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West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Named

Sue Voyles 734-667-2005
Jennifer Kluge 586-393-8800

West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Named
by Michigan Business and Professional Association
Advantage Health Physician Network, Saint Mary's Health Care and Mercy Health Partners Named

Grand Rapids, Mich., April 13, 2012 – Every year companies throughout West Michigan compete to be named "West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," and in 2012, Saint Mary's Health Care, Advantage Health Physician Network (a member of Saint Mary's Health Care) and Mercy Health Partners, are three of the 101 companies to be named. 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 by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) on Thursday, May 3 at the Pinnacle Center in the Grand Rapids area.

2012 marks Mercy Health Partners' sixth consecutive win as West Michigan's 101; Advantage Health's fourth consecutive win, and Saint Mary's ninth consecutive year to receive this designation.

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.

The winning 101 companies also vie for 11 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 award winners will be announced during the luncheon. Saint Mary's Health Care has received three of these elite awards over the years, in Communications; Engagement and Retention; and Diversity and Inclusion.

"We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year's 101 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 area companies and is a powerful recruitment tool in the drive to attract and retain exceptional employees," said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president.

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

Contact the Michigan Business and Professional Association at 586-393-8800 or visit to register or for more information.


Based in Warren, Mich., the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA) is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 200,0000 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 & Beverage Association (MFBA) with more than 3,400 members. Visit them online at or

Michigan Business and Professional Association
27700 Hoover Rd.
Warren, MI 48093-6306
(888) 277-6464 *


a.j. Veneklasen, Inc.

Acoustics By Design, Inc.

Advantage Health Physician Network


American Axle & Manufacturing

Andy J. Egan Company

Aspen Surgical

Baker Spindler Holtz, CPAs and Advisors

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Baudville, Inc.


Beene Garter LLP

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Borgess Health

Bronson Battle Creek Hospital

Carson City Hospital


Clark Construction Company

Clark Retirement Community

Coldwell Banker AJS Schmidt



Consumers Credit Union

Crowe Horwath LLP

CSM Group Inc.

Dan Vos Construction Company, Inc.

Deloitte, LLP and its subsidiaries

DFCU Financial

DK Security & Investigations

Easter Seals Michigan

Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals

Employment Plus, Inc.

Ernst & Young


Express Employment Professionals

Fifth Third Bank

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.

Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, Inc.


Gentex Corporation

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Greenleaf Trust

GreenStone Farm Credit Services

Hastings City Bank

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Herman Miller, Inc.

Holland Hospital

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Hope College

Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter, PC

Kendall Electric, Inc.

KSS Enterprises

Lake Michigan Credit Union


Life EMS Ambulance

Macatawa Bank

Marquette General Health System

Mercantile Bank of Michigan

Mercy Health Partners

Metro Health Hospital

Michigan Office Solutions

Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC

Mill Steel Company

Mindscape at Hanon McKendry

MSU Federal Credit Union

Next Generation Enrollment, Inc.

Nucraft Furniture Company

Open Systems Technologies

Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan

OtterBase, Inc

Pennock Health Services

Plante Moran, PLLC

Porter Hills Retirement Communities & Services

Professional Benefits Services

Progressive AE

Rapidparts Inc.


Rockford Construction Company Inc.

Saint Mary's Health Care

Schupan & Sons, Inc.

Seaman's Mechanical

SecurAlarm Systems, Inc.

Seniors Helping Seniors

Service Express, Inc. (SEI)


Southwest Michigan First

Spartan Stores Inc

Specialty Heat Trating, Inc.

Spectrum Health

Springthrough Consulting

Stahlin Enclosures

The Campbell Group, A division of Acrisure

Triangle Associates, Inc.

Trillium Staffing

Trivalent Group

Valley Oak

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Wesco Inc.

Willis Law


Yeo & Yeo, CPAs and Business Consultants