2012 Best Places to Work in Kentucky Rankings Announced

  • Genentech and MassMutual Financial Group take top honors

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20, 2012) – MassMutual Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group and Genentech, Inc. were ranked the 2012 best places to work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    During the Eighth Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, presented by Fisher & Phillips LLP, nearly 1000 attendees joined in celebrating Genentech, MassMutual and 63 other Kentucky companies who were recognized for their commitment to encouraging companies in the Commonwealth to focus measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence.

    Winners were selected from two categories – small/medium companies with 25-249 U.S. employees and large companies with 250 or more U.S. employees. The selection process is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey, administrated by Best Companies Group.

    MassMututal Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group, the number one small/medium company, has offices in Lexington, Louisville and Owensboro and serves local residents and businesses by helping secure their financial futures. This is the second year MassMutual has been named to the Best Places to Work in Kentucky list.

    “Communication is the lifeblood of our company. I often tell our employees that you can never over communicate,” said Kevin Collins, president of MassMutual.

    Genentech, Inc., the winner of the large company category, is located in Louisville and is considered the founder of the biotechnology industry. This is the second year that Genentech has been named to the list; last year they were also the number one company in the large category.

    “At Genentech, we challenge our employees to create the kind of company where we set high goals, strive mightily to achieve them and build a culture where people are respected as individuals”, said Jeff Uligian, a director at Genentech.

    The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) state council and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are proud to host the Best Places initiative, as both organizations support the value of workplace excellence as a key component in moving Kentucky forward.

    “As human resource professionals, we lead our organizations and contribute to the effective strategies that impact the bottom line,” said KYSHRM Chair, Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR.

    According to Kentucky Chamber President and CEO, Dave Adkisson, “in order to make Kentucky’s economy thrive, we must be able not only to educate and employ Kentuckians here, but we also must entice those from out-of-state to work here. The Best Places program does just that.”

    For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit www.bestplacestoworkky.com.

    The Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2012 Rankings

    Small/Medium Companies

    Rank Company Primary Location
    1 MassMutual Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group Multiple Cities
    2 River Road Asset Management, LLC Louisville
    3 Tenmast Software Company Lexington
    4 ARGI Financial Group Louisville/Bowling Green
    5 Connected Nation Bowling Green
    6 Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC Lexington
    7 Luckett & Farley Louisville
    8 Traditional Bank, Inc. Multiple cities
    9 Hospice of Hope Maysville
    10 Air Hydro Power Multiple cities
    11 Symbiotix Inc. Lexington/Danville
    12 Pediatric & Adolescent Associates Lexington
    13 Alure Salon and Day Spa Lexington
    14 WDRB-TV / WMYO-TV Louisville
    15 Big Ass Fans Lexington
    16 Kingsbrook Lifecare Center Ashland
    17 Fowler Measle & Bell Lexington
    18 Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP Multiple cities
    19 Greater Louisville Inc. Louisville
    20 Benefit Insurance Marketing Lexington
    21 Unified Trust Company, N.A. Lexington
    22 Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC Lexington/Louisville
    23 Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Co. Frankfort
    24 Bowling Green Technical College Multiple cities
    25 Kentucky Bank Paris
    26 Sazerac Company Louisville
    27 Creative Lodging Solutions Lexington
    28 Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. Multiple cities

    The Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2012 Rankings

    Large Companies

    Rank Company Primary Location
    1 Genentech Louisville
    2 Edward Jones Multiple cities
    3 Trilogy Health Services, LLC- Home Office Louisville
    4 Independence Bank Multiple cities
    5 ISCO Industries, LLC Louisville
    6 Pikeville Medical Center Multiple cities
    7 Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Multiple cities
    8 Corning Incorporated Harrodsburg
    9 Central Baptist Hospital Lexington
    10 Harrison Memorial Hospital Cynthiana
    11 Employment Plus, Inc. Multiple cities
    12 Exceptional Living Centers Lexington
    13 Hilliard Lyons Multiple cities
    14 Stites & Harbison PLLC Multiple cities
    15 Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) Multiple cities
    16 Appriss Inc. Louisville
    17 National Patient Account Services Louisville
    18 Central Bank Multiple cities
    19 Blue & Co., LLC Louisville/Lexington
    20 Crowe Horwath LLP Louisville/Lexington
    21 Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP Louisville/Lexington
    22 Frankfort Regional Medical Center Frankfort/Lawrenceburg
    23 Kindred Healthcare, Inc. Support Center Louisville
    24 Heritage Bank Multiple cities
    25 C.A. Jones Management Group, LLC Murray
    26 Neace Lukens Multiple cities
    27 Somerset Community College Multiple cities
    28 Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc. Louisville/Shelbyville
    29 Baptist Hospital East Louisville
    30 Hosparus Inc. Louisville/Elizabethtown
    31 Baptist Hospital Northeast LaGrange
    32 First Federal Savings Bank Elizabethtown
    33 Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center Richmond
    34 Hazard Community & Technical College Hazard
    35 Elmcroft Senior Living-Support Center Multiple cities
    36 Simpson County Schools Board of Education Franklin
    37 Stock Yards Bank Louisville
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    Friday, April 20, 2012

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