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HOW WE GOT HERE: 10 years of making the list What do a medical center, two accounting firms, an orthopedic rehab company and two law firms have in common? They are all 10-year winners of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky program. These six companies agree that making the list each year is an honor, but there is something even more special about the 2014 program. It marks not only the 10th anniversary of the program, but it also means these companies have won every year since the program began. A lot has changed in ten years, but these six companies have adapted to the economic changes while validating their commitment to workplace excellence.

What does workplace excellence look like? The answer to that question is complicated and differs by numerous variables—from each individual employee, to the industry, to the company culture. However, there are some basic benefits that our employer survey identified as consistent with our 10-year winners: offering a wellness program, a choice of health care plans, the opportunity to invest in a retirement savings program and tying performance to compensation. Although this is just a piece of the puzzle, we are excited to see the trends that emerge over the next 10 years and hope that we will continue to honor the best of the best in Kentucky!

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the Win

What is the most unique way your company has celebrated its Best Places to Work in Kentucky win?

Our multi-year winners share with us the ways they have celebrated their Best Places to Work in Kentucky wins!

Called our employees together and served mimosas to make the announcement of our Best Places win. –Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC

We pile into a party bus and ride to Lexington in April to celebrate being recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky!

One year our win coincided with one of our Conferences where 150 of our clients were in attendance. At our Conference banquet we celebrated with both employees and clients.

One year we announced our win by having a DJ set up in the parking lot and then calling everyone outside for a practice “fire drill.” As everyone came out music was playing and the owner of the company took his microphone onto an impromptu stage at the back of a truck to make the announcement as we unrolled a banner. – Creative Lodging Solutions

– Tenmast Software Company

– Air Hydro Power

We celebrate at our annual Celebrating Our Success banquet for our employees. – Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Following the BPTW announcement of our ranking, we celebrate annually by holding free 15-minute massages twice a month for all employees to enjoy for a six month period. –Corning, Inc.

What ways of celebrating your wins have been the most popular with your employees? The awards usually coincide with the end of busy season (tax time) which means acknowledging and thanking everyone for their tremendous dedication and hard work. We have trivia contests, prize drawings, Wii tournaments, ice cream socials, and team mixers with great food and refreshments. – Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP

We have an annual 2nd quarter Employee Appreciation event and last year we added incentive money to the budget as thank you to the employees for winning BPTW. – Fellon-McCord

The emphasis has been on the employee survey and what our team is telling us. We highly value our team’s feedback and we use the feedback to make changes. – Dean Dorton



10-year Winners: This accomplishment is truly a reflection of our culture of treating everyone like family— whether that individual is a patient, a family member or an employee.

We’ve maintained a consistent focus on employee engagement and have identified that as one of our core values.

Over the last 10 years, we have listened to the needs and ambitions of our team and have worked hard to incorporate those into our culture.

Why do you think your company has made the list for 10 years?

Our culture fosters employee engagement through mentoring and recognition, with an emphasis on teamwork and ongoing professional development, fulfilling our commitment to be the best in rehab.

At Stites & Harbison, we work hard and care for one another. We enjoy working together as a team to accomplish great things.

We have a dedicated and hardworking group of employees, who always put forth their best efforts toward making STBM a great place to work.

10 years by the numbers:


average number of years the highest ranking company employee has been in his or her current position.



average number of full-time human resources staff that each company employs.

average number of hours of orientation new employees receive.


average number of hours employees receive in annual training and development.


total number of Kentucky employees combined between the six companies.



9-year Winners


total number of Kentucky employees combined between the five companies.



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8-year Winners

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business apparel embroidery screen print successful direct marketing campaigns trade show and event planning expertise web design and more

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7-year Winners


Are you called to serve others? To build relationships?

To make a difference?

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total number of Kentucky employees combined between the four companies.

At Trilogy Health Services, our goal is simple: be the best healthcare company in the Midwest. Our culture of servant leadership allows us to establish superior employee satisfaction and engagement, maintain low turnover, and uphold our vision of excellence in service standards and high expectations. Because of this, we are proud recipients of “Best Places to Work” awards throughout the Midwest and one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Best Place to Work. To learn more about our commitment to teamwork, values, and working with purpose, please visit www. workwithpurposetoday.com.



6-year Winners




total number of Kentucky employees combined between the twelve companies.



5-year Winners

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2014 Best Places to Work in Kentucky - Special Section  

This special section celebrates those companies who have made the Best Places list for 5 or more years!

2014 Best Places to Work in Kentucky - Special Section  

This special section celebrates those companies who have made the Best Places list for 5 or more years!

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