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Centier, Horseshoe, other Region companies honored as best places to work in state

Centier, Horseshoe, other Region companies honored as best places to work in state

Centier, Horseshoe, other Region companies honored as best places to work

Hammond's Horseshoe Casino was named one of the Best Places to Work in the state by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Centier Bank in Merrillville, the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, General Insurance Services in Valparaiso, Peepers by PeeperSpecs in Michigan City and Starin Marketing in Chesterton have been honored as among the state's top workplaces.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recognized 125 companies across the Hoosier state as the 2020 Best Places to Work in Indiana. Bedford-based employee benefits provider JA Benefits, Indianapolis-based design-build construction firm Performance Services, insurance brokerage Hyland and tech firm Microsoft took home the top honors statewide.

“Congratulations to these companies for providing the best atmospheres and bringing out the best in their employees,” Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar said. “Their message is coming through loud and clear: It’s all about the employees. All should be proud of the perks, programs and opportunities they offer to emphasize a healthy work-life balance, community involvement and professional development."

Best Companies Group evaluated nominees based on employee surveys and a review of company policies.

“Recruiting and retaining talent is among Hoosier employers’ primary challenges today," Brinegar said. "The Best Places to Work honorees are addressing those obstacles while powering the success of their businesses.”

Horseshoe Casino Hammond ranked third statewide among large employers with more than 1,000 employees. General Insurance Services placed 21st, Peepers by PeeperSpecs 27th, and Starin Marketing 49th among small companies with between 15 and 74 employees.

Centier came in seventh statewide among large companies with 250 to 999 employees. It's the 14th straight year the Merrillville-based bank has been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana. 

“We’re very proud of this recognition, and it reinforces that Centier is truly a special place to work,” Chairman and CEO Mike Schrage said. “We are always looking for new ways to enrich our employees’ lives, and help each individual develop personally and professionally. It means a lot that our associates acknowledge this and feel they are in the right place.”


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