association leverages statewide programs and community initiatives that affect more than 150,000 businesses.
MBPA’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For program provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they're an ideal place for employees to work.
West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
Large businesses; 301 employees or more
Advia Credit Union
American Axle & Manufacturing
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Clark Retirement Community
FireKeepers Casino Hotel
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Life EMS Ambulance
Metro Health University of Michigan Health
Nucraft Furniture Company
OMT-Veyhl USA Corporation
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan
Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division
Sunset Retirement Communities & Services
The Kendall Group
Zeigler Auto Group
Medium businesses; 101-300 employees
4Front Credit Union
Adventure Credit Union
Air Lift Company
Arbor Financial Credit Union
Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance Agency
Consumers Credit Union
Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals
Mel Trotter Ministries
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Michigan Office Solutions
OMNI Community Credit Union
OST (Open Systems Technologies)
Schupan & Sons
St. Ann’s Home
The Campbell Group
United Bank of Michigan
Small businesses; 1-100 employees
Acoustics By Design
Allied Business Services
Andy J. Egan Co.
Baker Holtz, CPAs and Advisors
Barnes & Thornburg
Broadmoor Motor Sales
Charter Capital Partners
Dan Vos Construction Company
Easter Seals Michigan
Express Employment Professionals
Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering
GNS America Co.
Grand Rapids Label Company
Grand Rapids Metrology
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing
Great Lakes Caring
Hastings City Bank
HNI Risk Services
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
Innovative Client Connections
InsITe Business Solutions
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Legal Copy Services
Michigan First Credit Union
Midstate Security Company
Mill Steel Company
MSU Federal Credit Union
OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy
Regal Financial Group
Soils & Structures
Southwest Michigan First
Sun Title Agency
The C2 Group
Total Quality Logistics
Trillium Staffing Solutions
United Way of Southwest Michigan
Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants