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w3r Consulting 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For In Metropolitan Detroit

Oct 18, 2012

This Year’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For In Metropolitan Detroit Announced By Michigan Business & Professional Association


Aug. 15, 2012, Warren, Mich. — Hundreds of competing companies throughout theMetropolitan Detroit region vie for a 101 best and brightest designation, but only companies with thehighest quality human resources initiatives can be named “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.”

These select 101 companies will be honored by theMichigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) on Thursday, September 27 atthe Henry Hotel located at 300 Town Center Drive in Dearborn.

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 for winners.)

The winning 101 companies also compete 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 elite award winners will be revealed during the luncheon.

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 “Building Your Team to Support Your Corporate Culture,” “Bridging The Talent Gap: Considerations and Solutions,” “Engaging the Cross Generational Workforce” and “Building the Bridge to Success: How HR and Marketing can Dance Together to Enhance Brand and Win Talent.” The keynote address by Lance Richards of Kelly Services, luncheon and awards ceremony begins at 11 a.m.


“This year’s honorees have clearly demonstrated why each ofthem would be an ideal place for employees to work. Companies that capitalize ontheir greatest resource—their employees—know how to attract and retain top talent,” saidJennifer Kluge, MBPA president. “The selection, recognition and awarding of this year’s 101 companies allows our organization to showcasetheir best practices and we are proud to offer them a venue to do this.”

Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For TM is sponsored by WDIV Channel 4 News, WXYZ TV 7 News, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Detroit Athletic Club, McGraw Wentworth, St. John Health System and Staples.

Admission for the awards luncheon and symposium for members is $185; non-members, $195.  Tables for 10 are also available for $1,800 for members and $1,900 for non-members. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact the MBPA at 866-321-1822 or visit

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 now Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2013. Visit to obtain an application.

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

101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

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The 2012 Winners Of 101 Best And Brightest Companie

To Work For In Metropolitan Detroit

A Program of The Michigan Business And Professional Association




A.E. Mourad Agency, Inc.

Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company

Angott Search Group

Applied Imaging

Arrow Strategies

ASG Renaissance

Austin Financial Group, LLC


Barton Malow Company



Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Bridgewater Interiors, LLC

Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services

Brown & Brown of Detroit

Cambridge Consulting Group

Clayton & McKervey, P.C.

Community Financial Credit Union

Computer and Engineering Services, Inc.

Computer Consultants of America, Inc

Computerized Facility Integration LLC


Conway MacKenzie

Coretek Services

Credential Check Corporation

Credit Acceptance

DeMaria Building Company, Inc.

Detroit Athletic Club

DFCU Financial




E&A Credit Union

Easter Seals Michigan

Educational Data Systems, Inc.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

ePrize LLC

Etkin Equities LLC

Express Employment Professionals

Family Home Health Services

Farbman Group

Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.

Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.

Ghafari Associates, LLC

Gongos Research

Grant Thornton LLP

Greenleaf Trust

G-TECH Services Inc.

Harada Industry of America, Inc.

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Health Management Systems of America (HMSA)

Henry Ford Health System

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Image One

ImageSoft Inc.

Inergy Automotive Systems (USA) LLC



Marketing Associates

McGraw Wentworth

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc.

Menlo Innovations LLC

Meridian Health Plan

Michigan Financial Companies

Michigan First Credit Union

MIPRO Consulting

Nemeth Burwell, P.C.

Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.

OpTech, LLC

Orchard, Hiltz, & McCliment, Inc.

OtterBase, Inc

Plex Systems Inc.

Plunkett Cooney

Red Level Networks



Ryan LLC

Sachse Construction

Seco Tools, Inc.

Secure-24, Inc.


Service Express, Inc.



Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. (SME)

Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

Strategic Staffing Solutions

The Epitec Group, Inc.

The University of Michigan Health System


Turner Construction Company

UHY Advisors MI, Inc.

United Shore Financial Services

University of Michigan Athletics Department

US Foods


w3r Consulting


Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Yeo & Yeo, CPAs and Business Consultants

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