(INDIANAPOLIS) — Small companies lead the way on the 2016 Best Places to Work in Indiana list, with nearly half (48) of the 100 honorees coming from that category. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce also said today that over a quarter (27) of the honorees are making their debut or returning to the list after at least a year’s absence.

“The companies selected represent some of our most outstanding Hoosier employers. They embrace the idea that a positive work culture that includes respect, communication, opportunity and being part of a team not only makes it a place in which employees want to work but also fuels the success of the company,” states Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.

“We had our highest number of applicants to date this time – 200 in total,” he relays. “It’s becoming more competitive and we are glad to see that. Going forward, we will continue to push for Hoosier businesses throughout the state to apply to be considered.”

The actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 5 awards dinner, presented in partnership with Hylant, at the Indiana Convention Center (Sagamore Ballroom) in downtown Indianapolis.

These top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 27 other states.

Winners were selected from four categories: small companies of between 15 and 74 U.S. employees; medium companies of between 75 and 249 U.S. employees; large companies of between 250 and 999 U.S. employees; and major companies with 1,000 or more U.S. employees. Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.

Organizations on this year’s list that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s 11-year history received additional recognition.

Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least two-thirds of the time in the program’s history; a total of 14 organizations on the 2016 list meet that criteria. Two companies – Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller – have made the Best Places to Work list all 11 years of the program.

The Pinnacle designation is reserved for those that have finished first in their category three or more times in a five-year period. The four Pinnacle companies are Edward Jones (tops in the large employer category from 2006-2008); Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. (first in the small employer category from 2011-2014); Microsoft (tops in the major employer category in 2013-2014 and in the large employer category in 2011-2012); and Sikich LLP (first in the large employer category from 2013-15).

In addition to the May 5 awards dinner, winners will be recognized via a special section of the Indiana Chamber’s bimonthly BizVoice® magazine and through Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick – both of which reach statewide audiences. Additional program partners are the Best Companies Group, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana State Council of SHRM and the Wellness Council of Indiana. The 2016 Best Places to Work in Indiana awards dinner is open to the public. Individual tickets and tables are available at www.indianachamber.com/specialevents.

All companies that participated in the 2016 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.

For more information on the Best Places to Work program, go to www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.

Additional Best Places to Work in Indiana sponsors are: Moser Consulting, Inc.; Comcast Business; Conner Insurance; Eaton; Formstack; Human Capital Concepts; Kings Island; Smithville Fiber; and Trilogy Health Services.

Sponsorships are still available; email jwagner@indianachamber.com for more details.

The 2016 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies listed in alphabetical order, no ranking:

*Hall of Fame companies

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees) (48)
Company / Primary Indiana Location

Accutech Systems / Muncie
American Income Life Indiana / Indianapolis
Apex Benefits / Indianapolis
BLASTmedia / Fishers
Bloomerang / Indianapolis
BlueSky Technology Partners / Noblesville
Bohlsen Group / Indianapolis
CloudOne / Fishers
Community First Bank of Indiana / Kokomo
Conner Insurance, Inc. / Indianapolis
Cripe / Indianapolis
Delivra, Inc. / Indianapolis
Design Collaborative, Inc. / Fort Wayne
Diverse Staffing / Indianapolis
Diverse Tech Services / Indianapolis
E-gineering, LLC / Indianapolis
eImagine Technology Group / Indianapolis
FirstPerson / Indianapolis
Formstack LLC / Indianapolis
Found Search Marketing / Indianapolis
Goelzer Investment Management, Inc. / Indianapolis
Guidon Design Inc. / Indianapolis
Hanapin Marketing / Bloomington
IDSolutions / Noblesville
Indesign, LLC* / Indianapolis
Indiana CPA Society / Indianapolis
INOVATEUS SOLAR LLC / South Bend
JA Benefits, LLC / Bedford
Lakeside Wealth Management / Chesterton
Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel
LHD Benefit Advisors / Indianapolis
Luther Consulting, LLC / Carmel
Magnum Logistics, Inc. / Plainfield
MVO USA, Inc. / Indianapolis
netlogx, LLC / Indianapolis
Network Solutions, Inc. / Granger
Oak Street Funding LLC / Carmel
OrthoPediatrics / Warsaw
Pathfinders Advertising & Marketing Group, Inc. / Mishawaka
PolicyStat / Carmel
Schmidt Associates* / Indianapolis
SmartFile / Indianapolis
The Skillman Corporation / Indianapolis
United Leasing, Inc. / Evansville
Visit Indy / Indianapolis
VOSS Automotive / Fort Wayne
Weddle Bros. Construction Company, Inc. / Bloomington
Wessler Engineering / Indianapolis

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees) (21)
Company / Primary Indiana Location

Allegient, LLC / Indianapolis
Bierman ABA Autism Center / Indianapolis
Blue Horseshoe / Carmel
Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. / Multiple locations
First Internet Bank / Indianapolis
Gibson / South Bend
Heritage Petroleum, LLC / Evansville
HWC Engineering / Indianapolis
Indiana Oxygen Company / Indianapolis
J.C. Hart Company, Inc. / Carmel
Mainstreet / Carmel
Merchants Bank of Indiana and PR Mortgage & Investments / Carmel
Moser Consulting / Indianapolis
OurHealth / Indianapolis
Peoples Bank SB / Munster
Performance Services / Indianapolis
Project Lead The Way, Inc. / Indianapolis
Purdue Federal Credit Union / West Lafayette
Sheridan Community Schools / Sheridan
Software Engineering Professionals (SEP)* / Carmel
WestPoint Financial Group* / Indianapolis

Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees) (19)
Company / Primary Indiana Location

Appirio / Indianapolis
Blue & Co., LLC* / Carmel
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company* / Fort Wayne
Centier Bank* / Merrillville
Duke Realty Corporation* / Indianapolis
FORUM Credit Union / Fishers
Hylant / Multiple locations
IPMG / West Lafayette
Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP* / Indianapolis
Kemper CPA Group LLP / Multiple locations
Magna Powertrain / Muncie
Mike's Carwash / Fort Wayne
MOBI / Indianapolis
Monarch Beverage / Indianapolis
Ontario Systems / Muncie
Sikich LLP / Indianapolis
SmartIT / Indianapolis
The Kendall Group / Fort Wayne
Traylor Bros., Inc. / Evansville

Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees) (12)
Company / Primary Indiana Location

Aerotek / Multiple locations
Capital Group* / Carmel
Colliers International / Indianapolis
Cushman & Wakefield* / Indianapolis
Eaton / South Bend
Edward Jones* / Statewide
Hilliard Lyons* / Multiple locations
Horseshoe Casino / Hammond
Microsoft Corporation* / Indianapolis
RCI* / Carmel
Salesforce* / Indianapolis
Total Quality Logistics / Indianapolis

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