Northeast Indiana companies named Best Places to Work

The Hoffman Family stands with Fred Grote as they receive the keys to their new car on Mar. 18, 2017 during a Mad Ants game.

INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) Several companies in northeast Indiana have been named to the 2018 Best Places to Work in Indiana list.

Five small companies, one medium company and five large company from northeast Indiana were named to the list, released Monday by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. All told, 125 companies from around Indiana were named to the 2018 list.

These top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, holds similar programs in 25 other states.

FULL LIST | 2018 Best Places to Work in Indiana

“We have many tremendous employers in the state, so it’s great to see more and more companies take part in this effort to evaluate their workplace cultures and gain the recognition they deserve,” said Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar. “These organizations come from a wide variety of industries yet they all have a common thread. They continually demonstrate to their employees through their culture, communication, career opportunities, benefits and more how much they value their contributions.”

The winning companies will be recognized at an awards dinner May 3 in Indianapolis.

Northeast Indiana companies named to the 2018 Best Places to Work in Indiana list are:

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees)
Big City Cars / Fort Wayne
Grote Automotive / Fort Wayne
Insurance Management Group / Marion
OrthoPediatrics / Warsaw
VOSS Automotive / Fort Wayne

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees)
Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc (DBA The Rescue Mission) / Fort Wayne

Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees)
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company / Fort Wayne
Parkview Huntington Hospital / Huntington
Parkview Noble Hospital / Kendallville
Parkview Whitley Hospital / Columbia City
The Kendall Group / Fort Wayne

Parkview Health President and CEO Mike Packnett said the health network was proud to be recognized in the list.

“We are honored to have several of our hospitals named among the state’s best employers,” said Packnett. “We are fortunate to have outstanding leaders at all our hospitals and facilities throughout the region. Those leaders and their teams have created a culture that truly values co-worker engagement, world-class teamwork and a dedication to excellence, and I have no doubt those principles led to this honor.”