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Kentucky Chamber and Kentucky SHRM announce

the 2011 Best Places to Work in Kentucky Presented by:

Small/Medium company winner:

And the winners are... Large company winner:

Also in this issue: • Complete List of Rankings • Kentucky Companies Hold Strong Commitment to Their Employees • The Tools to Spark Change and Move Forward


Table of Contents How We Did It!

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A Congratulations Message from Kentucky SHRM

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Kentucky Companies Hold Strong Commitment to Their Employees

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Best Large Places to Work in Kentucky List

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RANK

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COMPANY

Genentech Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC Edward Jones Independence Bank Trilogy Health Services, LLC Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Senior Care, Inc - Support Center Corning Incorporated Stites & Harbison PLLC Pikeville Medical Center First Federal Savings Bank Zappos Kentucky Family Frankfort Regional Medical Center Central Baptist Hospital ISCO Industries, LLC Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) Central Bank & Trust Somerset Community College ORR Corporation Harrison Memorial Hospital LendingTree Loans* National Patient Account Services Ariva** KPMG LLP Hosparus Appriss Inc. Baptist Hospital East Kindred Healthcare, Support Center Hazard Community & Technical College Crowe Horwath LLP Simpson County Schools Board of Education Hilliard Lyons Neace Lukens Employment Plus, Inc. Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP Sun Tan City Heritage Bank Stock Yards Bank Lexington Clinic

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Articles

Overall Employee Engagement/Satisfaction Pay & Benefits Leadership & Planning Relationship with Supervisor Corporate Culture & Communications Role Satisfaction Training & Development Work Environment

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Best Small/Medium Places to Work in Kentucky List

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RANK

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COMPANY

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Software Information Systems, LLC River Road Asset Management, LLC Creative Lodging Solutions MassMutual Financial Group Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance Fowler Measle & Bell PLLC Kingsbrook Lifecare Center Connected Nation Luckett & Farley Traditional Bank, Inc. Big Ass Fans Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC Air Hydro Power Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC Jackson Purchase Medical Associates PSC Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP Greater Louisville Inc. Benefit Insurance Marketing Bottom Line Systems, Inc. Town & Country Bank and Trust Company Dean Dorton Allen Ford* Sazerac Company Fellon-McCord Somerset Nursing And Rehabilitation Facility Pikeville College Martin County Health Care

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* Only Dean Dorton Ford, PSC, employees were surveyed prior to merger

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Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011

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The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management is proud to be a founding partner of Best Places to Work in Kentucky. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program recognizes those companies who set a new standard of excellence for employee engagement and business success.

How We Did It! Kentucky continues to be a great place to live and work. Kentucky’s quality workforce and worldclass businesses are two of our most valuable resources. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program helps bring these resources together to ensure our leadership in the future economy. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky, conceived in 2004, is a celebration of elite employers who have proven that they know what it takes to create an environment where people love to come to work. The goal of Best Places to Work in Kentucky is to raise the bar among our state’s employers, creating excellence and employee satisfaction in the workplace that will attract talented people for years to come. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program is open to all publicly or privately held organizations, either for-profit or notfor-profit. To be eligible for consideration, companies must have at least 25 employees working in Kentucky.

The Best Places to Work survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG). BCG, an independent workplace excellence research firm, managed the registration process, conducted the twopart survey process, evaluated the data and ultimately selected the organizations that met the criteria to be considered the best. To go through the 2011 assessment process, companies needed to register by October 29, 2010. Part one of the assessment (three-quarters of each company’s score) involved a confidential 76 question Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey (EESS) which was used to evaluate the employees’ workplace experience and company culture. Part two of the assessment (onequarter of each company’s score) consisted of The BCG Employer Questionnaire (EQ), used to collect information about each company’s benefits, policies, practices and other general information. The combined data allowed the experts at BCG to conduct an in-depth analysis of the strengths and challenges that exist in each company. BCG’s workplace assessment experts determined which organizations

Thank you to our sponsors! Thank you to our sponsors!

were good enough to make the list and then these employers were compared to one another and ranked within different size categories. Each company that participated received the BCG Employee Feedback Report summarizing the employee data collected through the employee survey process. In addition to the employee opinion data, the report also included transcribed employee written comments, as well as the Kentucky benchmarking data from the participating and winning companies. The Feedback Report will help each company understand their workforce better and equip them with the information to make improvements. The companies presented on the following pages are indeed innovators and set an example for other companies to follow. As you read their profiles, you’ll see the often unique ways in which these companies are able to help their employees, their businesses and their communities. Visit www.BestPlacesToWorkKY.com for more information or call Best Companies Group toll free at 1-877-455-2159.

Human resource professionals lead the business of people in Kentucky. We know what’s next and what employers can do to be prepared for changing economic and business conditions. Today’s HR professionals guide their organizations with innovative strategies to increase employee engagement and performance in the good and the rough times. HR professionals are the CEO’s strategic partner in creating an adaptive advantage for Kentucky’s employers. Kentucky SHRM, along with our thirteen local SHRM chapters, provides ongoing educational and leadership opportunities for over 3,000 human resource professionals throughout the Commonwealth. We lead our companies and contribute to the effective strategies that impact their organizations’ bottom line. Kentucky SHRM is thrilled to recognize the best of the best in Kentucky. Enjoy learning more about our top employers in the pages to come, and feel free to call on them to find out more about their successful strategies and what they are doing to be ready for what’s next. Kentucky SHRM. Engaging People. Leading Organizations. Advancing Kentucky.

Congratulations to all of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Kentucky winning companies! Jeff Nally, SPHR Chair, 2011 Kentucky SHRM State Council www.kyshrm.org

The following have demonstrated their support of excellence in the workplace through their sponsorship of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Kentucky program.Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor Platinum Sponsor

Kentucky Companies Hold Strong Commitment to Their Employees

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Dave Adkisson

Bronze Sponsors

President & CEO Kentucky Chamber

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is pleased that so many companies in the Commonwealth hold such a strong commitment to their employees. We would like to congratulate those employers who go the extra mile in making their companies one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky.” We, at the Kentucky Chamber, are excited that 44 of the 65 companies to be named the “Best Places to Work” this year are members of our organization. From law firms to hospitals, this year’s list of winners encompasses a broad spectrum of services, and it is exciting to see that such a wide range of companies are helping the Chamber achieve its mission of making the Commonwealth a better place to live and work. In order to keep Kentucky’s economy thriving, we must be able not only to educate and employ Kentuckians here, but we must also entice those from out of state to work in the Commonwealth. Through Best Places to Work, you are able to measure your employees’ workplace satisfaction each year. You can then take these results and create positive measures that will, in the long run, help advance Kentucky. We applaud this year’s winners for your commitment to your employees and to the Commonwealth.

www.kychamber.com

Congratulations!

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT & SATISFACTION SURVEY

OVERALL EMPLOYEE

ENGAGEMENT/SATISFACTION Employee Engagement was measured by asking survey respondents to rank their employer on overall satisfaction and the employee’s willingness to give extra effort to help the company succeed, likelihood of continuing their career with the company for at least two more years, and likelihood of recommending the company’s products/ services and employment.

TOP SCORERS IN OVERALL EMPLOYMENT ENGAGEMENT/ SATISFACTION 1 Corning Incorporated 1 MassMutual Financial Group: The Kentucky/West Virginia Agency 1 Big Ass Fans 2 Genentech 2 Creative Lodging Solutions 2 Edward Jones 2 River Road Asset Management, LLC 2 Kingsbrook Lifecare Center

Top scorers in this category seem to understand that an engaged, satisfied employee ultimately leads to the overall success of the company. Rachelé Nader, corporate recruiter at Big Ass Fans explains, “We firmly believe that all employees add value to the company. We value our employees and strive to create the best environment for them to meet their professional goals and have fun while doing it. It is because of our dedicated team that Big Ass Fans is able to provide our customers with highly engineered products and excellent service.”

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At Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, “making sure our team members are happy, respected and rewarded for their hard work helps achieve the goal of providing our customers with quality care in a homelike environment that is second to none,” explains Keith Moore, Kingsbrook Lifecare Center administrator.

...We firmly believe that all employees add value to the company. We value our employees and strive to create the best environment for them to meet their professional goals and have fun while doing it... A combined sense of individual and team pride is key to overall satisfaction. “At Corning, we don’t just say employees are our greatest resource, we believe it! The employees feel and exhibit their pride in our team, plant, products and future possibilities!” states Susan LaCoe, SPHR, human resources manager at Corning Incorporated.

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re are the 2011 Large Compan

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Best Large Places to

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Rank

Prev. Rank

Total Yrs Company & Location Ranked

Web Address

Human Resource Contact

U.S. Employees

KY Employees

Rank

Prev. Rank

Total Yrs Company & Location Ranked

1

NR

1

www.gene.com

Shannon Burch

11464

38

21

7

6

Genentech Louisville

LendingTree Loans

surveyed as SurePoint Lending

Web Address

Human Resource Contact

U.S. Employees

KY Employees

www.lendingtree.com

Libby Cooper Director of Marketing

496

291

536

381

Louisville

2

1

5

Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC Multiple Cities

3

2

6

Edward Jones Winchester

www.edwardjones.com

Sherri Harbsmeier-Veech, SPHR Regional Director of Human Resources

Denise Wilson Director of Human Resources

323

323

22

15

5

National Patient Account Services Louisville

www.npasweb.com

Carmack Kersey Financial Advisor

35987

356

23

NR

1

Ariva

www.arivanow.com

Avia Graves Employee Relations Manager

500

31

Paul Fultz Director, Human Resources

19856

37

429

371

surveyed as Domtar Dist. Group

Covington

4

6*

5

Independence Bank Owensboro

www.1776bank.com

Lauren Patton Human Resources

252

252

24

10

3

KPMG LLP Louisville

www.us.kpmg.com

5

2*

4

Trilogy Health Services, LLC Louisville

www.trilogyhs.com

John Eckman Vice President, Human Resources

6597

150

25

30

3

Hosparus Multiple Cities

www.hosparus.org

6

5*

2

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Radcliffe/Ft. Knox

www.boozallen.com

Robert Humphrey Associate

24404

80

26

9

5

Appriss Inc. Multiple Cities

www.appriss.com

Debbie Gray Human Resources Manager

308

301

7

19*

2

Senior Care, Inc. - Support Center www.seniorcare-corp.com Multiple Cities

Gwenevere Josey Human Resources Manager

4820

112

27

16

7

Baptist Hospital East Louisville

www.baptisteast.com

Laura Brown Human Resources Manager

3284

3276

8

17

3

Corning Incorporated Harrodsburg

www.corning.com

Linda Whittaker Admin Aide - Plant Manager’s

24000

302

28

21

5

Kindred Healthcare, Support Center Multiple Cities

www.kindredhealthcare.com

Kersten Farah Employee Relations Specialist

43476

823

9

5

7

Stites & Harbison PLLC Multiple Cities

www.stites.com

Pam Keeney Editorial Assitant

558

343

29

31

2

Hazard Community & Technical College Hazard

www.hazard.kctcs.edu

Vickie Combs Director of Human Resources

261

261

10

3

4

Pikeville Medical Center Multiple Cities

www.pikevillehospital.org

Melissa Coleman Vice President of Human Resources

1948

1948

30

31*

7

Crowe Horwath LLP Lexington/Louisville

www.crowehorwath.com

Greg Stump & Steve Jennings Partners

2234

97

11

6

6

First Federal Savings Bank Elizabethtown

www.ffsbky.com

Susan Simmons SVP/Human Resources Director

313

313

31

29

2

Simpson County Schools Board of Education Franklin

www.simpson.kyschools.us

Milli McIntosh Director of Human Resources

440

440

12

10

3

Zappos Kentucky Family Shepherdsville

www.zappos.com

Kristie Russell Recruiter

2140

1107

32

23

5

Hilliard Lyons Multiple Cities

www.hilliard.com

Chambers Moore VP, Communications

1063

624

13

8

5

Frankfort Regional Medical Center Frankfort

www.frankfortregional.com Bev Young Director of Human Resources

494

494

33

27*

3

Neace Lukens Multiple Cities

www.neacelukens.com

Amy Anderson Human Resource Generalist

561

175

14

19

7

Central Baptist Hospital Lexington

www.centralbap.com

Lynette Walker, PhD, MHA, RN, 2419 Director, Human Resources

2419

34

10*

4

Employment Plus, Inc. Frankfort

www.employmentplus.com

Tabitha Stratton VP of Partnership Development

277

25

15

NR

1

ISCO Industries, LLC Multiple Cities

www.isco-pipe.com

Heather Cheek Human Resources Manager

314

103

35

18

5

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP Multiple Cities

Chasity Grauel Human Resources Director

363

244

16

14

7

Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) Multiple Cities

www.kort.com

Paula Lutz Director of Human Resources

268

264

36

27

2

Sun Tan City Elizabethtown

www.suntancity.com

Angela Rieger Director of Marketing

937

534

17

13

6

Central Bank & Trust Lexington

www.centralbank.com

Amy Manning Human Resources Manager

524

524

37

NR

1

Heritage Bank Hopkinsville

www.bankwithheritage.com

Angela Mayes VP of Human Resources

250

189

18

12

6

Somerset Community College Multiple Cities

www.somerset.kctcs.edu

Jill Meece Human Resources Director

349

349

38

26

4

Stock Yards Bank Louisville

www.syb.com

Laurie Blackwell Employee Relations

519

462

19

NR

1

ORR Corporation Louisville

Paula Sissel Associate Relations Coordinator

347

149

39

32

2

Lexington Clinic Lexington

www.lexingtonclinic.com

www.orrcorp.com

Phyllis Jackson Director of Human Resources

1121

1121

20

NR

1

Harrison Memorial Hospital Cynthiana

www.harrisonmemhosp.com

Janice Ogden Director Human Resources

285

285

* previously ranked on small/medium list

HRIS Administrator

Best Large Places to Work in Kentucky * previously ranked on small/medium list

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1

Large Company

Genentech Considered the founder of the biotechnology industry, Genentech has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for more than 30 years, using human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Today, Genentech is among the world’s leading biotech companies and for the 13th consecutive year has earned a place on FORTUNE’s annual list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” In March 2009, Genentech became part of the Roche Group and they have combined their pharmaceutical operations in the United States.

Genentech’s development pipeline continues to grow, with multiple promising projects in the following therapeutic focus areas: oncology, immunology, disorders of tissue growth and repair, and neuroscience. The pipeline includes both breakthrough innovations and new indications for existing, well-understood products that may fight more than one disease. The Kentucky Distribution Center (KDC) is the primary distribution center for all Genentech and Roche products in the United States and plays a key role in our Global Supply Chain. The mission of our 40 employees at the KDC is to ensure the company’s patients have access to our important therapies.

4

Large Company

Independence Bank At Independence Bank, we believe a revolution in banking has to mean more than what goes on inside the bank itself. Which is why our employees and directors committed to build seven Habitat for Humanity houses in seven counties over seven years. It’s also why the Revolutionary Riders consisting of members of the senior management team rode over 3,000 miles to our twenty banking locations raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society and proving their commitment to every employee. It’s doing revolutionary things like this that make Independence Bank a great place to work!

Working Hard to Make Your Company a Best Place to Work.

Proud to be a founding partner of Best Places to Work in Kentucky.

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Large Company

3

Large Company

Stoll Keenon ogden pllc

Edward JonEs

At Stoll Keenon Ogden, we aim to provide our clients with the utmost in legal services while providing employees with the best possible place to work. We believe the two are inextricably linked. Professionals working in an exciting, rewarding, and collegial environment understand the importance of putting the client first. Service beyond the practice of law—to the public, community and legal profession—has always been a hallmark of our culture. We are a client, service and people-oriented law firm. Our clients always come first, which is why we live and work by our mission statement: Our clients’ success is our mission.

Edward Jones is the nation’s largest financial-services firm in terms of branch offices, with 10,300 U.S. locations. Every aspect of firm business, from investment types to branch locations, is designed to cater to its nearly 7 million individual investors in communities where they live and work. Financial advisors work with clients to understand personal goals and create long-term, well-balanced, buy-and-hold investment solutions.

Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011

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5

6

Large Company

9

Large Company

10

Large Company

Trilogy HealTH ServiceS, llc

Booz Allen HAmilton, inc.

StiteS & HarbiSon pllc

Pikeville Medical center

Founded in December 1997, Trilogy is a customer service-focused provider of senior living and long-term healthcare services. We provide residents and communities with a full continuum of services including assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitative care, adult day and respite care. Services are delivered by staff trained to honor & enhance the lives of residents through compassion & a commitment to exceed customer expectations. Our goal is to be the Provider and Employer of Choice in each community we serve.

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for nearly a century. Today, the firm provides professional services to US government agencies in the defense, intelligence, and civil sectors, and to corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen offers clients deep functional knowledge spanning strategy and organization, technology, operations, and analytics—which it combines with specialized expertise in clients’ mission and domain areas to help solve their toughest problems.

We are proud to be headquartered in Louisville, KY with 64 health campuses located in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.

Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 25,000 people, and has annual revenues of over $5 billion. We are proud to serve our clients in Kentucky. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com.

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is a regional business and litigation firm with attorneys in Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, Indiana and Tennessee. Founded in 1832, Stites & Harbison is one of the oldest law practices in the nation and among the largest law firms in the Southeast. Our attorneys are consistently recognized by their peers in leading legal directories. Recent firm honors include: among America’s Top Law Firms in First Tier Ratings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, one of the 50 Best Overall Law Firms in America (Global Research), one of the Leading Law Firms in America (The American Lawyer), a Go-To Law Firm® (Corporate Counsel), one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine) and a Top 10 Growth Firm (National Law Journal).

Pikeville Medical Center, now affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgery, offers more than 300 services ranging from cardiac and cancer care to orthopedic and neurosurgery programs. PMC has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for four years. Modern Healthcare ranked PMC the #1 Best Place to work in Kentucky and 7th in the nation. The National Hospital of the Year, PMC is undergoing a 100 million dollar expansion, including an 11-story Medical Office Building and a 9-story parking garage. Pikeville Medical Center’s mission is to provide quality regional health care in a Christian environment.

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Large Company

Large Company

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Large Company

Large Company

Large Company

Senior Care, inC - Support Center

Corning inCorporated

First Federal savings Bank

Zappos KentucKy Family

Senior Care is a provider of services for elderly residents in independent, assisted living and dementia care communities as well as skilled nursing and rehabilitation hospitals. Our mission is to enrich the lives of the individuals who live and work with us by responding to their unique needs and universal desire for dignity and respect. It is truly a labor of compassion that drives a committed team of professionals at Senior Care. We seek to recruit, hire, train and retain those individuals who share the values of integrity, accountability, and humility, to name just a few. Our goal is to create a workplace which provides personal satisfaction, meaningful work, competitive pay and benefits.

Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. We create and make keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, over 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture. Employees at the Harrodsburg plant are committed to supporting the community in which they live and work through their Community Outreach Council.

First Federal Savings Bank is a regional financial institution with 22 banking centers located in thirteen central Kentucky and southern Indiana cities. Founded in 1923 and headquartered in Elizabethtown Kentucky, the Bank offers a wide array of retail and commercial products and services. We take pride in our superior associates, knowing that they are what make First Federal great. Having the best associates makes having the best customer service come naturally. Every associate is a member of a family team and First Federal is like their home away from home. When all of our family teams come together, it’s like a big family reunion!

The Zappos Kentucky Family realizes that happy employees are productive employees, and they sure know how to keep them happy! Zappos Kentucky Family employees enjoy free lunches, snacks, drinks and ice cream every day. Plus, full-time employees enjoy generous medical, dental and vision benefits. Each employee can give a company-paid $50 bonus to a deserving coworker each month. There’s even a karaoke DJ set and a video game lounge in the cafe for team members to enjoy. Visit the Zappos website at www.zappos.com for great service, clothing, footwear, handbags, accessories and more.

Congratulations to all Corning Employees in Harrodsburg on being selected for Best Places to Work in Kentucky.

Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011

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EMPLOYEE PAY & BENEFITS SURVEY

Pay & Benefits While money may not be the key to happiness, a rewarding salary and solid benefits package makes good employees feel as appreciated as they are necessary. Survey respondents were asked to rank their employer on fair pay for the work performed, overall satisfaction with the organization’s benefits package, vacation or paid time off, sick leave, health care, retirement, life insurance and disability benefits, and tuition reimbursements.

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TOP SCORERS IN PAY & BENEFITS 1 2 3 3

River Road Asset Management, LLC Genentech Creative Lodging Solutions Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance 4 Stites & Harbison PLLC

Genentech is a top scorer in the category of Pay and Benefits in this year’s Best Places to Work employee survey. Jeff Uligian, director, explains Genentech’s corporate philosophy on this subject, “Everything we do at Genentech is motivated by a desire to make a difference in the lives of patients. We are proud to reward employees’ hard work with some of the most competitive and comprehensive benefit packages in the country.” Creative benefits that are developed from employee’s personal needs are what stand out most to employees. Genentech has found several out-of-the-box benefits solutions, “Above and beyond standard benefits, we offer an on-site fitness center, support for legal and family services, child and elder care and retailer discounts to name a few. All employees participate in a generous bonus and stock award program, but a company wide benefit that everyone looks forward to is a six week sabbatical that is earned after each six years of service. Employees use this time for personal and professional development and a well deserved rest!”

...Creative benefits that are developed from employee’s personal needs are what stand out most to employees... As presented at www.American-Business.org, reward structures that are fair, promote professional development and provide recognition for employees’ contributions to company success are associated with higher levels of job satisfaction and likely increase employee motivation. As our top scorers in the category have figured out, it is important to create a pay and benefits structure that are in line with company goals.

Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011

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13

Large Company

15

Large Company

We would like to thank each of our associates for their many

contributions and for making Bottom Line Systems a

Best Place to Work in Kentucky

A bank. A neighbor.

A success story.

FrankFort regional Medical center

ISCO InduStrIeS, llC

At Frankfort Regional Medical Center, employees are given flexible schedules and the encouragement and tools needed to advance their careers. Many employees at the hospital enjoy the convenience of self-scheduling, and there is a no mandatory overtime policy that allows staff the freedom to pick up extra hours. The hospital matches its employees’ contributions to a retirement savings fund of their choice and also contributes an additional nine percent independent of the employees’ contributions. Frankfort Regional rewards its most outstanding employees through gift cards, free lunches, prime parking spots and $500 bonuses. The hospital’s tuition reimbursement program gives employees up to $6,000 a year for continuing education expenses.

We are a customized piping solutions provider that stocks and sells a wide variety of piping materials and custom fabricates piping products such as geothermal vaults, manholes, perforated pipe, Snap-Tite®, complex spool pieces and more. ISCO provides piping solutions for various environmental, geothermal, golf, industrial, landfill, mining, municipal, waterworks and culvert-lining applications throughout the U.S. and internationally. Today, ISCO is a total piping solutions company with more than 300 employees and 25 facilities in the U.S., as well as in Canada and Australia. ISCO Industries inventories large stockpiles of pipe, rents, sells and refurbishes McElroy fusion equipment as well as other fusion equipment; and offers custom fabrication of various piping products. For more information on ISCO, visit www.isco-pipe.com.

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16

Large Company

Large Company

for

three consecutive years!

Congratulations! Bottom Line Systems, Inc.

541 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 401 Crescent Springs, Kentucky 41017 www.onlinebls.com

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Large Company

Heritage Bank has grown from a $200 million bank in 2000 to a $1 billion bank in 2010. Small steps. Big rewards. For you.

The

roots of Heritage

Bank reach back to 1879. For more than a century we’ve been a

neighborhood bank. Today we’re a success story in the world of banking.

strong

HeritageBank www.bankwithheritage.com MEMBER FDIC

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Central Baptist Hospital

KentucKy OrthOpedic rehab team (KOrt)

Central Bank & trust

Central Baptist Hospital is a 371-bed medical research and education center that prides itself on being the hospital of choice for families in central and eastern Kentucky. Awards for exceptional service are handed out quarterly and range from $1,000 to $5,000. The hospital promotes a healthy work-life balance by offering discounted rates for childcare at an on-site childcare development center, and discounted rates for the hospital’s fitness and wellness center. Those wanting to advance their careers can take advantage of the mentoring and leadership training programs offered at the hospital.

Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) is an outpatient physical and occupational therapy company and has more board-certified specialists than any other independent physical therapy provider in Kentucky. We help people regain strength, increase flexibility, improve mobility and reduce pain without drugs or surgery – in short, we help people get back to work, get back to play and get back to doing what they love to do. We’re here to help you on the road to recovery and we’ll be with you every step of the way. KORT’s licensed athletic trainers provide sports medicine to numerous high schools and colleges. Founded in 1987, KORT has over 35 clinics throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Central Bank is a leader in serving the needs of individuals and businesses for banking, insurance, investment, mortgage, and wealth management services. With 500 Central Bankers serving more than 100,000 customers, the bank believes that dedicated community service is essential to its mission. Beyond financial investments and sponsorships, its staff provides leadership and service through participation in community, charitable and educational groups in Kentucky. It has been consistently selected as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky. Central Bank serves nine counties: Bath, Boone, Clark, Fayette, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Madison and Scott through its network of banking centers and online at www.centralbank.com.

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Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011

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Large Company

Leadership & Planning

SomerSet Community College

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Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education that provides accessible and affordable education to citizens of south central Kentucky. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, and centers in McCreary, Casey, Russell and Clinton counties. SCC is the primary provider of college and workforce readiness, transfer education, and workforce education and training which helps improve the employability and quality of life to area citizens. SCC has more than 350 full time employees who provide an outstanding learning environment for the students and volunteer countless hours to their local communities.

ORR Safety started in 1948 with Clark Orr, Sr. selling safety equipment to the Kentucky and Southern Indiana markets from the trunk of his Packard car. From that moment on, ORR Safety began to grow and hasn’t stopped since, with strategically located distribution centers across the United States. ORR expanded its growth beyond safety distribution in 1971 when it started one of the country’s first fire suppression companies, ORR Protection Systems. Additionally, in 1991 ORR opened the doors of its third division, what is now InspectionLogic. InspectionLogic created and supports the premier fugitive emissions LDAR software in the nation. For over six decades, the ORR Corporation family of companies has dedicated itself to protecting people, property and the environment.

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Harrison MeMorial Hospital

LendingTree Loans*

In 2006, Harrison Memorial Hospital celebrated 100 years of providing healthcare to the counties we serve. Once a community hospital, we have expanded our facility, acquired cutting-edge technology and partnered with leading physician specialists to deliver the highest quality care closer to home. Our regional medical center is a locally owned, non-profit, 61-bed facility in Cynthiana, Kentucky. With more than 300 employees, HMH is the third largest employer in the area. In addition, we currently have 16 active medical physicians and more than 100 consulting specialists.

LendingTree Loans is the mortgage lending arm of LendingTree that provides competing offers to customers through a single point of contact. Since its inception in 2002, LendingTree Loans has funded over 200,000 loans. With office locations in Charlotte, NC; Irvine, CA; Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; Indianapolis, IN; and Tampa, FL, LendingTree Loans has more than 1000 employees and delivers loan products to borrowers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. LendingTree Loans attributes its success and growth to providing employees with a positive and energetic work environment while rewarding their hard work and dedication.

Our goal is to never stop looking for ways to improve health care in the region we serve.

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EMPLOYEE LEADERSHIP & PLANNING SURVEY

Large Company

A company’s leadership should ensure alignment of employee values and goals with those of the organization. This is a challenging task which requires integrity on behalf of the leaders and a genuine understanding of how the organization really functions. In the evaluation of leadership and planning, survey respondents were asked to rank employers on their understanding of long-term strategy, confidence in leadership, care for employee well-being, adequate planning and follow through of corporate and departmental objectives, and openness to input from employees.

TOP SCORERS IN LEADERSHIP & PLANNING 1 2 2 3

River Road Asset Management, LLC Software Information Systems, LLC Edward Jones MassMutual Financial Group: The Kentucky/West Virginia Agency 4 LendingTree Loans 4 Creative Lodging Solutions 4 Independence Bank

At Software Information Systems, LLC, leaders are chosen very carefully. “When our executive team makes decisions to move people into leadership roles, many factors are taken into account,” explains Cecilia Wheeler, director of human resources, “Leaders at SIS are challenged to think both strategically and tactically, while drawing on their past experiences to improve overall performance.”

...leadership excellence comes from the melding of leadership skills and planning expertise... While finding good leaders is paramount, the next step is where leadership and planning come together. Leaders must communicate and model the plan to the rest of the organization. Each individual must have at least a rudimentary understanding of the plan and, most importantly, know how they support the plan’s mission and goals. Bob Mason, president of RLM Planning and Leadership, explains that leadership excellence comes from the melding of leadership skills and planning expertise, “I’ve seen organizations with detailed strategic plans that are not communicated well. The plans might as well not exist as the leaders have failed in their responsibility to make sure their subordinates know why they are important to the overall mission.” As the top scorers in Leadership and Planning have exemplified, leadership can happen with or without a plan, but great leadership requires a plan.

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NatioNal PatieNt accouNt ServiceS

ArivA*

KPMG llP

Hosparus

National Patient Account Services (NPAS) is one of the healthcare industry’s largest providers of early-out collection services. Since 1980, NPAS has been improving the bottom line for forwardthinking hospitals. Today’s healthcare executives face growing financial pressures: large numbers of uninsured patients, higher employee co-pays and deductibles, and lower reimbursements from insurance companies and government agencies. NPAS understands, serving more than 260 healthcare facilities in 35 states and collecting on $7 billion in A/R per year. As “Self-Pay Scientist,” NPAS brings the experience and knowledge to provide you ‘More Margin for Your Mission.’

Ariva is a leading provider of best-in-class solutions to meet the paper, packaging and graphic arts needs of customers throughout the Americas. In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, Ariva serves as a trusted partner to companies of all sizes, innovating ways to help them communicate, collaborate and compete more effectively. Ariva is a leader in sustainable paper solutions, with certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC). With 24 locations throughout North America, including its Covington, Kentucky headquarters, Ariva is recognized for high-quality products and exceptional customer service.

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.us.kpmg.com), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 138,000 professionals, including more than 7,900 partners, in 150 countries. At a time of change and growing complexity, our firm is helping our clients improve their business performance, address regulatory change, redefine their risk management structures, buy and sell assets, restructure their debt, and improve the depth and transparency of their financial reporting. A commitment to being a great place to work is our foundation for serving clients with the highest quality, contributing to our communities, and ensuring our professionals have the right opportunities to develop themselves.

For more than 30 years, Hosparus, a fully accredited non-profit hospice organization, has provided care, comfort and counseling for people facing life-limiting illnesses in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Hosparus cares for more than 5,000 patients and their families each year.

* surveyed as Domtar Distribution Group

Honored to be named One of The Best!

Experience HR.

For more than 30 years our employees have provided care, comfort and counseling for people facing life-limiting illnesses.

27th Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference

Congratulations to our team members for delivering the best care to our patients and families at one of the best places to work in Kentucky for two years in a row.

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EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP WITH SUPERVISOR SURVEY Property & Casualty

Relationship With Supervisor One of the most important relationships in the workplace is between employees and their immediate supervisors. Not only are goals and habits passed from supervisor to employee, but traits like attitude and zeal in a supervisor will spread, enlivening employees with a desire to excel. Survey respondents were asked to rank their supervisors on how fairly and respectfully they treat others, how well they handle work-related and personal issues, ability to give constructive criticism or praise, openness to hearing opinions or feedback, encouragement to develop to fullest potential, and trust.

TOP SCORERS IN RELATIONSHIP WITH SUPERVISOR 1 MassMutual Financial Group: The Kentucky/West Virginia Agency 2 Software Information Systems, LLC 3 River Road Asset Management, LLC 3 Connected Nation 4 Edward Jones

The culture and policies developed by a company that support the relationship between employees and their supervisors is critical to success. “Everyone at Connected Nation is encouraged to offer feedback, suggestions, and to participate in every level of discussion,” states Tracie Rotermann, human resources manager at Connected Nation, a top scorer in this category. “Our employees also know that their concerns and opinions are truly valued and we do everything we can to promote open and honest dialogue, from monthly companywide meetings, social events that encourage relationship development, to an open-door policy with all supervisors, who are encouraged to listen and incorporate staff feedback as appropriate.”

... Our employees also know that their concerns and opinions are truly valued...

Mass Mutual Financial Group: The Kentucky/West Virginia Agency also scored highly in the employee survey questions related to their Relationship with Supervisor. Respondents credit this success to “true open communication, which has built strong relationships and a team environment.” Mass Mutual depends on “open lines of communication between staff, management and independent advisors . . . supporting and promoting each person’s goals and accomplishments.” Kevin Collins, general agent at Mass Mutual “conveys his true concern and respect, and encourages everyone to reach their full potential.” As demonstrated by our top scoring companies in the area of Relationship with Supervisor, effective communication in the employee-supervisor relationship breeds trust and better understanding. This trust and better understanding is a hallmark for success in a Best Places to Work company.

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Employee Benefits

CORE Solutions

You gain the resources of a much larger firm – with the personalized service of a local, independent office. And we become your trusted advisor for the long term. Analyzing risk and protecting your assets – both employees and equipment – our teams work proactively to stabilize your business and safeguard your resources.

in a word: different Louisville (Headquarters) 2305 River Road Louisville, KY 40206 Local: (502) 894-2100 Toll-free: (877) 632-2358

Neace Lukens ...an Assurex Global Partner neacelukens.com

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Appriss inc.

Baptist Hospital East

Appriss provides innovative technology solutions that serve and inform communities throughout the country. Services include nationwide programs like VINE®, a comprehensive automated victim notification service, OffenderNet, the largest real-time data network of incarcerated persons, and NPLEx™ a national electronic tracking system used by pharmacies and law enforcement, to prevent the illegal sale of over-the-counter cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine. Appriss specializes in solutions that allow government agencies to manage and provide access to public information. Solutions include NE Crash, an electronic platform for managing auto accident information; and NE Web Portal, access public documents online.

At Baptist Hospital East, our employees like being in the hospital. About 28 percent of employees have worked at the hospital for 10 years or more. Applicants choose Baptist East because of the hospital’s excellent reputation for quality patient care; employees stay because of the close-knit atmosphere and friendships. The 519-bed hospital is a recognized healthcare leader, among the top five hospitals in the state for total joint replacements, maternity care, neurosciences and emergency services. A recognized employer of choice, family-friendly practices include an on-site day care center, flexible benefit plans, and discounted membership to the Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center.

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Another Great Reason to Live and Work in...

Hopkinsville-Christian County

Congratulations

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Kindred HealtHcare, Support center

Hazard Community & teCHniCal College

Hilliard lyons

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-200 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky, with annual revenues of over $4.3 billion and approximately 56,800 employees in 40 states. At December 31, 2010, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 696 locations, including 89 long-term acute care hospitals, 226 nursing and rehabilitation centers and a contract rehabilitation services business, which served 381 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies in 2009 and 2010, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com.

Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) is an innovative, learning-centered 21st Century College. HCTC partners with students of all ages and backgrounds, helping each design a satisfying future filled with accomplishment. The College offers top-shelf transfer, technical, and healthcare programs; customized business/industry training through Workforce Solutions; and lifelong learning options. HCTC is a collaborative catalyst for progress in the Eastern Kentucky region, blending honored Appalachian traditions with diverse global innovations. HCTC employs 270 full-time and 70 team-oriented professionals who use their talents to inspire hope and make the lives of students better.

Hilliard Lyons Financial Consultants provide comprehensive financial services to families and individuals. The firm assists clients with retirement planning, education funding, business succession issues, and trust and estate planning. Hilliard Lyons’ offerings include stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds and public finance assistance. The firm operates in approximately 70 locations throughout the Midwest and Southeast.

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Best Places to Work For more info about HopkinsvilleChristian County, visit

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event planning web services

859.219.2017 www.apscommunications.com

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Crowe HorwatH

SimpSon County SChoolS Board of EduCation

Neace LukeNs

EmploymEnt plus, Inc.

Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe assists public and private company clients in reaching their goals through audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With 26 offices and 2,400 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country’s best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest networks in the world, consisting of more than 140 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 400 cities around the world.

The Simpson County School system is located in historic Franklin, KY. We are a top-ranked learning community that graduates thoughtful, productive and caring citizens who are prepared to succeed in a global and ever-changing society.

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, is a full service insurance brokerage and consulting firm providing property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, risk management services, surety bonds and third party administration for both property and casualty and employee benefit clients in a variety of industries. The company specializes in delivering individually tailored insurance to personal and commercial clients and applying innovative marketing techniques in designing the appropriate coverage for each client. Neace Lukens manages risk, develops and evaluates employee benefits, analyzes the financial health and ensures the future wealth of its clients.

Employment Plus delivers award-winning staffing, recruiting and managed services for light industrial, manufacturing, clerical, call center, healthcare, and other specialized business sectors. Our exclusive Plus Process™ enables clients to quickly find qualified staff to fill temporary, contract, temporary to hire, and direct-hire positions. EP’s unique full-service Recruiting Call Center has industry-focused search teams that help target, engage and mobilize top talent - from general labor to executive and technical professionals. Founded in 1993, EP now operates offices that cover over 14 states across the U.S., and has workforce with over 250 full-time employees and over 30,000 temporary associates who service our client-partners.

Simpson County Schools is a place where excellence and commitment to learning is our tradition! Our community consists of 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, and one alternative school the Learning Opportunities Center. There are 3000+ future graduates and 500+ dedicated, enthusiastic, and caring employees. Our mission is simple...successfully educating every child we serve. This happens with both parental and community support…here we listen to the voices of our customers!

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EMPLOYEE CORPORATE CULTURE & COMMUNICATIONS SURVEY

Corporate Culture &

Communications Corporate culture is the summation of all the things that make an organization unique, and a truly unique organization requires excellent communication across all channels. For the Corporate Culture and Communications portion of the survey, respondents were asked to rank employers on the frequency and openness of corporate communications, willingness to disclose financial standings, ability to generate a spirit of cooperation, and other targeted questions.

Relationships are built on many things...

Like working together to make our communities better. Crowe Horwath LLP takes pride in building value within the broader

TOP SCORERS IN CORPORATE CULTURE & COMMUNICATIONS

communities where we live and work. We support the civic organizations and charities that provide the backbone for economic progress and a safety net for our fellow citizens.

1 River Road Asset Management, LLC 2 MassMutual Financial Group: The Kentucky/West Virginia Agency 3 Edward Jones 3 Genentech 4 Software Information Systems, LLC

Crowe is proud to once again be named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky! To learn more about our commitment to building lasting relationships, visit crowehorwath.com/clients, or contact Tony Brutscher at 502.420.4409 or tony.brutscher@crowehorwath.com.

At River Road Asset Management, LLC, the firm’s founders based their founding principles on creating an optimal Corporate Culture which would, in turn, lead to overall corporate success. “River Road’s corporate culture is based upon the principles of Collective Success, an operating philosophy developed by the firm’s founders. Collective Success strives to create a rewarding experience for ALL of the firm’s stakeholders, including clients, employees, and strategic partners. For associates, Collective Success emphasizes a commitment to family, team building, continuing education, career advancement, shared rewards, and community involvement. Collective Success also places a high value on helping each employee to discover their unique skills in order to achieve both their personal and professional goals,” explains Elizabeth T. Aubrey, human resources coordinator at River Road Asset Management, LLC.

...corporate culture is the workplace environment formulated from the interaction of the employees in the workplace... Top scorers in this category have recognized that their corporate culture is the workplace environment formulated from the interaction of the employees in the workplace. Corporate culture is defined by all of the life experiences, strengths, weaknesses, education, upbringing, and so forth of the employees. While executive leaders play a large role in defining their organization’s culture by their leadership, actions and communications, all employees contribute to the corporate culture.

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Crowe Horwath LLP is an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, a Swiss verein. Each member firm of Crowe Horwath International is a separate and independent legal entity. Crowe Horwath LLP and its affiliates are not responsible or liable for any acts or omissions of Crowe Horwath International or any other member of Crowe Horwath International and specifically disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for acts or omissions of Crowe Horwath International or any other Crowe Horwath International member. Accountancy services in Kansas and North Carolina are rendered by Crowe Chizek LLP, which is not a member of Crowe Horwath International. © 2011 Crowe Horwath LLP FW11892

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Wyatt, tarrant & Combs, llp

Sun Tan CiTy

Stock YardS Bank

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is a full-service regional law firm, with over 200 lawyers and offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; New Albany, Indiana; Jackson, Mississippi; and Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sun Tan City is the largest tanning salon operator in the Ohio Valley region with over 125 locations in eight states. The business provides full-service indoor tanning services and related products to consumers. Sun Tan City was founded in 1999 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky by brothers Rick and David Kueber. In the first ten years, Sun Tan City grew to 100 locations and enjoys both a strong presence in urban markets (they are the leading provider in Indianapolis IN, Nashville TN, Louisville and Lexington KY), as well as rural and suburban markets.

For over a century, Stock Yards Bank & Trust has thrived as a premier community bank. Founded in 1904, Stock Yards has evolved from a small bank serving the Louisville livestock industry to a nationally recognized, $1.9 billion regional bank. Since 1904, Stock Yards Bank & Trust has worked to build confidence among our customers. Our capabilities align well with those of national banks and much larger regional banks, but with the advantage of a comfortable relationship that can only be found at a local bank. We like to think of it as “banking the way it used to be.”

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Our Firm recognizes the relationship between providing a high quality work environment for our employees and providing high quality service to our clients. That’s why in 2010 we created our “One Fit Firm” program. We encourage our employees to adopt healthy habits. We also try to make healthy living fun by organizing yoga classes and good-natured competitions, such as our “Pedometer Challenge” in which we gave pedometers to all participants and prizes to the individuals and offices that “got moving.”

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It’s no mystery why NPAS is one of the Best Places to Work five years in a row.

Large Company

Heritage Bank

Lexington CLiniC

In 1879 a new financial institution was chartered in Hopkinsville, KY. From that humble beginning, HopFed Bancorp, Inc. has matured into a diversified bank holding company. Its flagship entity is Heritage Bank. Despite recent catastrophic events in the financial industry, the success of Heritage Bank transcends not only this economic decline, but others of monumental significance in its 130-year history. Since 2000, Heritage Bank has grown from a $200 million bank to a $1.2 billion bank. In 2000, the bank managed seven locations in five communities. Today the company consists of 18 offices in two states.

As Kentucky’s oldest and largest multi-specialty medical group, Lexington Clinic has a longstanding reputation for superior patient care and leadership in the medical community. Lexington Clinic is comprised of more than 1000 employees and 200 medical providers, caring for patients at 18 locations throughout the region. Lexington Clinic is dedicated to healthcare excellence and provides primary medical care for all members of the family, as well as a full spectrum of specialty care services.

We’d like to thank our employees for making NPAS one of the Best Places to Work for five consecutive years in a row. Their values, dedication and compassion have helped move our vision forward and have made us one of the best in the industry.

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EMPLOYEE ROLE SATISFACTION SURVEY

Role Satisfaction Matching the right person with the right job is as crucial to an organization’s success as it is to its employee satisfaction. The Role Satisfaction portion of the survey asks employees to rank the following: how well they like their work; whether they are given proper authority to make decisions; job security; realistic deadlines; feeling valued as part of a team; ability to maintain a reasonable balance between work and personal life; skills and abilities being used well; and whether they’ve been given a clear understanding of their job role and the importance of that role to the success of the organization.

TOP SCORERS IN ROLE SATISFACTION 1 River Road Asset Management, LLC 2 Software Information Systems, LLC 2 MassMutual Financial Group: The Kentucky/West Virginia Agency 3 Independence Bank 4 Edward Jones

Top scorers in this category have recognized that the employee brings strengths and attributes that are valued in meaningful and productive ways. Tawna Wright, human resources director at Independence Bank explains, “Community, to us, is about working together for the common good of our bank family. In order to continuously improve, we consistently request our employees’ feedback and take action based upon it. This is done with a 360 degree evaluation in which not only the employee is evaluated but they also get the opportunity to evaluate their management. To reinforce the team approach, we hold an annual ‘Five Things’ meeting to find out the top five things that should never change, that we should change, that the CEO should change, and projects we should take on.”

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Total Yrs Company & Location Ranked

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Software Information Systems, LLC Multiple Cities

www.thinksis.com

Cecilia Wheeler Director of Human Resources

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Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC Multiple Cities

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River Road Asset Management, LLC Louisville

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Elizabeth Aubrey Human Resources Coordinator

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Jackson Purchase Medical Associates PSC Paducah

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Creative Lodging Solutions Lexington

www.yourcls.com

Craig Baughman Executive Vice President

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Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP Louisville

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MassMutal Financial Group:

www.massmutual.com

Cindy Elam Marketing Director

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Greater Louisville Inc. Louisville

The Kentucky/West Virginia Agency

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KY Employees

www.whtlaw.com

Faye Satterwhite Firm Administrator

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Shane Carter

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www.mcmcpa.com

Laura Davis Human Resources

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www.greaterlouisville.com

Connie Grosse Vice President, Human Resources

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www.teambim.com

Ellie Burnside Senior Account Manager

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www.internalmedicinegroup.com

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Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance Multiple Cities

www.kemi.com

Jennifer Whitis Director of Human Resources

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Fowler Measle & Bell PLLC Lexington

www.fowlerlaw.com

Lisa Hendricks Business Manager

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Bottom Line Systems, Inc. Crescent Springs

www.onlinebls.com

Lynette Koenig Human Resource Manager

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Kingsbrook Lifecare Center Ashland

www.kingsbrook-lifecare. com

Jennifer McFarlin Human Resources Manager

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Town & Country Bank and Trust Company Bardstown

www.mytcbt.com

Lauren W. Shewmaker Human Resources Assistant

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Connected Nation Multiple Cities

www.connectednation.org

Tracie Rotermann Human Resources Manager

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www.ddafcpa.com

Tollie Miller Director of Human Resources

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Luckett & Farley Louisville

www.luckett-farley.com

Michelle Smith Human Resource Manager

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Sazerac Company Louisville

www.sazerac.com

Kathy Thelen VP Human Resources

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Traditional Bank Inc. Mount Sterling

www.traditionalbank.com

Elaine Highley Vice President of Human Resources

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Fellon-McCord Louisville

www.fellonmccord.com

Kathy Russell Manager

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Big Ass Fans Multiple Cities

www.bigassfans.com

Rachele Nader Corporate Recruiter

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Somerset Nursing and Rehabilation Facility Somerset

www.somersethcf.com

Billie Caldwell Human Resource Director

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Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC Lexington

www.sturgillturner.com

Lana McGinnis

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Pikeville College Pikeville

www.pc.edu

Jim Workman Chief Technology

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Air Hydro Power Louisville

www.airhydropower.com

Sharon Stetter Administrative Assistant

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Martin County Health Care Inez

www.martincountyhcf.com

Beth Arnett Administrator

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Lexington

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Software InformatIon SyStemS, llc SIS strives to be the provider of choice for companies seeking technology solutions. SIS’s nine core competencies include: Server & Storage Optimization, Virtualization, Business Continuity, Network & Data Security, Managed Maintenance Services, Collaboration & Messaging, Intelligent Information – On Demand, Custom Development, and Staff Augmentation. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Lexington, KY, SIS also has regional offices in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia. SIS has been an IBM Premier Business Partner for over 10 years in a row. SIS has also been named Lotus Partner of the Year (2009) and won the first ever Lotus Marketing Award (2010).

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MassMutual Financial Group

SIS has always been committed first and foremost to our customers and in doing so, we seek out the best in technology expertise in our employee base. Therefore, we have to have employees that are highly engaged, morning, noon and sometimes night. One of our best practices is allowing our employees to work where they work best. If not traveling to a customer site, they may decide they can get more accomplished at home. Working from home allows many of our employees the flexibility of working without interruption along with balancing family issues when otherwise they are traveling and away from home quite a bit in customer commitments. It is a practice that’s afforded us tremendously committed employees who appreciate where they work, remain loyal to our customers, and continue excellence in the work they perform for them.

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Small/Medium Company

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MassMutual Financial Group celebrated 51 years in Kentucky in 2010. With offices in Lexington, Louisville, and Owensboro, local residents and businesses rely on us to help them secure their financial futures. Our community involvement through charitable organizations such as United Way and Habitat for Humanity is deeply important to us. Our time and resources invested are one more reason why we’ve earned the trust from so many in this area. Our mission is to raise the level of professionalism of our producers and, by extension, the financial services industry as a whole. Emphasizing high professional standards in our agents’ knowledge, ethics, and experience, we believe that specialized training and education is critical in reinforcing trust with our clients.

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RiveR Road asset ManageMent, LLC

Creative Lodging SoLutionS

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River Road Asset Management, LLC is a leading provider of valueoriented equity asset management services. Founded in April 2005 by veteran investors James C. Shircliff, R. Andrew Beck, and Henry W. Sanders, River Road employs 34 associates and manages more than $4 billion in assets for institutional clients located around the world. In 2010, River Road was acquired by Aviva Investors. Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva PLC, one of the world’s largest insurance groups.

Creative Lodging Solutions saves companies millions of dollars every year with customized lodging programs specializing in long-term, project based stays. They create savings for clients by researching hotels, negotiating rates, and booking room reservations. Creative Lodging Solutions provides additional savings by coding and consolidating invoices for clients, assisting clients with the enforcement of their travel policies, and by actualizing tax savings for them. Creative Lodging Solutions guarantees that no unauthorized hotel charges will ever appear on clients’ bills, saving them even more. All of this adds up to more money on clients’ bottom lines and more time for them to focus on their core businesses.

In order to make a noticeable impact, KEMI takes a strategic, balanced approach to support and build the communities where they live and work. KEMI does this by coordinating fundraisers, awareness campaigns, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year, all aimed at promoting a healthy balance of personal wellness and community service. Each employee receives sixteen hours of paid leave annually to volunteer at any number of local charities, and their corporate wellness program encourages employees to “control their own destiny” by getting active and involved in worthy causes both inside and out of the office. KEMI is the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance and serves more than 20,000 policyholders statewide.

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Fowler is Kentucky’s commercial, bankruptcy and litigation law firm known for finding practical solutions to complex matters. Fowler has built one of the most experienced collections practices in the state, and has developed niche practices in nursing home defense, real estate, family and school board law.

“Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, takes great pride in our employees, and in turn reward our residents with excellence in quality of care and performance. Employees hold a compassion committee for employees facing challenges in their lives. Kingsbrook has a family fun day for the employees at a local amusement park and an annual Christmas party at a local country club. Kingsbrook also gives out gift cards to employees who pick up shifts and offers prize drawings for employees who have perfect attendance. These are just a few reasons that Kingsbrook has a reputation as an outstanding employer and one of Kentucky’s Best Places to Work.”

True to the firm’s rich legacy of community service, Fowler attorneys strive to be “part of the solution” by serving on local boards and donating time to community organizations. The firm received the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for its policies encouraging employee effectiveness through a flexible workplace.

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For the Training and Development portion of the survey respondents were asked to rank their employer on adequacy of initial and on-going training, adequacy of information, equipment and resources, clearly explained expectations for advancement, training or experiences to help explore other possible opportunities within the company, and trust in fair opportunities for increase pay and promotion consideration.

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ConneCted nation Connected Nation is a pioneer and leader in U.S. broadband expansion with a footprint that spans 30 states. As a national non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, Connected Nation’s mission is to improve digital inclusion for people and places previously underserved or overlooked. Connected Nation works with consumers, community leaders, states, technology providers, and foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to develop and implement technology programs that include basic computer training, computer distributions to underserved populations, awareness campaigns, and groundbreaking broadband research and infrastructure mapping. Connected Nation is the largest single contributor to the milestone National Broadband Map released in February. Based in Kentucky, Connected Nation employs approximately 100 staffers deployed across the U.S.

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Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. is a top scorer in the category of Training and Development. Aimee George, director of learning and development explains, “Booz Allen is passionate about investing in its most important resource – its people. We view professional development opportunities as invaluable and believe they are a shared responsibility between staff members and the firm. We understand that professional development comes in many forms, so we offer a host of resources and tools that equip and empower individuals and teams to achieve Booz Allen’s strategic objectives, meet the firm’s standards for high performance, and gain competitive advantage in the marketplace. All Booz Allen staff have access to our in-house, award-winning corporate learning and development resource center,” adds George. “Booz Allen partners with external training providers ensuring staff are able to build and/or strengthen their technical/ functional skills and to obtain and maintain industry certifications.”

...We view professional development opportunities as invaluable and believe they are a shared responsibility between staff members and the firm. ... Training and development of human capacity are key elements of achieving “employee empowerment” – a major indicator of corporate success. In addition to developing the confidence and skill to undertake new and increasingly challenging assignments, team members also need opportunities for growth and development. Employee confidence and capability increase as people gain additional experience in their workplace. Empowerment is no simple, one-time task. It’s an ongoing process that requires effort and dedication to improve working relationships, thereby improving the overall effectiveness of the company. Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011

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Jackson Purchase Medical Associates internalmedicinegroup.com Ballard County Medical Clinic 270-334-3131 Four Rivers Clinical Research 270-441-4606 Internal Medicine Group 270-441-4200 Paducah Endocrinology 270-441-4498

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Luckett & FarLey

Sturgill, turner, Barker & Moloney, PllC

Despite a dismal economy, Luckett & Farley is providing an environment, culture and reward structure where employees thrive. In 2010, the L&F Leadership Institute was launched to develop future firm leaders and respected professionals in the community. Quarterly performance bonuses are distributed and peer-to-peer recognition is rewarded via an on-the-spot five-dollar “Smart 5” for any reason and the [smart design] Award for creative or innovative work, or for special service helping clients. Employees enjoy company cookouts and sharing their ideas freely for improving the firm on a comment card or speaking directly with leadership. Most firm-wide improvements are employee-driven.

Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC is a civil litigation law firm providing legal services to clients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The firm’s attorneys practice in several areas including, but not limited to, civil trial litigation, business and corporate law, constitutional law and civil rights, education law, employment and labor law, health care law, professional liability, wills, trusts and estates law and alternative dispute resolution. A seven time Best Place to Work in Kentucky and a two time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney credits its employees with forming a culture where the client comes first.

Kentucky politics is your business. When close to 80 percent of legislation that impacts your business happens at the state level, that’s too important to ignore. In 2010, our advocacy efforts helped save Kentucky companies an estimated $294.1 million per year. Get involved in helping us create a better climate for business, and get real results! Call 502-695-4700 to learn more. Visit www.kychamber.com to join the fight for a better business climate in Kentucky.

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Traditional Bank has been providing quality banking services since 1902 and continues to serve Kentucky as an independent, community bank. Traditional Bank is proud to support a number of local programs which benefit education, the arts, and help improve the quality of life for children and seniors such as the recent purchase of a lift chair to help Winchester residents enjoy the public swimming facilities provided by their local parks and recreation department. By expanding technology without sacrificing personal relationships, the bank has positioned itself as an excellent financial partner for all types of clients. With $1,064 billion in assets and $84 million in capital, Traditional Bank has the financial strength and resources to help customers reach their financial goals.

Big Ass Fans designs and engineers contemporary 6- to 24-foot diameter fans for industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential settings. Every Big Ass Fan uses an energy-efficient motor to generate air movement in large spaces, providing occupant comfort and energy savings year round. More than 40,000 Big Ass Fans have been installed worldwide in applications such as industrial plants, dairy barns, hangars, schools, lofts and health clubs. Big Ass Fans has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Popular Mechanics and on television networks such as MSNBC and Discovery Channel.

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“With a relaxed, yet professional work environment, wonderful benefits and many professional development opportunities...

...I can‘t imagine working at a better place than SCC.

Air Hydro Power “This year Air Hydro Power is celebrating 50 years in business as a trusted provider of industrial motion control products and solutions. Since 1961, we’ve grown from our founder’s basement to 125 employees in 7 locations serving over 4,000 customers! It’s been a great ride … steady and strong with equal parts hard work and fun! Hardships have made us stronger. We look forward to our next 50 years as being one of the best places to work in Kentucky!”

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Jackson Purchase Medical associates Psc Ward, Hocker & THornTon, PLLc

Jackson Purchase Medical associates Psc

Ward, Hocker & Thornton is a litigation defense firm with offices in Lexington and Louisville. Our team of 30 lawyers has tremendous litigation experience and has collectively handled thousands of cases encompassing several different service areas. WHT has earned the reputation as having some of the most competent and well-respected lawyers in the region. Our goal is to provide results-oriented legal services in an effective, cost-efficient manner. Our staff works aggressively to achieve a successful outcome for our clients. We are honored to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky.

Jackson Purchase Medical Associates, PSC of Paducah, KY represents seven medical groups in Western Kentucky all sharing the same mission and the same desire to provide high quality medical care. The Association includes Internal Medicine Group, RediCare, Western Kentucky Kidney Specialists, Paducah Endocrinology, Paducah Rheumatology, Paducah Family Medicine and Ballard County Medical Clinic. Led by its dedicated physician owners and dynamic management team, the Association is proud of its customer first attitude, its employee focused workplace and its community driven vision to deliver advanced healthcare to the people of Western Kentucky.

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The right work environment can boost employee satisfaction, production and ingenuity, all of which help to make a healthy work environment for employees and employers alike. For this portion of the survey respondents were asked to rank their employers on physical working conditions--things like lighting, temperature control, cleanliness, noise control, and safety.

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education with campuses in Somerset and London, and centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties.

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When I was ready to make a career change after 17 years, SCC was the only place Cindy Clouse that I pursued.” Director of Public Relations

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Simply said, physical space matters. Respondents made it clear that it is infinitely easier to be productive, creative and happy at work in a comfortable, clean and safe environment. Denise Wilson, director of human resources at Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC captures the employee sentiments stating, “At SKO we are proud to provide a great working environment for our employees. We pride ourselves on having a culture of support and congeniality, which at a minimum means a work environment that is beautiful, healthy and clean. Our employees enjoy that our work environment is comfortable, yet a beautiful space to showcase when hosting clients and events.”

...it is infinitely easier to be productive, creative and happy at work in a comfortable, clean and safe environment... Another top scorer in the Work Environment category is Air Hydro Power. Examples of their conscientious work environment design include: • • • • • • • • •

Indirect lighting to reduce computer monitor glare Natural lighting and outside visibility Ergonomically designed work areas Sound buffering technology to minimize noise distractions Big, bright, fully equipped kitchen/break room with flat screen tv’s Exercise room with cardio and weight equipment and showers Low cubicle walls and glass panels that create a feeling of openness and connection Attractive, professionally maintained landscaping Plenty of parking close to the building with regular snow and ice removal

A respondent at Air Hydro Power sums it up, “AHP provides a relaxed atmosphere with excellent working conditions.”

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The 2009 combining of previous BPTW winners, Mountjoy & Bressler and Chilton & Medley, formed Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP, Kentucky’s largest CPA firm.

Bottom Line Systems, Inc. is a unique healthcare consulting company, dedicated to the identification and collection of managed care underpayments and denials for our customers since 1996! We enhance managed care contracts and reimbursement; recover payment denials by managed care payors and improve billing and payment processes for our clients. BLS success is driven by our talented and dedicated associates who enjoy working together and who truly believe in the importance of their efforts and accomplishments on behalf of our clients. Our associates care about our company, our work, our clients and each other.

Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. is proud to be the leading financial institution in Bardstown, Kentucky. In 2011 we will celebrate our 104th year of business. Unlike some community banks, Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. has never been bought by or sold to another financial institution. We have expanded just as our logo, the mighty oak tree, does by spreading our branches and reaching out to other communities.

The firm provides highly specialized tax, assurance and accounting services to a broad range of clients, and offers expertise in more than a dozen disciplines. The MCM team offers exceptional, personalized service and clients enjoy local access to recognized national level talent. MCM is comprised of a dynamic, young team, driven by an entrepreneurial spirit. That spirit is evident in their client interactions, and in the many community oriented activities and organizations the firm and its team members support.

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Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to transforming our region into the idea capital of the world, a place where imaginations and individuals thrive. That same innovative spirit infuses our company culture, where staff pride themselves on being collaborative, flexible, results-oriented, passionate, and above all, fun. GLI’s team leads business, community and economic development in the Greater Louisville region as we work to increase human capital, drive job creation and entrepreneurship, maximize global opportunities and strengthen business leadership.

Benefit Insurance Marketing exists to “improve the quality of life of those we serve” which undoubtedly is the catalyst for making us a Best Place to Work. Our team of professionals takes great pride in delivering our value proposition while exhibiting exceptional work ethic and an adherence to excellence. There is great trust, honest communication and accountability among team members which creates a special camaraderie and a safe culture within our organization. While serving our clients, we also retain an outward focus with Team BIM’s version of “Go Red for Women” and “Pay it Forward,” combined with volunteer paid time off to give back to our communities. We are a proud recipient of Best Places to Work!

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Fellon-McCord helps large energy users minimize risk, improve longterm budget stability and increase control over their cost of energy. Our comprehensive approach to energy management addresses energy price, consumption, asset and operations management delivering lower energy prices, improved energy efficiency and a reduction in carbon emissions. We manage the energy portfolio of more than 100 multi-national clients with a global energy spend in excess of $14 billion delivering energy cost savings averaging 5 to 25. Fellon-McCord supports our clients with nearly 400 associates located throughout our affiliated offices, as well as our corporate headquarters in Louisville, KY.

Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation facility reflects a tradition of quality that began in 1980. The philosophy of care recognizes the dignity of every person and the unique needs of each individual. The facility proudly provides a full range of health care services including short-term rehabilitation therapy, post hospital care, skilled nursing care, long term nursing care and restorative services. Located in Somerset, Kentucky, the team of nurses, therapists, and other health care professionals work together with physicians to create and deliver a comprehensive plan of care customized to meet each person’s needs.

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Dean Dorton allen ForD*

Sazerac company

Dean Dorton Allen Ford has provided accounting and advisory services to clients in a variety of industries throughout the region. The firm has grown into one of the largest accounting firms in the Commonwealth. We have not grown for the sake of growth; rather, we have grown as a result of the market’s appreciation for our approach to client service. We pride ourselves on being large enough to provide expert services while still maintaining the core values we began to develop at our inception, which include personal and timely delivery of services.

Sazerac Company is a family owned spirits company with operations in Kentucky, Louisiana, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland and California. Our Louisville office opened in 2009 following a major acquisition and this team personifies our company values of integrity, trust, teamwork, results, fairness and caring as they provide administrative support services to our entire company including Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown and The Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro. Being named a Best Place to Work in Kentucky is an important step in achieving a key piece of our mission to become “the industry’s most desired place to be.”

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Genscape We create exclusive, timely, and accurate data and intelligence for financial markets. See the Energy for Yourself www.genscape.com/bp2w

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Pikeville College

Martin County HealtH Care

At Pikeville College, our students’ success is at the heart of everything we do. Our professors inspire critical thinking and creativity and, along with dedicated staff members, provide the encouragement and support students need to make the most of their liberal arts education. A Christian institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, the 122-year heritage of Pikeville College is a proud one. Enrollment is comprised of 1,300 students from 32 states and seven countries, with 1,000 undergraduate students and 300 medical students. Opportunities include associate and bachelor degree programs and a professional program through the nationally ranked Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. A Master of Business Administration program is expected to begin in fall 2011.

Martin County Health Care is a 73 bed long-term care facility located in Inez, Ky. The facility opened in 1993 with the goal of providing state of the art care in an environment conducive to meeting ones specific care needs. We provide around the clock care to residents with a wide range of needs. The facility provides skilled, intermediate, and personal care to over 561 residents as of to date. We employee an average of 65 people. We hire Registered Nurses, Licensed Nurses, State Registered Nurse Aides, Housekeeping and Environmental Service personnel and Dietary Service personnel. We also provide employment in our Administrative offices and Therapy department.

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Professor Dineen, Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky has been awarded a $96,000 grant to study Best Places to Work: How “Making the List” Impacts the Strength and Sustainability of Subsequent Recruitment and Turnover Outcomes. Professor Dineen recently partnered with Peter Burke, President of Best Companies Group to gather data from programs throughout the United States and Canada. Professor Dineen will be joined by University of Minnesota Professor Jason Shaw in researching how participating in programs like Best Places to Work in Kentucky impacts organizational outcomes, including turnover and applicant pool quality.

We are Lexington Clinic, Central Kentucky’s doctors since 1920. Your doctors for life.

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Your doctors for life. 1221 South Broadway | Lexington, KY 40504 | Phone 859.258.4362 | LexingtonClinic.com

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