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Several Carmel companies among state's outstanding employers

They come from throughout the state and across 25 industries. They are the 100 honorees on the 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana list.

In a recent announcement, the Indiana Chamber said that nearly half (49) of the winners are from the small employer category and almost a third (32) are first-time honorees or returning after at least a year’s absence.

Offers Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar: “Best Places to Work in Indiana not only recognizes our state’s outstanding employers, but also sets a high standard for other Hoosier companies by encouraging them to realize the importance of evaluating their own workplaces.

“It is clear that a positive work environment makes employees more engaged in their job and in their company, which is a win for everyone.”

The 2017 honorees represent more than 20 cities throughout the state, with multiple winners hailing from Bloomington, Carmel, Evansville, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Michigan City, New Albany, Noblesville and West Lafayette, in addition to Indianapolis. A total of 200 companies applied to the program this year.

The actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 2 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 29 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.

The 2017 Best Place to Work in Indiana companies range in Hoosier employee count from 15 (SMARI, a consulting firm in Indianapolis) to more than 1,700 (Horseshoe Casino in Hammond).

Organizations on this year’s list that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s 12-year history receive 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 15 organizations on the 2017 list meet that criteria. Two companies – Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller – have made the Best Places to Work list all 12 years of the program.

In addition to the May 2 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 State Council of SHRM and the Wellness Council of Indiana. The 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana awards dinner is open to the public. Individual tickets and tables of 10 are available at

All companies that participated in the 2017 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

Additional Best Places to Work in Indiana sponsors are: Moser Consulting; Eaton Corporation; Hancock Regional Hospital; Human Capital Concepts; OurHealth; and Smithville.

Sponsorships are still available; email for more details. The 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies listed in alphabetical order, no ranking: *Hall of Fame companies

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees) (49) Company / Primary Indiana Location

Ambassador Enterprises / Fort Wayne American Income Life Indiana / Indianapolis Apex Benefits / Indianapolis BLASTmedia / Fishers Bloomerang / Indianapolis CENTURY 21 Scheetz / Multiple Cities CleanSlate Technology Group / Carmel Community First Bank of Indiana / Kokomo Conner Insurance / Indianapolis Cripe / Indianapolis Delivra, Inc. / Indianapolis Design Collaborative / Fort Wayne DK Pierce / Zionsville E-gineering / Indianapolis Eimagine / Indianapolis Emarsys North America / Indianapolis FirstPerson / Indianapolis General Insurance Services / Michigan City Goelzer Investment Management, Inc. / Indianapolis Grote Automotive Inc. / Fort Wayne Hanapin Marketing / Bloomington * Indesign, LLC / Indianapolis Indiana CPA Society / Indianapolis Inovateus Solar LLC / South Bend JA Benefits, LLC / Bedford Jackson Systems / Indianapolis Lakeside Wealth Management / Chesterton Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel Lessonly / Indianapolis LHD Benefit Advisors / Indianapolis Luther Consulting, LLC / Carmel mAccounting, LLC / Indianapolis Magnum Logistics, Inc. / Plainfield netlogx LLC / Indianapolis Network Solutions, Inc. / Granger Oak Street Funding LLC / Indianapolis OfficeWorks / Fishers Peepers by PeeperSpecs / Michigan City Pondurance / Indianapolis * Schmidt Associates / Indianapolis Sharpen / Indianapolis SMARI / Indianapolis T&W Corporation / Indianapolis The Skillman Corporation / Indianapolis University High School of Indiana / Carmel Visit Indy / Indianapolis VOSS Automotive / Fort Wayne Weddle Bros. Construction Co., Inc. / Bloomington Williams Creek / Indianapolis

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

Allegient, LLC / Indianapolis American College of Education / Indianapolis Blue Horseshoe / Carmel Elements Financial Federal Credit Union / Indianapolis First Internet Bank / Fishers Gregory & Appel Insurance / Indianapolis HWC Engineering, Inc. / Indianapolis IDSolutions / Noblesville Indiana Oxygen Company / Indianapolis J.C. Hart Company, Inc. / Carmel Merchants Bank of Indiana and PR Mortgage & Investments / Carmel Moser Consulting, Incorporated / Indianapolis National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) / Indianapolis PAN Performance Assessment Network / Carmel Peoples Bank SB / Munster Purdue Federal Credit Union / West Lafayette Sheridan Community Schools / Sheridan SkillStorm / Indianapolis * Software Engineering Professionals (SEP) / Carmel Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Wabash Valley / Terre Haute * WestPoint Financial Group / Indianapolis

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

American Structurepoint, Inc. / Indianapolis AssuredPartners NL / New Albany * Blue & Co., LLC / Carmel Blue 449 / Indianapolis * Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company / Fort Wayne * Centier Bank / Merrillville * Duke Realty Corporation / Indianapolis FORUM Credit Union / Fishers Hosparus, Inc. / New Albany Hylant / Multiple locations Impact Networking / Indianapolis IPMG / West Lafayette * Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP / Indianapolis Kemper CPA Group LLP / Evansville Monarch Beverage / Indianapolis Ontario Systems / Muncie Sikich LLP / Indianapolis SmartIT / Indianapolis Traylor Bros., Inc. / Evansville

Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees) (11) Company / Primary Indiana Location

Aerotek / Multiple locations Blackboard, Inc. / Indianapolis * Capital Group / Carmel Colliers International / Indianapolis * Cushman & Wakefield / Indianapolis * Edward Jones / Statewide Horseshoe Casino / Hammond * Microsoft Corporation / Indianapolis * RCI / Carmel * Salesforce / Indianapolis Turner Construction Company / Indianapolis

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