Local companies are among the 100 businesses named by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as Best Places to Work.
Peoples Bank SB in Munster, Centier Bank in Merrillville, Horseshoe Casino in Hammond and Edward Jones, which has multiple offices in the region, were selected as 2014 Best Place to Work in Indiana winners.
The companies were determined through employer reports and surveys. 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.
Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar said this year's contest saw the highest ever number of applicants.
"We have a lot of great employers in Indiana that are providing a productive, employee-friendly work environment that also leads to success for the organization," Brinegar said. "We are happy to recognize those companies which took part in the program and encourage even more companies to join the process for 2015."
Centier Bank and Edward Jones were named as Hall of Fame companies, meaning they have been named a Beset Place to Work in Indiana company at least two-thirds of the time in the programs history.
Edward Jones is one of two Indiana companies – along with Katz, Sapper & Miller in Indianapolis – to make the list all nine years of the program.
The rankings for the companies will be announced at a May 1 awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Winner will also be recognized in a special section of the Indiana Chamber's bimonthly BizVoice magazine and in Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.