Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 'Elite Winners' Announced

Sep 27, 2012, 14:22 ET from Michigan Business and Professional Association

WARREN, Mich., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an impressive demonstration of innovative human resources programming, 12 local companies were recognized with the title of Elite Winner at today's  "Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" annual awards competition. The event, presented by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), recognizes only 12 Elite Winners from among the 101 Best and Brightest Companies that were honored today.

These Elite Detroit companies represent the best practices in human resources programs. The winners are selected based on their overall high scores and are then named an Elite winner in their respective category. The most prestigious award, the "Best of the Best," was presented to Henry Ford Health System of Detroit, which demonstrated excellence in all categories.  

The Henry Ford Health System stood out above all of this year's entries with exceptional human resources practices. The company outranked all of the competing 101 companies in every category used to evaluate the winning entries.

"Appreciating the true value of one's employees and the contributions they make toward a successful company are just some of the traits that this year's elite winners demonstrated. These select 12 companies acknowledge employees with competitive compensation and benefits, they place emphasize on communication, work-life balance, diversity, community initiatives, as well as other key factors," said MBPA President Jennifer Kluge." We are proud to provide a forum for these select companies to be recognized and honored."

Metro Detroit's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For"

2012 Elite Award Winners



Communication and Shared Vision

G-TECH Services Inc. (Dearborn)

Community Initiatives

Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan (Southfield)

Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Detroit)

Diversity and Inclusion

Skanska (Southfield)

Employee Achievement and Recognition

Epitec, Inc. (Southfield)

Employee Education and Development

Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. (SME) (Plymouth)

Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention

Plex Systems Inc. (Auburn Hills)

Recruitment, Selection and Orientation

OpTech, LLC (Troy)

Strategic Company Performance

Valassis (Livonia)

Work-Life Balance

Arrow Strategies (Bloomfield Hills)

Small Business "Best of the Best" Award

Greenleaf Trust (Birmingham)

"Best of the Best" Award

Henry Ford Health System (Detroit)

Sponsors of the "Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" include WDIV Channel 4 News, WXYZ TV 7 News, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Detroit Athletic Club, McGraw Wentworth, Corp! magazine, St. John Providence Health System, Staples, Pi Banquet Hall and Applied Imaging.

The "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association is presented annually in five markets:  Metro Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and West Michigan and now nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2013. Visit to obtain an application.

Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA ( is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employee more than 200,000 persons.  Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like.  Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates.  The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA) with more than 3,400 members.

SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association