**May 3, 2012 (INDIANAPOLIS)** — Companies raising the bar with their  workplace practices were recognized tonight at the Indiana Roof Ballroom by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The organization unveiled rankings for the 70 companies from throughout the state that made the 2012 Best Places to Work in Indiana list (which was released February 21). The awards dinner was presented by Comcast Business Class. [![Best Places to Work 2012](files/2012/05/BPTW-2012.png "BPTW-2012")](files/2012/05/BPTW-2012.png) Two Central Indiana companies garnered the top honors. Law firm Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. of Carmel, founded in 2004 and specializing in family law, finished first in the small to medium-sized employer category. Among large employers it was a repeat from 2011: the Microsoft Corporation, whose local Indianapolis office delivers business consulting on software and technology solutions.

At the dinner, representatives from all designated companies were presented with Best Places to Work awards of excellence. Two companies – Edward Jones (statewide)
and Katz, Sapper & Miller (Indianapolis) – have made the Best Places to Work list all seven years of the program.

The top companies in the state are determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. Winners were selected from two categories: small to medium-sized companies of between 15 and 249 U.S. employees, and large-sized companies consisting of 250 or more employees nationwide. Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.

The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 21 other states. “Hollingsworth & Zivitz and the Microsoft Corporation, along with all of the organizations on the list, epitomize first-rate employers because they understand that making employees feel valued goes hand-in-hand with the success of the business,” states Indiana
Chamber President Kevin Brinegar. “We are pleased to acknowledge their efforts for fostering a positive and productive work environment.”

More information about the Best Places to Work companies is available via a special section of the May/June issue of the Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice®
magazine, a statewide publication released tonight and accessible online at www.bizvoicemagazine.com.

All companies that participated in the 2012 Best Places to Work program received 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 Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work program, go to www.bestplacestoworkIN.com. You can sign up to be notified by e-mail when application details for the eighth annual competition
are announced this summer.

The full list of the 2012 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies by ranking:
**Small to Medium-sized Companies (15-249 employees)**
**Rank       Company                                                           Location******
1Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C.Carmel
2E-gineering, LLCIndianapolis
3Indiana CPA SocietyIndianapolis
5Purdue Federal Credit UnionWest Lafayette
6Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C.South Bend
7Somerset CPAsIndianapolis
8HardingPoorman Group, Inc.Indianapolis
9Slingshot SEO, Inc.Indianapolis
11Wessler EngineeringIndianapolis
12Indesign, LLCIndianapolis
13BlueSky Technology PartnersNoblesville
14Indiana Organ Procurement OrganizationIndianapolis
15Magnum LogisticsPlainfield
16Private Fleet BackhaulAnderson
17Jackson SystemsIndianapolis
18Leaf Software Solutions, Inc.Carmel
19Visiting Nurse & Hospice of the Wabash ValleyTerre Haute
20Eli Lilly Federal Credit UnionIndianapolis
21United ConsultingIndianapolis
22Apex BenefitsIndianapolis
23Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.Multiple
24Bluefish Wireless, Inc.Indianapolis
25Katz, Sapper & MillerIndianapolis
26One Click VenturesGreenwood
27First Harrison BankCorydon
28Courseload, Inc.Indianapolis
30Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLPIndianapolis
31Diverse Staffing Services, Inc.Indianapolis
32Fusion AllianceIndianapolis
33The Skillman CorporationIndianapolis
34DSM Coating ResinsFrankfort
35United Way of Central IndianaIndianapolis
36Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc.New Albany
37Finance Center Federal Credit UnionIndianapolis
38MJ Insurance, Inc.Indianapolis
39Allegient, LLCIndianapolis
**** **** **Large Companies (250 or more employees)**
**Rank       Company Location******
1Microsoft CorporationIndianapolis
3Edward JonesStatewide
4Centier BankMerrillville
5Brotherhood Mutual Insurance CompanyFort Wayne
6Ogletree Deakins Law FirmIndianapolis
7Sogeti USACarmel
8Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc.Indianapolis
9Heartland Payment SystemsJeffersonville
10Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.Indianapolis
11Hall, Render, Killian, Heath and Lyman, P.C.Indianapolis
12Total Quality LogisticsIndianapolis
13FORUM Credit UnionIndianapolis
14Hilliard LyonsMultiple
15Cassidy TurleyIndianapolis
16Blue & Co., LLCCarmel
17WestPoint Financial GroupIndianapolis
18Trilogy Health Services, LLCHanover
19WOW! Internet-Cable-PhoneEvansville
20Employment Plus, Inc.Bloomington
21Emmis CommunicationsIndianapolis
22The Capital Group Companies, Inc.Carmel
23Horseshoe Casino HammondHammond
24Union Hospital Inc.Terre Haute
26Hancock Regional HospitalGreenfield
27Traylor Bros., Inc.Evansville
28CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA)Indianapolis
29St. Joseph HospitalKokomo
31Citizens Financial BankMunster
**The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is the state’s largest broad-based business advocacy and information organization, representing nearly 5,000 member companies that employ 800,000 Hoosier workers.**