(INDIANAPOLIS) — The application period is now open for the Indiana Chamber’s annual “Best Places to Work in Indiana” competition. In its 12th year, this program honors top companies in the state as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.

Companies need to have at least 15 Hoosier employees to be eligible. Out-of-state parent companies are also eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana. Winners are selected in four groups: 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.

The application deadline is Friday, November 18. To apply, visit www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.

“We know there are employers – large and small – in all areas of the state who, as they strive for overall excellence, go above and beyond for their employees. We want to hear from these businesses and be able to recognize them for their successful efforts,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.

The process is simple: Employers complete a questionnaire and employees fill out an anonymous engagement and satisfaction survey. All companies that submit an application receive a thorough report analyzing strengths and opportunities for improvement in their workplace culture.

The Best Companies Group, which has overseen similar programs in other states and large cities, is responsible for the selection process.

The selected companies will be honored on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Best Places to Work awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Winners will also be recognized via a special supplement to the Indiana Chamber’s bimonthly BizVoice® magazine and through Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick – both of which reach statewide audiences.

Program partners with the Indiana Chamber and BizVoice® are Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, the Best Companies Group, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana State Council of SHRM and Wellness Council of Indiana.

The Best Places to Work in Indiana dinner is presented by Hylant. The platinum sponsor is Moser Consulting; silver sponsors are OurHealth and Smithville Fiber. Additional sponsorships are available by contacting Jim Wagner at [email protected] or call (317) 264-6876.

Top “Best Places to Work in Indiana” winners in 2016 were Carmel-based Luther Consulting, LLC, in the small category; Mainstreet, which specializes in real estate development, value investments and health care, in the medium category; CPA firm Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP, in the large category; and Indianapolis-based Microsoft Corporation in the major category.


The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”