Michigan Business & Professional Association Announces This Year's 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™ In Metropolitan Detroit

Sep 25, 2013, 12:03 ET from Michigan Business and Professional Association

WARREN, Mich., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top talent in Michigan is becoming a limited resource. Companies that want to succeed in this economy are dedicated to their employees and best practices in human resources. Only 101 companies that have demonstrated exceptional commitment will be honored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) and named "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™."

The 101 winners will be celebrated at a luncheon on Wednesday, October 30 at the Henry Hotel located at 300 Town Center Drive in Dearborn. The winning 101 companies also compete for 12 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.

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. (See following list of winners.)

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 8:30 a.m. The topics of this year's sessions will include "An Untapped Talent Pool: Veterans, Disabled and The Mature Worker," "The Virtual Office: Achieving Productivity and a Work Life Balance," "Growing FAST & FURIOUS – not for the Faint of Heart" and "Strategies to Retain Your Best and Brightest Employees." Jay Farner, president and CMO of Quicken Loans, will present the keynote address. The luncheon and awards ceremony begin at 11 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 president.

Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For TM is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, The Henry Ford, McGraw Wentworth, St. John Providence Health System, Staples, Inergy Automotive Systems, WDIV Channel 4 News,  Ryan and Corp! Magazine.

Admission for the awards luncheon and symposium for members is $185; non-members, $210.  Tables for 10 are also available for $1,800 for members and $2,000 for non-members. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact the MBPA at 866-321-1822 or visit www.101bestandbrightest.com.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For TM is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association and is presented annually in several markets including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Grand Rapids and nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2014. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.

The Michigan Business and Professional Association boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses. Visit them online at www.michbusiness.org.

The 2013 Winners Of 101 Best And Brightest Companies To Work For In Metropolitan Detroit

A Program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association

A.E. Mourad Agency. Inc.

Level One Bank

Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company 


Angott Search Group 

Marketing Associates

Applied Imaging 

McGraw Wentworth, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company

Arrow Strategies, LLC 

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc.

Austin Financial Group 

Meridian Health Plan


Michigan First Credit Union

Barton Malow Company 

MiPro Consulting


National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 

Nemeth Burwell

Brewster Maintenance 

New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services 

Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.

Brown & Brown of Detroit 

OpTech, LLC

Cambridge Consulting Group 

Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.

Clayton & McKervey, P.C. 

OtterBase, Inc.

Community Financial Credit Union 

Plex Systems, Inc.

Computer Consultants of America, Inc. 

Plunkett Cooney

Computerized Facility Integration LLC 

Potestivo & Associates, P.C.

Coretek Services 

Red Level Networks

CoStaff Services, LLC 


Credit Acceptance 


Custom Business Solutions, Inc. 

Reliance One Inc.

DASE Consulting 

Ryan, LLC

DeMaria Building Company Inc. 

Sachse Construction

Detroit Athletic Club 

Schechter Wealth Strategies


Schupan & Sons, Inc.

Domino's Pizza 

Seco Tools Inc.

Dr. Roney D.D.S. & Associates 

Secure-24, LLC

DTE Energy 


Easter Seals Michigan 

Service Express, Inc. (SEI)

Education Data Systems, Inc. 


Employees Only 


Enterprise Rent-A-Car 

Sogeti, US

Epitec, Inc. 

Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

Etkin Equities, LLC 

Taylor's Special Care Services Inc.

Express Employment Professionals 

The Taubman Company

Farbman Group 

The University of Michigan Athletic Department

Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan 

Tognum America Inc.

Gallagher Benefit Services 

Turner Construction Company

Ghafari Associates, LLC 

Turner Enterprises, Inc

Grant Thornton LLP 

UHY Advisors MI, Inc.

Greenleaf Trust 

United Shore Financial Services

G-TECH Professional Staffing, Inc. 

University of Michigan Health System

Harley Ellis Devereaux 

US Foods

Health Management Systems of America, Inc.(HMSA) 


Henry Ford Health System 

w3r Consulting

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP 


Image One 

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

ImageSoft, Inc. 

WOW! Internet Cable Phone

Inergy Automotive Systems USA 

Yeo & Yeo, CPAs & Business Consultants


Kyyba Inc. 

SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association