Apr. 22nd, 2019

Spotlight: HN Named Best & Brightest

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Announced This Year’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® in West Michigan

April 9, 2019 – Warren, Mich. — every year companies throughout West Michigan compete to be named one of “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. These select companies will be honored on Thursday May 7, 2019 at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. The winning companies also compete for 13 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The elite award winners will be revealed during the luncheon.
Winners are pooled by the size of their company. Employers with 100 or less employees are benchmarked together and are classified as Small Business; 101-300 employees are benchmarked together and are classified as Medium Business; employers with more than 301 employees are benchmarked together and are classified as Large Business. All companies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® resulting in Better Business, Richer Lives and Stronger Communities.
An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business. (See following list for winners.)
“We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year’s ‘Best and Brightest’ companies. These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices in human resource management. This award has become a designation sought after by hundreds of West Michigan companies and is a powerful recruitment tool in the drive to attract and retain exceptional employees,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

The 2019 West Michigan’s Best And Brightest Companies To Work For® Winners
4Front Credit Union
A.j. Veneklasen Inc.
ABD Engineering & Design, Inc.
Advia Credit Union
Air Lift Company
Allied Business Services
Allied Electric Inc.
Ally Logistics
Amerifirst Home Mortgage
Andy J. Egan Co.
Arbor Financial Credit Union
Baker Holtz, CPAs and Advisors
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Baudville Brands
Beene Garter LLP
Bell’s Brewery Inc.
BHS Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Brink, Key & Chludzinski
Buist Electric
Butterball Farms Inc.
C-4 Analytics
Cascade Engineering
Caster Depot
Charter Capital Partners
Cherry Health
Choice Schools Associates
Clark Retirement Community, Inc.
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies
Comfort Research
Consumers Credit Union
CTS Telecom
Dan Vos Construction Co., Inc.
Davenport University
DeWys Manufacturing Inc.
DFCU Financial
DK Security
Dominion Systems Inc.
Easter Seals – Michigan, Inc.
Eckert Wordell
Elzinga & Volkers
Construction Professionals
EQI, Ltd.
Express Employment Professionals
Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, Inc.
Flow-Rite Controls
FormulaFolio Investments
Garrison Dental
GMB Architecture + Engineering
GNS America
Grand Rapids Chair Co.
Grand Rapids Label Company
Grand Rapids Metrology
Greenleaf Hospitality Group
Greenleaf Trust
GT Independence
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Haviland Enterprises, Inc.
Heritage Community of Kalamazoo
Highpoint Community Bank
HNI Risk Services
Holland Hospital
Honigman LLP
Hope College
Hub International
Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy
HUMANeX Ventures
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
Imperial Beverage
InsITe Business Solutions, Inc.
ITC Incorporated
ITS Partners LLC
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Kent District Library
Kesslers Diamonds, Inc.
Koops Inc.
KSS Enterprises
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Lakewood Construction
Legacy Trust
Legal Copy Services
Life EMS Ambulance
Macatawa Bank
Mel Trotter Ministries
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Metro Health University of Michigan Health
Metron Integrated Health Systems
Michigan First Credit Union
Michigan Office Solutions
Michigan Software Labs
Midstate Security Company LLC
Mill Steel Company
MSU Federal Credit Union
National Heritage Academies Inc.
Northpointe Bank
Nugent Builders Inc.
Nulty Insurance
Omni Community Credit Union
OptiMed Health Partners
OST (Open Systems Technologies)
Paragon D&E
Pella Windows & Doors by Horne
Plante Moran
Porter Hills
Premiere Property Services, Inc.
Progressive AE
Red Level
Robroy Enclosures
Rockford Construction
Schupan & Sons, Inc.
Seaman’s Mechanical
SecurAlarm Systems, Inc.
Service Express, Inc. (SEI)
Soils & Structures, Inc.
Southwest Michigan First
Speciality Eye Institute
Suburban Inns
Summit Pointe
Sunset Retirement
Communities & Services
Symplicity Communications Inc.
Thacker Sleight PC
The C2 Group
The Kendall Group
The Wiser Financial Group
Total Quality Logistics
Trendway Corporation
Triangle Associates, Inc.
Trillium Staffing Solutions
UFP Technologies, Inc.
United Bank of Michigan
West Michigan Transport
Willis Law
Windemuller Electric
X-Rite Pantone
Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants
Zeigler Auto Group