The Seventh Annual "Best Places to Work in Maine" Announces The #1 Companies In The State | Business
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Lewiston, ME—October 12, 2012— Westbrook-based Cintas Corporation is ranked #1 “Best Places to Work in Maine” in the large company category. PeoplesChoice Credit Union, located in Saco, took the same honor in the small/medium category at The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Maine State Council’s awards and recognition dinner held last night at the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston.
The assessment process, administered by the Best Companies Group, evaluated each company’s employee policies and procedures, as well as responses from the company’s employees to a survey. In August, the Best Companies Group released a list of the 42 companies who made the cut as the overall Best Places to Work. The program marks the most recent step in a long-term initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout all Maine companies.
The rankings for all 42 companies that made the "2012 Best Places to Work in Maine" list were announced last night to a packed house of more than 450 people:
Large Company Category (250 plus U.S. Employees)
Cintas Corporation, Westbrook
Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Portland
Edward Jones, Eliot
Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc, Norway
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Lewiston
Tyler Technologies Inc, Yarmouth
athenahealth, Inc. Belfast
Hollywood Casino Bangor, Bangor
Small/Medium Company Category (15 to 249 U.S. employees)
PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Saco
Turner Barker Insurance, Portland
Biddeford Savings Bank, Biddeford
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, Hampden
Hall Internet Marketing, Portland
Town & Country Federal Credit Union, South Portland
Machias Savings Bank, Machias
Hurley Travel Experts, Inc., Portland
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay
Plixer International, Inc, Sanford
Mechanics Savings Bank, Auburn
FISC Solutions, Lewiston
Skowhegan Savings Bank, Skowhegan
Holden Agency Insurance, Portland
Bernstein Shur, Portland
Putney, Inc, Portland
BONNEY Staffing Center, Inc., Portland
Kepware Technologies, Portland
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor
CashStar Inc., Portland
Gorham Savings Bank, Gorham
Allen Insurance and Financial, Camden
Maine Credit Union League/Synergent Portland
Infinity Federal Credit Union, Westbrook
MOUNTAIN, LTD, New Gloucester
MedTech Media, Scarborough
GreenPages Technology Solutions, Kittery
PRC Industrial Supply, Portland
The 2012 Best Places to Work in Maine program, sponsored by Bernstein Shur, recognizes companies who have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments. Partners endorsing the program include Best Companies Group; the Maine State Chamber of Commerce; MyJobWave.com; and Mainebiz.
The program also helps companies that want to improve their score. The Best Companies Group’s “Employee Feedback Report” is presented to each participating company, even if it did not make the list. The report summarizes employee engagement and satisfaction data, the "Maine Benchmark Report," and the transcript of employee written comments. The report is used by many organizations to make significant improvements in their workplace culture.
Further details about the “Best Places to Work in Maine” program and the awards banquet can be found online at www.bestplacestoworkinme.com.
Contact Kelly Nelson at (207) 784-5441 or Jessica Palladino at (207) 396-7645 for more information. Media contact Angie Helton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 653-0365
From left to right: Kris Avery, state director of the SHRM Maine State Council/ Eric Green, VP of Operations & Loans/ Shannon Kashinsky, HR Manager/ Luke Labbe, President and Dana Connors, President of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce
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