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TIM LESHNEY, GRADUATE OF BLUEGRASS COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND KY FAME TOYOTA EMPLOYEE

YOUR SUCCESS EQUALS OUR SUCCESS

THE 16 COLLEGES OF

THE KENTUCKY COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING KENTUCKIANS

WITH A BETTER LIFE

KCTCS.EDU

KCTCS is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution.

KENTUCKY COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM


CONTENTS What Does It Take to Become a Best Place to Work in Kentucky? Messages from KYSHRM and Kentucky Chamber Winners Hall of Fame/Celebrating 15 Years

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How Best Places to Work Helps Employees Find Their Balance Kentucky Chamber Workforce is Building Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline The Differentiator

Best Small Places to Work in Kentucky All Star Purchasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AMR Management Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ARGI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associations International, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bim Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Budget For the People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clinical BehaviorAnalysis (CBA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connected Nation, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diversified Automation, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fahe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Information Systems, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hardin County Water Systems District No. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Integrity IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jewish Hospital Shelbyville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KECH, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kentucky Educational Development Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingdom Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KLH Engineers, PSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lexington Habitat for Humanity, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marine Solutions, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Massage Envy Lexington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medical Center Jewish Northeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medical Center Jewish South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Metro United Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middleton Reutlinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mirazon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NetGain Technologies, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peel & Holland, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . People Plus, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peoples Exchange Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PharmaCord, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RunSwitch Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SIS A Converge Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STOBER Drives, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strothman and Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Town & Country Bank and Trust Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tri-Arrows Aluminum Incorporated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unified Trust Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Volta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ward, Hocker & Thornton PLLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wehr Constructors,Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Best Medium Places to Work in Kentucky Air Hydro Power, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associates in Pediatric Therapy LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue & Co., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bottom Line Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bourbon Community Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLARK Material Handling Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commonwealth Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dean Dorton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flaget Memorial Hospital, CHI Saint Joseph Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forcht Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison Memorial Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harshaw Trane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heritage Bank USA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houchens Insurance Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Independence Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISCO Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kentucky Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L&N Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisville Tile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MassMutual Midwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Material Handling Systems,Inc............................................................ MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Park Community Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . US WorldMeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WDRB Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winterwood Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Best Large Places to Work in Kentucky Aerotek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appriss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooksource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Bank & Trust Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corning Incorporated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edward Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Envoy Mortgage, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Farm Credit Mid-America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frankfort Regional Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Galen College of Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Genetech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gray Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. ® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Kentucky American Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Long John Silver’s, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musselman Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neustar, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Novelis Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parallon- Louisville Specialty Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Republic Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center . . . . . . . . Senture, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steptoe & Johnson PLLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total Quality Logistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V-Soft Consulting Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valvoline Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WellCare of Kentucky, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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What Does It Take to Become a Best Place to Work in Kentucky? Determine eligibility • • • • •

Be a publicly- or privately-held business Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or a government entity Have a facility in the state of Kentucky Have a minimum of 15 full-time or part-time employees working in Kentucky Must be in business a minimum of one year

Register for the survey process • Registration for the survey process is open between August and October.

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Compiling the results • Experts conduct an in-depth analysis of the assessment results to determine if a company has what it takes to be the best.

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Making the list • Each January, participating companies are notified whether or not they made the list of 100 companies.

Feedback • Participating companies receive a feedback report with detailed data (including an employee demographic report, employee comments report, employee benchmark report, and employer benchmark summary).

Adjust and grow • Regardless of whether or not they made the list, participating companies use their survey results to drive change within their organization.

Celebrate • Each April our 100 winning companies gather together for a celebration dinner where their rankings are announced. For more information or to be added to our communication list for the 2020 program, visit us online at www.bestplacestoworkky.com

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We are excited to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of 100 companies who have set the standard for creating positive working environments. As president of the Kentucky Chamber, I am pleased so many Kentucky employers hold such a strong commitment to their employees. I am especially pleased that 62 of the 100 companies named a “Best Places to Work” this year are members of the Kentucky Chamber. From banks, to colleges, to health care facilities and manufactures, from all corners of the state, this year’s list of winners represent a broad cross-section of industries. In order to make Kentucky’s economy thrive, we must be able to not only educate and employ Kentuckians here, but we also must attract those from out of state to want to work here. The Best Places program provides your company with a tool to measure workplace satisfaction each year.

Dave Adkisson President & CEO, Kentucky Chamber www.kychamber.com

The Kentucky Chamber is proud to offer the Best Places to Work in Kentucky program – it provides a perfect venue to celebrate the companies who are doing their part to make the Commonwealth a great place to live and work. We strive to do our part for Kentucky businesses year round in the halls of our Capitol and from our Frankfort headquarters. The Kentucky Chamber works each day to unite business and advance Kentucky through advocacy, providing current economic data and business education programs. We thank you for your participation in the Best Places initiative and congratulate you on your efforts!

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 employers who set an exemplary standard of excellence for both employee engagement and business success. 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. HR professionals are the CEO’s strategic partner in creating an adaptive advantage for Kentucky’s employers. Kentucky SHRM, along with our 13 local SHRM chapters, provides ongoing educational and leadership opportunities for over 2,700 human resource professionals throughout the Commonwealth. We lead our organizations and contribute to the effective strategies that impact the 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 2019 Best Places to Work in Kentucky winning companies!

J. Scott McGarvey 2018-2019 Chair, Kentucky SHRM State Council www.kyshrm.org

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“Every day’s a great day when you love where you work.” Congratulations, Harrison Memorial Hospital, on being named one of Kentucky’s Best Places To Work 2019

Bettering L ives OF OUR OWNERS, TEAM MEMBERS, AND BUSINESS PARTNERS.

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W I N N E R S H A L L O F FA M E 15-YEAR WINNERS We are proud of the following companies that have made the list yearly since the program began in 2005.

14-YEAR WINNERS Bim Group Edward Jones

13-YEAR WINNERS Frankfort Regional Medical Center MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP

12-YEAR WINNERS Central Bank & Trust Co. Parallon-Louisville Specialty Center

11-YEAR WINNERS Air Hydro Power, Inc. Corning Incorporated Independence Bank

10-YEAR WINNER Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

9-YEAR WINNERS Genentech Harrison Memorial Hospital Heritage Bank USA, Inc.

8-YEAR WINNERS Appriss ARGI Blue & Co., LLC Connected Nation, Inc. ISCO Industries Kentucky Bank SIS A Coverage Company Town & Country Bank and Trust Company WDRB Media

7-YEAR WINNERS Associations International, LLC Bottom Line Systems CSI Farm Credit Mid-America Harshaw Trane Integrity IT Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® Park Community Credit Union People Plus, Inc. Total Quality Logistics Unified Trust Company

6-YEAR WINNERS Aerotek Houchens Insurance Group Neustar, Inc Ward, Hocker & Thornton PLLC

Join us in welcoming the following companies who have made the list for 5 years: AMR Management Services Forcht Bank Kentucky American Water NetGain Technologies, LLC Winterwood Inc.

Our 10-year winner for 2019 answers the question: “Why do you think your company has made the list for 10 years?” Founder Ed Booz said it best: “Start with character.” Our team understands that and they know relationships matter. Booz Allen invests in its staff from day one and frequent communications from both corporate leaders and the local leadership team reinforce a sense of teamwork and community. Booz Allen innovates not only for our clients, but also for our staff, with industry-leading people programs. With this foundation and a solid commitment to living the Booz Allen values, we can focus on solving the client’s toughest problems.

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CELEBRATING YEARS Fifteen years ago, 550 attendees from across the Commonwealth gathered at the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa to celebrate the inaugural Best Places to Work in Kentucky winners. That year, 35 companies were ranked between two categories: medium-sized companies of 25-199 employees and large-sized companies of 200 employees or more. This year, nearly 1,300 attendees will gather in Heritage Hall at the Lexington Center to celebrate 100 companies that will be ranked between three categories: small (15-149 employees), medium (150-499), and large (500+). Although the numbers and exposure have grown throughout the 15 years of the program, several things have not changed: Best Companies Group has continued to manage the survey process; the KYSHRM Council and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce have continuously partnered on this event; and two of our original winning companies have made the list every single year — Dean Dorton and KORT.

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01 Rank: #1 Previous Rank: 3 # of Years Ranked: 6 Company Name: Ward, Hocker & Thornton PLLC Primary Location: Lexington/Louisville Industry: Legal Web Address: www.whtlaw.com Survey Administrator: Allison Saxton, Administrative and Marketing Manager # of U.S. Employees: 56 # of KY Employees: 56 Company Executive: Gregg Thornton Profile: At Ward, Hocker & Thornton, our attorneys understand the unique challenges our clients face, and we work aggressively to find the most cost-effective and timely solutions possible. No problem is too great or too small. We deliver personalized legal services and outstanding representation to a range of clients – from individuals to corporations, from insurance carriers to self-insured corporations. We focus on one thing: results.

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Rank: #2 Previous Rank: 1 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Peel & Holland, Inc. Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Insurance - Non-Healthcare Web Address: www.peelholland.com Survey Administrator: Eric Stuber, Chief Operating Officer # of U.S. Employees: 58 # of KY Employees: 58 Company Executive: Roy Riley Profile: Our clients want to be confident they are protected. They have a lot to lose and because they aren’t insurance experts, they are uncertain that their family or organization has the right insurance program in place. We understand that managing risk and understanding your insurance needs in today’s complex world can be confusing. This is why our team is compromised of specialists who can advise our clients, whatever their insurance need may be.

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Rank: #3 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Kentucky Educational Development Corporation Primary Location: Ashland/Lexington Industry: Education Web Address: www.kedc.org Survey Administrator: Terri White, Executive Assistant # of U.S. Employees: 36 # of KY Employees: 36 Company Executive: Nancy Hutchinson Profile: The Kentucky Educational Development Corporation provides support and adds value to our member K-12 school districts through a united spirit of cooperation and innovation. With 64 member districts statewide and over 50 years of service KEDC is Kentucky’s oldest and largest educational cooperative.

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Rank: #4 Previous Rank: 4 # of Years Ranked: 8 Company Name: SIS A Coverge Company Primary Location: Lexington/Louisville Industry: Technology Web Address: www.thinksis.com Survey Administrator: Candace French, HR Director # of U.S. Employees: 116 # of KY Employees: 62 Company Executive: Steve Sigg Profile: SIS, A Converge Company, offers worldclass capabilities in data center, cloud, and managed services; enabling companies to leverage technology to streamline operations, enhance profitability, and create a strong foundation for future growth. Our teams solve challenges and design solutions, leaving more time for clients to devote resources to core business strategies. SIS’ proven methodology, experienced professionals and innovative technologies provide the highest quality of IT services to more than 1,300 clients.

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Rank: #5 Previous Rank: 5 # of Years Ranked: 8 Company Name: ARGI Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Financial Services Web Address: www.argi.net Survey Administrator: Lauren Seaman, HR Manager # of U.S. Employees: 146 # of KY Employees: 128 Company Executive: Joe Reeves Profile: ARGI’s team of focused professionals help businesses, corporate executives and their families find financial clarity through a suite of services: comprehensive financial planning, investment management, estate planning, CFO & accounting services, tax services, corporate benefits education, financial wellness programs, 401(k) management & consulting services, and insurance solutions.

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Rank: #6 Previous Rank: 7 # of Years Ranked: 8 Company Name: Connected Nation, Inc. Primary Location: Bowling Green Industry: Non-Profit Web Address: www.connectednation.org Survey Administrator: Mandi Thomas, Human Resources Manager # of U.S. Employees: 18 # of KY Employees: 18 Company Executive: Tom Ferree Profile: Connected Nation is a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization that develops and implements strategies to close digital equity gaps and improve digital skills in communities across the United States. We’re an employer that attracts talent by encouraging creativity, teamwork, and innovation while providing a top-notch benefits package, work-at-home-opportunities, and a positive, proactive company culture.

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Rank: #7 Previous Rank: 2 # of Years Ranked: 14 Company Name: Bim Group Primary Location: Lexington Industry: Insurance - Non-Healthcare Web Address: www.bimgroup.us Survey Administrator: Heather Taylor, Director of Employee Benefit Services # of U.S. Employees: 28 # of KY Employees: 28 Company Executive: L. Briggs Cochran Profile: Since its founding in 1980, Bim Group has grown into the region’s recognized market leader for employee benefits consulting. Bim Group currently serves over 450 employer clients that provide benefits to more than 70,000 employees. For employers sponsoring a health & welfare plan, Bim Group provides a full scope of professional services and resources that are customized to each client’s needs and delivered by a dedicated team of professionals.

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Rank: #8 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Global Information Systems, LLC Primary Location: Lexington Industry: Technology Web Address: www.globalinformationsystems.com Survey Administrator: Fred Spickler, President # of U.S. Employees: 105 # of KY Employees: 24 Company Executive: Fred Spickler Profile: Our servant-leader, collaborative team oriented corporate culture, coupled with our comprehensive benefits package, including additional benefits such as a wellness program to foster good health and lower insurance premiums, flexible schedules and telecommuting, 401k with immediate eligibility and immediate employer match, company contribution to health savings accounts and more, truly make Global Information Systems, LLC the “best” place to work.

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Rank: #9 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Wehr Constructors, Inc. Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Construction Web Address: wehrconstructors.com Survey Administrator: Katrina Dietrich, Human Resources Manager # of U.S. Employees: 119 # of KY Employees: 92 Company Executive: Dale Berry Profile: The Mission of Wehr Constructors is to build upon the strongest of foundations in our faith, our projects and the people we serve with unmatched integrity and dedication. One Company. One Team. One Family. Building relationships… and buildings since 1945.

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Rank: #11 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Medical Center Jewish South Primary Location: Shepherdsville Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: www.kentuckyonehealth.org Survey Administrator: Bobbi Smith, Sr. Human Resources Business Partner # of U.S. Employees: 109 # of KY Employees: 109 Company Executive: Dorie Shelburne Profile: KentuckyOne Health’s Louisville Region includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers and specialty institutes. Our facilities provide patients in the Greater Louisville Area with broad spectrum patient care services. All the Louisville Region facilities are committed to continuing the legacy of care that has been provided for over a century.


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Rank: #12 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Volta Primary Location: Frankfort/Louisville Industry: Technology Web Address: www.voltainc.com Survey Administrator: Shana Watson, Director of HR and Operations # of U.S. Employees: 24 # of KY Employees: 24 Company Executive: Marshall Butler Profile: Volta is a technology solutions provider who helps our customers leverage technology to obtain a competitive advantage. We provide a range of server, storage, management, and security options to fit any and all needs. We excel in helping our clients to get the right solution for their needs, which often ends up saving them money and time.

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Rank: #13 Previous Rank: 15 # of Years Ranked: 4 Company Name: Middleton Reutlinger Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Legal Web Address: www.middletonlaw.com Survey Administrator: Penny Wellman, Client and Business Operations Manager # of U.S. Employees: 98 # of KY Employees: 98 Company Executive: Hank Alford Profile: “The culture at Middleton Reutlinger is outstanding,” said Hank Alford, Managing Director of Middleton Reutlinger, “We strive every day to make sure our team members are satisfied with their working environment, are appropriately challenged to grow professionally and understand that they are truly valued. In turn, they enthusiastically provide the very finest service to our valued clients.”

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Rank: #14 Previous Rank: 27 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Metro United Way Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Nonprofit - Health & Human Services Web Address: metrounitedway.org Survey Administrator: Mary Gwynne Dougherty, Vice President, Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 73 # of KY Employees: 73 Company Executive: Theresa Reno-Weber Profile: It’s an honor to be named one of the Best Places to Work in 2019 – again! As a repeat winner, we are humbled, but not surprised! Our love and dedication to serve this community emanates from within our historic building to our tremendous community. We know we have a special calling and a special thing going here at MUW.

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Rank: #15 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Medical Center Jewish Northeast Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: www.kentuckyonehealth.org Survey Administrator: Bobbi Smith, Sr. Human Resources Business Partner # of U.S. Employees: 17 # of KY Employees: 17 Company Executive: Dorie Shelburne Profile: KentuckyOne Health’s Louisville Region includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers and specialty institutes. Our facilities provide patients in the Greater Louisville Area with broad spectrum patient care services. All the Louisville Region facilities are committed to continuing the legacy of care that has been provided for over a century.

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Rank: #16 Previous Rank: 19 # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: Fahe Primary Location: Berea/Lexington Industry: Non-Profit Web Address: www.fahe.org Survey Administrator: Norma Edwards,Vice President of Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 50 # of KY Employees: 50 Company Executive: James King Profile: Fahe’s Network of local leaders and partners builds communities and economies that work. We have cultivated the deepest reaching platform to connect investment to boots on the ground leadership throughout one of the most difficult places to serve in the country. Our Network builds resilient communities through our multi-tiered commitments to housing, education, health and well-being, economic opportunity, and well-resourced leadership.

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Rank: #17 Previous Rank: 12 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Budget For The People Primary Location: Muldraugh/Radcliff Industry: Retail Web Address: www.TonySaysYes.com Survey Administrator: Lou Ramirez, Sales # of U.S. Employees: 46 # of KY Employees: 46 Company Executive: Tony Malito Profile: Budget For The People is a Best Place To Work that provides employees a fun, family oriented environment while helping the community with solutions to their automotive transportation needs. Budget Provides a Unique opportunity for its employees to maximize their potential with the ease of being able to be themselves.

Rank: #18 Previous Rank: 36 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: People Plus, Inc Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Staffing Web Address: www.peopleplusinc.com Survey Administrator: Amanda Huddleston, Executive VP # of U.S. Employees: 23 # of KY Employees: 23 Company Executive: Amy Sanderson Profile: People Plus, Inc, a Kentucky-based fullservice provider of workforce and recruitment services, has always said the motto that “everyone that works for us should be better for having done so”. Being named a Best Place to Work in Kentucky helps us know that we not only say our motto...we live it. For 30 years, it has been an honor to work with so many Kentucky employers and employees everyday.

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Rank: #19 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: PharmaCord, LLC Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Life Science/Biotechnology Web Address: www.pharmacord.com Survey Administrator: Cynthia Padgett,VP Commercial Operations # of U.S. Employees: 47 # of KY Employees: 47 Company Executive: Nitin Sahney Profile: One of the region’s most rapidly growing healthcare companies, PharmaCord recognizes the correlation between the development of its employees and the growth of its business. Since 2017, this Louisville-based company has cultivated a culture centered on 3 core facets - growth, transparency and collaboration – in creating an environment in which its colleagues are truly passionate about the work they do in supporting patients.

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Rank: #21 Previous Rank: 31 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Marine Solutions, Inc. Primary Location: Nicholasville Industry: Engineering Web Address: www.MSImarinesolutions.com Survey Administrator: Blair Kearns, Marketing Coordinator # of U.S. Employees: 73 # of KY Employees: 41 Company Executive: Amy Wilkins Profile: Marine Solutions is a specialized construction and engineering firm focused on building and maintaining waterfront, hydraulic, navigation, and bridge structures. We offer engineering services related to each phase of the building and maintenance process including initial project planning, design, construction, monitoring, and repairs.

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Rank: #20 Previous Rank: 2 (last ranked in 2017) # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: Mirazon Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Technology Web Address: www.mirazon.com Survey Administrator: Leah Weisman, Marketing Manager # of U.S. Employees: 44 # of KY Employees: 42 Company Executive: Craig Stein Profile: From humble beginnings in 2000 as a company of four enterprising IT engineers to a multi-year winner of Best Place to Work in both Greater Louisville and Kentucky, Mirazon is known for its commitment to excellence and talented staff. Mirazon’s four founders strove to start a company for engineers, by engineers, which led to a flexible and laid-back work environment that’s focused on doing right by the client.

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Rank: #22 Previous Rank: 16 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Diversified Automation, Inc Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Engineering Web Address: www.diversified-automation.com Survey Administrator: Chrissy Rogers, Director of Human Capital # of U.S. Employees: 144 # of KY Employees: 84 Company Executive: Tony Young Profile: Diversified Automation Inc (DAI) are automation experts in the Express Parcel shipping industry. We are a full-service integrator of material handling automation applications, specializing in controls and software and many different sized turn-key full system projects.

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Rank: #23 Previous Rank: 9 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: Integrity IT Primary Location: Lexington Industry: Technology Web Address: www.integrityky.com Survey Administrator: Bryan Pryor, VP # of U.S. Employees: 29 # of KY Employees: 29 Company Executive: Phillip Miller Profile: Integrity IT is a full-service technology solutions provider offering the services and support businesses need to excel in today’s ever-changing digital world. Our core values are the foundation of our success, allowing us to build strong IT partnerships with clients throughout a variety of industries. We provide world-class service, relentlessly pursue accountability, approach every goal with unwavering tenacity to form long-lasting relationships.

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Rank: #24 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Clinical Behavior Analysis (CBA) Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: www.cbacares.com Survey Administrator: Stephen Foreman, Executive Business Director # of U.S. Employees: 64 # of KY Employees: 64 Company Executive: Jason Simmons Profile: CBA is comprised of the highest caliber of employees who care for the most vulnerable of populations. CBA is a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services specializing in community and center-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury, and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities exhibiting significant challenging behaviors and skill deficits.

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Rank: #25 Previous Rank: 32 # of Years Ranked: 4 Company Name: Lexington Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Primary Location: Lexington Industry: Nonprofit - Health & Human Services Web Address: www.lexhabitat.org Survey Administrator: Clinton Morris, Human Resources Administrator # of U.S. Employees: 65 # of KY Employees: 65 Company Executive: Rachel Childress Profile: Lexington Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Lexington Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.


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Rank: #26 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: KLH Engineers, PSC Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Engineering Web Address: www.klhengrs.com Survey Administrator: Amanda Tavernelli, Talent Acquisition Manager # of U.S. Employees: 105 # of KY Employees: 98 Company Executive: Robert Heil Profile: KLH Engineers is nationally ranked among the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology engineering firms. As a leader in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, KLH employs cutting-edge technology to deliver innovative solutions. KLH is licensed in all 50 states and serves the civic, commercial, education, healthcare and retail markets.

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Rank: #27 Previous Rank: 10 # of Years Ranked: 5 Company Name: AMR Management Services Primary Location: Lexington Industry: Association Management Web Address: www.amrms.com Survey Administrator: Jennifer Taylor, Director of HR # of U.S. Employees: 81 # of KY Employees: 63 Company Executive: Nick Ruffin Profile: AMR is an accredited association management company (AMC) providing a wide range of professional services to trade associations, individual member organizations, and foundations through core service areas including association management, conference & event planning, marketing & creative services, membership & data management, and technology services.

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Rank: #28 Previous Rank: 13 # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: Massage Envy Lexington Primary Location: Lexington Industry: Spa Web Address: www.massageenvy.com Survey Administrator: Piers Harvey, Owner # of U.S. Employees: 88 # of KY Employees: 88 Company Executive: Piers Harvey Profile: Massage Envy Lexington, has been helping people feel their best since 2010. They provide massage, skincare and a variety of services to help their clients support a wellness routine. They live and breathe the brand promise of “We help you take care of you” and honor that promise by ensuring their staff is valued and cared for so they can take care of the clients.

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Rank: #29 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: KECH, Inc. Primary Location: Williamsburg Industry: Services Web Address: www.kechco.com Survey Administrator: Rodney Ramsey, HR Manager # of U.S. Employees: 49 # of KY Employees: 46 Company Executive: Christine Carpenter Profile: KECH is a young company so we are very focused on building a great workplace culture where employees know they are valued and can grow professionally and personally. We have promoted ~25% of staff this year, and to help our community, we have “adopted” a local nursing home. It’s not always the big things that matter, it’s often the little things that make the most difference.


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Rank: #30 Previous Rank: 30 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: Unified Trust Company Primary Location: Lexington/Louisville Industry: Financial Services Web Address: www.unifiedtrust.com Survey Administrator: Melissa Geertz, Marketing Director # of U.S. Employees: 123 # of KY Employees: 109 Company Executive: Gregory Kasten Profile: A national bank trust company focused on building financial futures in the interest of others. We serve employer sponsored retirement plans, individual and institutional wealth management clients. We are a nationally recognized leader for acting in the clients best interest, being the first trust company certified for fiduciary best practices.

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Rank: #31 Previous Rank: 21 # of Years Ranked: 8 Company Name: Town & Country Bank and Trust Company Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Banking Web Address: www.mytcbt.com Survey Administrator: Linda Gordon, Asst.VP and Human Resources Manager # of U.S. Employees: 91 # of KY Employees: 91 Company Executive: William Wimsett Profile: Town and Country Bank and Trust Co. is a small town, community bank located in the heart of Nelson County. We take pride in our commitment to not only our customers and our community, but to our employees as well. In order to demonstrate our love for our employees we host many events to showcase and recognize our spotlight employees.

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Rank: #32 Previous Rank: 24 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Tri-Arrows Aluminum Incorporated Primary Location: Louisville/Bowling Green Industry: Manufacturing Web Address: https://triaa.com Survey Administrator: Susan Bradley, Senior HR Generalist # of U.S. Employees: 59 # of KY Employees: 59 Company Executive: Henry Gordinier Profile: Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc. is a leading supplier of rolled aluminum sheet in the North American Market for the beverage can and automotive markets. We focus on productivity, reliability, technical expertise, sustainability and customer service leading to long-term industry supplier and customer relationships for sustained success. With a lean operation in Louisville, Kentucky, Tri-Arrows delivers the highest quality aluminum sheet to customers who put their trust in us every day.

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Rank: #33 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: RunSwitch Public Relations Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Public Relations Web Address: www.runswitchpr.com Survey Administrator: Kaylee Carnahan, Senior Vice President # of U.S. Employees: 16 # of KY Employees: 16 Company Executive: Multiple Executives Profile: RunSwitch is the largest and most dynamic, public relations, public affairs and digital firm in Kentucky. We work for well-known clients on front page issues. We take on the big fights. We understand our clients are buying results, not attempts. And we deliver.


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Rank: #34 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Primary Location: Shelbyville Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: www.kentuckyonehealth.org Survey Administrator: Bobbi Smith, Sr. Human Resources Business Partner # of U.S. Employees: 136 # of KY Employees: 136 Company Executive: Annessa Baker Profile: KentuckyOne Health’s Louisville Region includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers and specialty institutes. Our facilities provide patients in the Greater Louisville Area with broad spectrum patient care services. All the Louisville Region facilities are committed to continuing the legacy of care that has been provided for over a century.

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Rank: #35 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Hardin County Water District No. 1 Primary Location: Radcliff/Ft. Knox Industry: Utility Web Address: www.hcwd.com Survey Administrator: Patrick Flanagan, HR Specialist # of U.S. Employees: 67 # of KY Employees: 67 Company Executive: Stephen Hogan Profile: HCWD1 was established in 1952 and serves northern Hardin county and surrounding counties. The dedication of the District is apparent with the exceptional services that are offered to the public and the community service that the staff is excited to take part in. The District is equally invested in the success and satisfaction of its employees. To work at the District is to have exceptional benefits, competitive wages, beautiful facilities, job stability, a retirement plan, and friends amongst coworkers.

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Rank: #36 Previous Rank: 28 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Kingdom Trust Primary Location: Murray Industry: Financial Services Web Address: www.kingdomtrust.com Survey Administrator: Jeremy Byars, SVP Communications & Education # of U.S. Employees: 72 # of KY Employees: 68 Company Executive: Matt Jennings Profile: As organizations grow in size and prominence, it’s very easy to lose sight of what brought them to these greater heights. Kingdom Trust does the opposite: never forgetting that its team is what lifts it to greater and greater heights. Each and every team member has a sizeable part to play in the continued growth of the company, and Kingdom endeavors to ensure each and every one of them knows that.

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Rank: #37 Previous Rank: 23 # of Years Ranked: 5 Company Name: NetGain Technologies, LLC Primary Location: Lexington/Louisville Industry: Technology Web Address: www.netgainit.com Survey Administrator: Elizabeth Royse, Employment Services Manager # of U.S. Employees: 135 # of KY Employees: 109 Company Executive: Jason Jacobson Profile: Since 1984, NetGain Technologies has been a leading provider of IT services and solutions. Our managed IT services are ranked among the best in the world by MSPmentor and CRN. With a multistate regional footprint and a three-decade pedigree, we’ve helped thousands of unique clients thrive by leveraging our best-in-class services and solutions.

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Rank: #38 Previous Rank: 34 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: Associations International, LLC Primary Location: Lexington Industry: Association Management Web Address: www.associationsinternational.com Survey Administrator: Ben Polk, CFO # of U.S. Employees: 134 # of KY Employees: 134 Company Executive: Ben Polk Profile: Associations International is recognized as an industry leader in helping professional and trade associations build membership, promote their missions and seize opportunities for growth. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky for more than 40 years, we are comprised of passionate people who believe in each other and are confident in what we have to offer our clients. Our unique set of values and beliefs include respectful relationships, innovative partnerships with our clients, along with a commitment to exceptional value and service.

Rank: #39 Previous Rank: 34 (last ranked in 2017) # of Years Ranked: 4 Company Name: Peoples Exchange Bank Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Banking Web Address: www.pebank.com Survey Administrator: Amy Oliver, Director of Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 99 # of KY Employees: 99 Company Executive: Claude Bentley Profile: Since 1912, we’ve built our bank on the belief that every customer and employee is important. And because of our personal approach, we offer a combination of technology, convenience and services to our communities. Our history is the story of people. People with roots deep in the history of their community and with a strong feeling of responsibility towards its growth and success.

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Rank: #40 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: All Star Purchasing Primary Location: Lexington Industry: Group Purchasing Organization Web Address: https://allstarpurchasing.com/ Survey Administrator: Autumn Blakeman, HR Consultant # of U.S. Employees: 15 # of KY Employees: 15 Company Executive: Bruce Daily Profile: A place for All Stars to work! All Star Purchasing is a unique business here in Central Kentucky. This team of 15 works with companies across the U.S. to help them save money on the items they need to run their business. All Star’s number one asset is their people and it truly shows when you speak to their team members.


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Rank: #41 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Strothman and Company Primary Location: Louisville/Middletown Industry: Accounting Web Address: www.strothman.com Survey Administrator: Jenna McCammon, Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 66 # of KY Employees: 61 Company Executive: Raymond Strothman Profile: Strothman and Company is honored and humbled to be recognized among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. For over 35 years our firm has strived to cultivate an environment conducive to inclusion, equality, diversity, and limitless opportunity. Our mission is to provide exceptional CPA and financial solutions through the highest caliber employees, innovative practices and strategic alliances in a manner that always exceed our client’s expectations.

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Rank: #42 Previous Rank: 39 # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: STOBER Drives, Inc. Primary Location: Maysville Industry: Manufacturing Web Address: www.stober.com Survey Administrator: Amy McCord, Marketing Coordinator # of U.S. Employees: 138 # of KY Employees: 138 Company Executive: Peter Feil Profile: STOBER Drives, Inc. - where employees are treated like people, not numbers.

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How Best Places to Work Helps Employees Find Their Balance

by Cassie Collins, Operations Manager, Business Services, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Today’s world is a balancing act. We are constantly balancing our friends, family, health, and work. During the 24 hours we have in a day, we focus on what is the most important to us, and, for many people, one of the most important areas of their lives is their work. In fact, according to a 2018 Harvard Business Review survey, 94% of working professionals indicated they work at least 50 hours per week. The results from surveys such as this have revealed the demands of a full-time job can affect the other areas of an individual’s life. The more time an individual spends working, the less time he or she has to spend with family, volunteering, enjoying personal interests, etc. This idea is referred to as work-life balance.

Work-life balance is defined as the balance of time an individual allocates for work and the time they allocate for other areas of their life (Grant, Adam,

and Sheryl Sandberg. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. 2017). Although this teeter-totter of time management between work and one’s personal life can often be difficult to balance , many of the Best Places to Work are now seeing the benefit of helping their employees find their work-life balance in order to promote positive mental health, employee productivity, and a positive workplace culture. Work-life balance can be promoted in different ways, and different work environments can choose how to best promote work-life balance to their employees. For instance, Best Places to Work companies with employees who are able to get their job done outside of the office via a company software system, phone, and email often allow their employees the

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94% of working professionals work at least 50 hours per week.


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opportunity to work remotely if necessary. In fact, 60% of the businesses that made this year’s Best Places to Work list offer telecommuting options as a standard practice of business. As one employer

“flexibility is offered through a variety of means including working remotely…all in an effort to provide greater balance and less stress for our employees.” In other industries, such as wrote:

health care settings, where an individual is only able to perform their job on site, Best Places to Work promote work-life balance through ample paid time off (PTO) and sick leave. One local medical center offers lucrative PTO according to years of service and also allows employees to cash in their PTO or transfer to others who may be in need. Another medical center offers sick leave employees are allowed to use when they themselves or any other immediate member of their family are ill. This creates a more focused work environment because when they are at work “employees are able to focus on the job at hand rather than worrying about a sick loved one.” More recently, companies have been promoting work-life balance by encouraging their employees to give back to their communities by volunteering their time to an organization or cause they are passionate about. In this year’s survey, 68% of Best Places to Work

companies noted they allow for additional paid time off for community service and volunteer work. One local investment company explained that

“volunteerism is fundamental to our culture, and associates love the chance to give back…volunteerism during the workday is common and expected.” It is their hope employees feel positive about the time they have spent helping others and are recharged for the next work day.

In today’s workforce, work-life balance is essential.

“Flexibility is vital to today’s workforce, not just a perk.” As one winner said,

Employees who feel they are supported by their company in their search for work-life balance often outperform employees who feel over-worked and burned out, so it is in the best interest of both employers and employees to work together to ensure a successful balance between work and personal life.

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01 Rank: #1 WE’RE Previous Rank: 3 HIRING # of Years Ranked: 4 Company Name: L&N Federal Credit Union Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Financial Services Web Address: www.lnfcu.com Survey Administrator: Peggy O’Bryan,VP Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 253 # of KY Employees: 253 Company Executive: Chris Brown Profile: L&N Federal Credit Union has been in business since 1954. With assets over $1.2 billion dollars and an array of products and services, L&N can offer everything necessary for someone’s personal or business finances. Over 90,000 people have taken advantage of flexible mortgage and consumer loans, free online and mobile banking, free checking, business accounts and more.

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Rank: #2 Previous Rank: 6 # of Years Ranked: 9 Company Name: Harrison Memorial Hospital Primary Location: Cynthiana Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: harrisonmemhosp.com Survey Administrator: Rebecca Jenkins, Director of Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 420 # of KY Employees: 420 Company Executive: Sheila Currans Profile: Harrison Memorial Hospital is a regional medical facility located in the heart of Harrison County. HMH is a 501C3 private, not-for-profit facility licensed by the state of Kentucky to operate 61 acute care beds. Harrison Memorial provides acute medical, surgical, obstetrical and intensive care services as well as a wide array of outpatient services. Our vision is to be the health care delivery system of choice for our community and surrounding communities.

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Rank: #3 Previous Rank: 11 # of Years Ranked: 6 Company Name: Houchens Insurance Group Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Insurance - Non-Healthcare Web Address: www.higusa.com Survey Administrator: Lydia Gilliam, Human Resources Coordinator # of U.S. Employees: 299 # of KY Employees: 298 Company Executive: Andy Barker Profile: At Houchens Insurance Group we offer clients the best possible protection for all insurance needs. As one of the leading insurance companies in the country, we have built relationships by maintaining a strict customer-comes-first approach. When we say we can insure any risk, we believe it and back it up with unmatched experience and intellectual value.

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Rank: #4 Previous Rank: 5 # of Years Ranked: 11 Company Name: Independence Bank Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Banking Web Address: www.1776bank.com Survey Administrator: Dana Grant, AVP Human Resources Manager # of U.S. Employees: 407 # of KY Employees: 407 Company Executive: Chris Reid Profile: Independence Bank is a community bank with 25 locations spanning across 12 markets in Kentucky. As a banking revolution for the people, by the people, doing what is right and fair for customers, communities and employees is central to the Bank’s mission.

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Rank: #5 Previous Rank: 14 # of Years Ranked: 8 Company Name: Kentucky Bank Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Financial Services Web Address: www.kybank.com Survey Administrator: Carol Caskey, Sr.VP-Director of HR # of U.S. Employees: 236 # of KY Employees: 236 Company Executive: Louis Prichard Profile: Kentucky Bank has total assets of $1.1 billion and operates as an independent community bank with a significant presence in Central and Eastern Kentucky. We believe the optimal way to continue to grow our business is through building relationships with existing and new customers through our product offerings and Premier customer service. While our Bank is growing year over year, we still operate under the philosophy of a “community bank.”


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Rank: #6 Previous Rank: 16 # of Years Ranked: 8 Company Name: ISCO Industries Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Distribution Web Address: www.isco-pipe.com Survey Administrator: Amanda Ritter, Special Project Coordinator # of U.S. Employees: 400 # of KY Employees: 264 Company Executive: James Kirchdorfer, Jr. Profile: ISCO Industries is a global, customized piping solutions provider based in Louisville, KY. ISCO stocks and sells a wide variety of highdensity polyethylene (HDPE) piping materials and customized solutions for various markets including environmental, geothermal, golf, industrial, landfill, mining, municipal, nuclear, waterworks, and culvert-lining applications worldwide. Still with us? We’re also a familyowned, family-oriented company that likes to have fun while being the best in the industry.

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Rank: #7 Previous Rank: 4 # of Years Ranked: 13 Company Name: MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP Primary Location: Lexington/Louisville Industry: Accounting Web Address: www.mcmcpa.com Survey Administrator: Laura Davis, HR Manager # of U.S. Employees: 331 # of KY Employees: 180 Company Executive: Diane Medley Profile: MCM CPAs & Advisors provides assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services to public and private companies, small businesses, not-for-profits and individuals. While accounting is our profession, we also practice our core values on a daily basis – People Matter. Excellence Rules. Leaders Inspire. We embody these through a people-focused culture that prioritizes flexibility, professional development and thought leadership in all that we do.

69%

of winning companies have a formalized program and/or practices for succession planning

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Rank: #8 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Commonwealth Credit Union Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Banking Web Address: www.ccuky.org Survey Administrator: Travis Flora, Culture and Values Officer # of U.S. Employees: 314 # of KY Employees: 314 Company Executive: Karen Harbin Profile: Commonwealth Credit Union is a leader in the financial services industry in Kentucky. Its common purpose of We Better Lives starts with its team members. The credit union’s Team 1 Culture was developed by its team members and serves as its foundation. Success is a ripple that starts with the credit union’s individual team members, then flows out to each department and branch, and finally to its members, their families, and their service area.

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Rank: #9 Previous Rank: 19 # of Years Ranked: 8 Company Name: WDRB Media Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Telecommunications Web Address: www.wdrb.com Survey Administrator: Steven Ballard, CFO # of U.S. Employees: 197 # of KY Employees: 197 Company Executive: Bill Lamb Profile: WDRB’s stated goal is to become a great television station, doing everything a TV station does better than our competitors do. That starts & ends with our people. We can have the best technology, greatest resources, & most people, but if our people aren’t focused, challenged & happy, our achievements will always be limited. Our employees have officially deemed WDRB an Employer of Choice for 7 straight years.

Rank: #10 Previous Rank: 1 # of Years Ranked: 8 Company Name: Blue & Co., LLC Primary Location: Lexington/Louisville Industry: Financial Services Web Address: www.blueandco.com Survey Administrator: Nancy Rife, HR Officer # of U.S. Employees: 366 # of KY Employees: 107 Company Executive: Brad Shaw Profile: Founded in 1970, Blue & Co., LLC is a regional public accounting firm with ten offices in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Blue ranks among the top 100 CPA firms in the United States and is a recognized leader in providing audit and assurance services, tax consulting, business services, healthcare consulting, employee benefits consulting, planning solutions, IT Advisory and Transaction Advisory Services.

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Rank: #11 Previous Rank: 22 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Associates in Pediatric Therapy LLC Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: www.kidtherapy.org Survey Administrator: Mary Anne Parrish, Director of Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 165 # of KY Employees: 151 Company Executive: Renea Sageser Profile: Founded in 2007, Associates in Pediatric Therapy LLC (APT) provides Speech, Occupational, Physical, and Behavior therapies as well as Audiology. APT offers an all-encompassing therapeutic experience that is fun, friendly and family focused. APT serves patients in 37 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana and expects continued growth in 2019.

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Rank: #12 Previous Rank: 13 # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: US WorldMeds Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Life Science/Biotechnology Web Address: www.usworldmeds.com Survey Administrator: Melanie Comella, Senior Director, Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 218 # of KY Employees: 135 Company Executive: Breck Jones Profile: Since formed in 2001, US WorldMeds has brought over 100 new professional jobs to Kentucky in the Pharmaceutical space. Its growth and path for future success is remarkable. The employees that make up this Company are dedicated and passionate about the Company’s mission and vision, and know the long term impact their roles may directly or indirectly have on improving patient lives.

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Rank: #13 Previous Rank: 10 # of Years Ranked: 5 Company Name: Winterwood Inc. Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Real Estate Web Address: www.winterwoodonline.com Survey Administrator: Amanda Fields, HR Manager # of U.S. Employees: 361 # of KY Employees: 345 Company Executive: Carol Worsham Profile: Winterwood prides itself in 35+ years of exceptional service and we are committed to providing quality housing to our residents and the community. Our goal is to provide every employee, vendor, and resident with the best we have to offer.

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Rank: #14 Previous Rank: 6 (last ranked in 2017) # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: MassMutual Midwest Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Financial Services Web Address: www.westpointfinancialgroup.com Survey Administrator: Sarah Von Nieda, District Office Manager # of U.S. Employees: 240 # of KY Employees: 38 Company Executive: Gregory McRoberts Profile: MassMutual Midwest is a caring community for our employees and clients. A financial services firm, our mission is to help clients achieve financial success. We realize that to accomplish this, we must provide the best environment for our employees to develop their knowledge and skills. We maintain a culture that emphasizes individual and team success, while staying upbeat and fun.

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Rank: #15 Previous Rank: 9 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: Park Community Credit Union Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Banking Web Address: www.parkcommunity.com Survey Administrator: Sharon Williams, SVP of HR # of U.S. Employees: 272 # of KY Employees: 261 Company Executive: Jim Spradlin Profile: Park Community Credit Union is a full service financial institution offering a complete complement of products including Savings, Checking, Certificates, IRAs, Personal Loans, Mortgage and Home Equity Loans, Commercial Loans and Credit Cards. As a not for profit cooperative, we are driven by our mission to improve the financial lives of our members, serve all of our communities and help them prosper, and provide the opportunity for our staff to grow both professionally and personally.

Careers that bring value to you and the community. What if the key to professional success is joining an organization that is committed to your professional growth and the success of the neighborhoods you serve? For MassMutual financial services representatives, that’s an everyday reality. At MassMutual Midwest, you’ll leverage more than 165 years of MassMutual leadership in guiding your clients toward a more secure financial future. At the same time, you’ll empower your own career with the full support and resources of a strong company, giving you the chance to bring your own dreams to life. It’s an opportunity to advance your career and support your community. To learn more, contact us today. MassMutual Midwest 859-219-4343 www.midwest.massmutual.com

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The highest-ranking employees of the 100 winning companies have been in their position for an average of

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Rank: #16 Previous Rank: 15 # of Years Ranked: 11 Company Name: Air Hydro Power, Inc. Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Distribution Web Address: www.airhydropower.com Survey Administrator: Sarah Lucas, HR & Payroll Specialist # of U.S. Employees: 213 # of KY Employees: 160 Company Executive: Matthew Ott Profile: Since 2008, Air Hydro Power has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky! We recognize that people are our company’s most valuable asset; without them, we have nothing. Despite rapid growth, every employee is still treated as an individual, not a number. The owners believe that Air Hydro Power’s secret sauce is our culture. A very important part of our culture is our people, and great people make great companies!

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Rank: #17 Previous Rank: 17 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: Harshaw Trane Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Services Web Address: www.harshawtrane.com Survey Administrator: Ruth Reid, HR Director # of U.S. Employees: 276 # of KY Employees: 236 Company Executive: Frank Harshaw Profile: Harshaw Trane optimizes buildings for life. Our objective is to develop Sustainable Energy Environments for our clients in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. With deep levels of experience and dedication, Harshaw Trane has set new standards in energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability, expertise and trust and the core of our success is driven by empowering our people. We give our associates the tools, resources, and environment to apply their talents.

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Rank: #18 Previous Rank: 21 # of Years Ranked: 15 Company Name: Dean Dorton Primary Location: Lexington/Louisville Industry: Accounting Web Address: www.deandorton.com Survey Administrator: Kerri Schwaner, HR Manager # of U.S. Employees: 208 # of KY Employees: 208 Company Executive: David Bundy Profile: Dean Dorton’s momentum as an expanding business advisory practice has been evident throughout this year as the Firm was once again recognized as a Top Firm in the Southeast & a Firm to Watch by Accounting Today - along with other areas of service expansion such as cybersecurity & the launch of Dean Dorton Wealth Management.

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Percentage of employee dental insurance premium covered by the employer ▀ Employer pays 100% of premium ▀ Employer pays 75%-99% of premium ▀ Employer pays 50%-74% of premium ▀ Employer pays 25%-49% of premium ▀ Employer pays less than 25% of premium ▀ Not offered

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Rank: #19 Previous Rank: 20 # of Years Ranked: 5 Company Name: Forcht Bank Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Banking Web Address: www.forchtbank.com Survey Administrator: Leslie Jarvis, Corporate HR Director # of U.S. Employees: 312 # of KY Employees: 312 Company Executive: Tucker Ballinger Profile: Our goal is to create a workplace environment that will lead to Happier Employees; offer banking products and services that lead to Happier Customers; and give back to the local markets and communities we serve that lead to Happier Communities. Happier Employees + Happier Customers + Happier Communities = Happier Banking!


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Rank: #20 Previous Rank: 29 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: Bottom Line Systems Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Healthcare - Insurance/Services Web Address: www.onlinebls.com Survey Administrator: Lynette Koenig, Chief People Officer # of U.S. Employees: 450 # of KY Employees: 313 Company Executive: Bob Stevens Profile: Bottom Line Systems (BLS) is a healthcare technology firm that specializes in providing underpayment review and denial prevention services to hospitals and health systems throughout the US. For more than 20 years, BLS has specialized in boosting revenue of our clients by successfully collecting third party payor underpayments and reimbursements for denials.

Rank: #22 Previous Rank: 8 # of Years Ranked: 4 Company Name: Louisville Tile Primary Location: Lexington/Louisville Industry: Distribution Web Address: www.louisville-tile.com Survey Administrator: Crosby Hall, HR Director # of U.S. Employees: 186 # of KY Employees: 96 Company Executive: Robert DeAngelis Profile: Louisville Tile has been a family owned business for over 60 years with 10 locations. We provide cutting edge tile and setting materials to residential and commercial customers in KY, OH, IN, and TN. Louisville Tile offers careers in many fields and strives to promote from within. Our company has a family like environment with a caring culture.

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Rank: #21 Previous Rank: 24 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union Primary Location: Lexington Industry: Banking Web Address: www.ukfcu.org Survey Administrator: Michelle Bliffen,VP of Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 186 # of KY Employees: 186 Company Executive: David Kennedy Profile: The UK Federal Credit Union has a strong focus on the overall well-being of the employees. By providing excellent pay and benefits to full- and part-time employees, the UK Federal Credit Union stands out among its competitors for top talent. The credit union continues to look for ways to engage employees and help them design the career paths within the credit union.

Rank: #23 Previous Rank: 30 (last ranked in 2013) # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: CLARK Material Handling Company Primary Location: Lexington/Louisville Industry: Manufacturing Web Address: https://clarkmhc.com/ Survey Administrator: Sherry Myers, HR Manager # of U.S. Employees: 210 # of KY Employees: 210 Company Executive: Dennis Lawrence Profile: CLARK has been a leader in the material handling industry since its production of the first gasoline powered lift truck in 1917. CLARK is committed to the pursuit of excellence in the design, manufacturing and distribution of safe and reliable material handling products. We are actively involved with community service projects and local partnerships.

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Rank: #24 Previous Rank: 28 # of Years Ranked: 9 Company Name: Heritage Bank USA, Inc. Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Banking Web Address: www.bankwithheritage.com Survey Administrator: Julie Kittell, HR Manager # of U.S. Employees: 234 # of KY Employees: 157 Company Executive: John Peck Profile: We’re more than a bank Our priority is doing good for our communities and to help guide people to financial happiness and stability. For more than 135 years, Heritage Bank has provided the best in customer service, with a hometown feel. You’re in better hands with a bank that knows your community, and how to help you achieve your financial goals.

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Rank: #25 Previous Rank: 23 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Bourbon Community Hospital Primary Location: Paris Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: www.bourbonhospital.com Survey Administrator: Elizabeth Spencer, Market Director of Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 197 # of KY Employees: 197 Company Executive: Matt Smith Profile: Bourbon Community Hospital’s mission is Making Communities Healthier. By creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work. We strive to create an environment where talent is recognized, job satisfaction is valued and our employees can effectively use their skills in providing high quality care and service.


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Rank: #26 Previous Rank: 26 # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: Flaget Memorial Hospital, CHI Saint Joseph Health Primary Location: Bardstown Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: chisaintjosephhealth.org Survey Administrator: Jan Ostbloom, Director, Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 266 # of KY Employees: 266 Company Executive: Jennifer Nolan Profile: Flaget Memorial Memorial has a strong company culture, and an important part of that is having fun at work and being surrounded by great people. The work environment is positive, and the employees actually create that themselves by being so upbeat and enthusiastic. Our leaders are strong in the area of engaging employees in taking great care of our patients with great quality and service.

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Rank: #27 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Material Handling Systems, Inc. Primary Location: Mt. Washington/Louisville Industry: Conveying systems Web Address: www.mhsglobal.com Survey Administrator: Jamie Elmore, HR Director # of U.S. Employees: 376 # of KY Employees: 294 Company Executive: Curtis Mouser Profile: Founded in 1999, Material Handling Systems, Inc. is a company of people dedicated to delivering best-value services and solutions based on innovative science and technology applications. MHS is a global systems integrator for the parcel sortation and warehouse automation industries. MHS is headquartered in Mt. Washington, KY with global locations in Canada, Italy, Netherlands and China.

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Kentucky Chamber Workforce is Building Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline The Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center congratulates the winners of the 2019 Best Places to Work competition. The work was hard and the hours were long. But, in the end, you’ve earned the highly sought-after designation as one of the best employers in the Commonwealth. This program is highly competitive and speaks volumes to your leadership, exceptional standards, and innovation in engaging your employees. Finding and retaining qualified talent continues to be one of the greatest obstacles facing businesses today. A recent study conducted by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management found that 81% of businesses are expecting to grow over the next three to five years. At the same time, 84% of employers struggle to find qualified candidates today. Without the right people in the right jobs, growth will continue to be a challenge. In the same spirit as the Best Places to Work Award, employer leadership and innovation are crucial to addressing the workforce struggles enervating our economy.

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To address these challenges, the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center is changing the roadmap regarding an employer’s role in workforce development through a new initiative and tool known as Talent Pipeline Management (TPM). Utilizing supply chain

management principles, TPM empowers employers to engage meaningfully with educators and stakeholders to build talent supply chains by improving the way employees are recruited, trained, and employed. Here’s how it works:

STRATEGY 1: ORGANIZE EMPLOYER COLLABORATIVES Employers agreeing to work together to solve shared talent pain points and address collective workforce challenges

STRATEGY 2: ENGAGE IN DEMAND PLANNING Employers conducting real-time demand projections of targeted critical jobs

STRATEGY 3: COMMUNICATE COMPETENCY AND CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS Employers qualifying and prioritizing skills, credentials, and competencies vital for critical jobs

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81%

of employers projected moderate to high growth for their organizations in the next three to five years.

STRATEGY 4: ANALYZE TALENT FLOWS Employers identifying greatest sources of talent, evaluating educator/training provider capacity, and building asset maps

STRATEGY 5: IMPLEMENT PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND ALIGN INCENTIVES Employers determining Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for collaborative success and aligning incentives to create/manage talent

STRATEGY 6: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Using KPIs to regularly measure talent pipeline performance and employer ROI


By July 2020, the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center, in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development, will be working to convene at least 25 employer-led collaboratives in Kentucky’s key sectors: Manufacturing, Health Care, Construction, Transportation/ Logistics, and Business Services/Technology. With support from the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center, this work is led by 39 local community leaders and champions of TPM across the state who were trained in a 3-part academy. Here are just a few examples of how TPM is transforming Kentucky’s workforce: Health Care leaders collaborating to build the registered nurse pipeline in Louisville: In partnership with KentuckianaWorks, the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center is using TPM to empower Health Care leaders to build an employer-led talent pipeline for registered nurses in Louisville. Through the demand planning process, the collaborative found that Louisville needs approximately 3,790 RNs over the next two years—nearly 500 more than the state projects over the next five years (with only five employers participating). The collaborative is now growing in order to send stronger signals and drive better partnerships with education and workforce partners. Construction leaders convening to solve commercial electrician shortage: Construction companies in central Kentucky determined that approximately 273 commercial electricians would be needed over the next two years with the best sources of talent historically coming directly from high schools. Armed with data and strategy developed through the TPM process, industry leaders identified a preferred education partner that has consistently provided quality candidates and are now working at the local and district level to recruit more students to the electrician pathway while ensuring that curriculum, competencies, and credentials are aligned to industry needs. For more information about Talent Pipeline Management and how your company can get involved, visit kychamberworkforce.com and join our network to receive regular updates. Contact us today and join the hundreds of employers building a stronger talent pool and a stronger Kentucky.

Josh Williams

Talent Pipeline System Leader & Northwest Region 502-848-8735 jwilliams@kychamber.com

Sara Tracy

Talent Pipeline Project Manager – Southeast Region 502-848-8722 stracy@kychamber.com

LaKisha Miller

Talent Pipeline Project Manager – Northeast Region 502-848-8756 lmiller@kychamber.com

Laurie Mays

Talent Pipeline Project Manager – Equine 770-328-6630 lmays@kychamber.com

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Leadership Kentucky creates a network of engaged leaders who create alliances and influence positive change in their communities and throughout the state.

Leadership Kentucky

joins together a selected group of leaders, with a variety of career accomplishments and volunteer activities, to gain insight into complex issues facing the state. In a series of seven monthly, two-day sessions held at various locations throughout the state, participants meet with Kentucky leaders and explore the state’s resources and opportunities. Kentucky’s rich cultural heritage and unique diversity are woven throughout the leadership curriculum. Since 1985, Leadership Kentucky graduates have brought enlightened and informed perspective to their communities and companies, serving as important catalysts in the unified effort to improve our state.

elevate kentucky

offers young professionals in-depth personal and professional development while fostering a better understanding of challenges facing our Commonwealth. Elevate participants return to their companies with increased skills, knowledge, perspective, and a new statewide professional network. Millennial leaders are better prepared to be advocates in their companies and communities in an effort to Elevate Kentucky.

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highlights signature Kentucky experiences and thought provoking discussions about exciting opportunities in our Commonwealth. The oneday, complimentary program is designed for senior level executives, and their spouses, who have transferred into the state during the last two years. Participants connect with Kentucky’s best minds in government, business, and industry. The day includes tours of Kentucky’s signature bourbon and horse industries, discussions on Kentucky’s economic outlook, public policy challenges, and dinner at the Governor’s Mansion.

To learn more about these three programs, contact Leadership Kentucky at 502.695.1102 or email lky@leadershipky.org. 464 Chenault Road | Frankfort, KY 40601 | 502.695.1102 | www.leadershipky.org

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Rank: #2 Previous Rank: 1 # of Years Ranked: 10 Company Name: Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Primary Location: Radcliff Industry: Consulting Web Address: www.boozallen.com Survey Administrator: Edward Miller, Lead Associate # of U.S. Employees: 25,079 # of KY Employees: 70 Company Executive: Richard Garner Profile: Booz Allen Hamilton is proud to be named a best place to work for the 10th year in a row! Booz Allen literally invented modern management consulting over a century ago and has annual worldwide revenue exceeding $6B. Our Kentucky staff are helping it remain at the forefront of both client delivery and employee engagement. We partner with our corporate teammates to literally make a difference for our clients and community. Fortune Magazine recently acknowledged Booz Allen as one of the world’s most admired companies.

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Rank: #3 Previous Rank: 5 # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: Envoy Mortgage, Ltd. Primary Location: Louisville/Crestview Hill Industry: Financial Services Web Address: www.envoymortgage.com Survey Administrator: Jaclyn Cantu, Human Resources Manager # of U.S. Employees: 784 # of KY Employees: 27 Company Executive: Todd Johnson Profile: Envoy Mortgage is a top national retail lender headquartered in Houston, Texas with over 20 years in the business operating a network of 140+ locations nationwide with the Louisville office being one of the largest. Envoy is changing the way homebuyers view the mortgage process by creating an environment that strives to put customers first while investing in the latest technology and processes to provide each homebuyer a mortgage experience they love.

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Rank: #4 Previous Rank: 4 # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: Comcast Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Telecommunications Web Address: www.comcast.com Survey Administrator: Leanne Richardson, Human Resources Manager # of U.S. Employees: 100,000 # of KY Employees: 115 Company Executive: Brian Roberts Profile: Entrepreneurial Spirit-50-year track record of growth can be attributed to this as our cultural foundation. Embracing innovative ideas & bringing to life quickly. We Do What’s Right -- Focusing on innovation and how we perform enable our success. Doing what’s right and treating people the right way. Respect For Each Other -- we are committed to a culture of fairness respect and inclusion: throughout our organization including all suppliers and in communities we serve.

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Rank: #5 Previous Rank: 2 (ranked in 2018 on medium list) # of Years Ranked: 4 Company Name: Brooksource Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Staffing Web Address: www.brooksource.com Survey Administrator: Eric Pierce, Director of Louisville Operations # of U.S. Employees: 505 # of KY Employees: 26 Company Executive: Ryan Hasbrook Profile: Brooksource is proud to be named a Best Company to Work For in Kentucky! This award is a testament to our people which truly create the culture that we are so proud of including our Core Values. Family, Opportunity, Passion, Service, Grit and Innovation are the values that we seek whether we are hiring or promoting our best employees.

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Rank: #6 Previous Rank: 3 # of Years Ranked: 6 Company Name: Aerotek Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Staffing Web Address: www.aerotek.com Survey Administrator: Glenn Davis, Marketing # of U.S. Employees: 8,000 # of KY Employees: 137 Company Executive: Todd Mohr Profile: Working Together with Pride and Passion. Our mission is to bring great people and great organizations together. We help companies find the talent they need to stay competitive in today’s business landscape. In addition, we impact the lives of thousands of people around the world by helping them find jobs that are the perfect fit for their skills, goals and experience. Our strong customer service mindset drives us to make every interaction a positive experience.

Rank: #7 Previous Rank: 12 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® Primary Location: Louisville/Elizabethtown Industry: Financial Services Web Address: www.jackhenry.com Survey Administrator: Lacey Ransom, Corp Comm Specialist # of U.S. Employees: 6,511 # of KY Employees: 327 Company Executive: David Foss Profile: Jack Henry & Associates (JHA) was founded on the premise that strong relationships and sound technology go hand-in-hand. Today, with more than 9,000 customers and 6,500 associates, we combine this idea with the pursuit of one common goal – excellence in financial services. Our three brands – Jack Henry Banking®, Symitar®, and ProfitStars® – support financial institutions of all sizes, diverse businesses outside the financial industry, and other technology providers.

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Rank: #8 Previous Rank: 10 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: WellCare of Kentucky, Inc. Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Healthcare - Insurance/Services Web Address: www.wellcare.com Survey Administrator: Allison Porter, HR Business Partner # of U.S. Employees: 9,616 # of KY Employees: 284 Company Executive: William Jones Profile: WellCare Health Plans, Inc. focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. Leveraging our expertise is a key part of the value we bring to our members.

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Rank: #9 Previous Rank: 24 (last ranked in 2007) # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: Gray Construction Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Construction Web Address: www.gray.com Survey Administrator: Shawn Fister, Director, Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 868 # of KY Employees: 347 Company Executive: Stephen Gray Profile: Gray Construction is truly a great American success story. With its first project consisting of a barn in 1960, the company has grown into a global design-build firm ranked consistently in manufacturing, food and beverage, automotive, distribution and retail facility construction. Gray is headquartered in Lexington with offices across the US and in Japan and Canada, providing engineering, architecture and construction services.


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Rank: #10 Previous Rank: 15 # of Years Ranked: 13 Company Name: Frankfort Regional Medical Center Primary Location: Frankfort Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: www.frankfortregional.com Survey Administrator: Bev Young,Vice President of Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 192,756 # of KY Employees: 512 Company Executive: Reed Hammond Profile: Being named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for the 13th consecutive year demonstrates the winning culture our employees have created and embraced at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. All the technology and medical advancements wouldn’t mean a thing without our highly skilled, dedicated and conscientious staff. Our employees are just as important as our other customers – patients, families and affiliated physicians.

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Rank: #11 Previous Rank: 13 # of Years Ranked: 6 Company Name: Neustar, Inc Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Technology Web Address: home.neustar Survey Administrator: Stacey Gemmell, Sr. Manager, Global Benefits # of U.S. Employees: 1,302 # of KY Employees: 82 Company Executive: Charlie Gottdiener Profile: Neustar is a leading global information services provider driving the connected world forward with responsible identity resolution. Our employees are at the heart of our success with an abiding commitment to core values that drive everything we stand for and set us apart from competitors. More information is available at https:// www.home.neustar.

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Rank: #12 Previous Rank: 17 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: Total Quality Logistics Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Transportation Web Address: www.tql.com Survey Administrator: Colleen Berliner, Communications Specialist # of U.S. Employees: 5,000 # of KY Employees: 502 Company Executive: Jesse Lokovich Profile: Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is a multibillion-dollar leader in the third-party logistics industry. Its fast-paced, energetic sales model and proprietary technology have propelled it from a Cincinnati startup to one of the largest freight brokerage firms in North America. Fierce dedication to the company’s winning principles – integrity, honesty and teamwork – motivates us to continually exceed the expectations of our employees, customers and carriers, and makes this a company people are proud to be associated with.

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Rank: #13 Previous Rank: 14 # of Years Ranked: 12 Company Name: Central Bank & Trust Co. Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Banking Web Address: www.centralbank.com Survey Administrator: Amy Manning, HR Benefits Manager # of U.S. Employees: 530 # of KY Employees: 530 Company Executive: Luther Deaton Profile: Central Bank’s public recognition as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky confirms what those who work there already privately knew. They love Central Bank for its focus on the employees’ satisfaction, well-being, and career growth opportunities. They’re also proud to be a part of Central Bank’s commitment to community involvement and giving back. It’s clear that Central Bank understands that their employees are key to their success.


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Rank: #14 Previous Rank: 6 # of Years Ranked: 9 Company Name: Genentech Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Pharmaceutical Web Address: www.gene.com Survey Administrator: Shannon Burch, Project Coordinator # of U.S. Employees: 14,279 # of KY Employees: 39 Company Executive: Bill Anderson Profile: Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious diseases. We provide some of the most competitive, comprehensive benefits in the country. We believe in our employees. They deserve an environment in which they can excel, with the peace of mind that their families are in good hands.

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Rank: #15 Previous Rank: 25 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: Farm Credit Mid-America Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Financial Services Web Address: www.e-farmcredit.com Survey Administrator: Dawn Karrer, HR Relationship Manager # of U.S. Employees: 1,141 # of KY Employees: 553 Company Executive: Bill Johnson Profile: We are an agricultural lending cooperative that provides a challenging, respectful, and welcoming work environment. Our 1,100+ employees serve nearly 100,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. We support our amazing staff by providing a culture that fosters growth and opportunity, focuses on excellence in employee and customer experience, and provides opportunities to connect and celebrate our achievements.

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Rank: #16 Previous Rank: 16 # of Years Ranked: 4 Company Name: Republic Bank Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Banking Web Address: www.republicbank.com Survey Administrator: Robin White,VP Employee Relations Manager # of U.S. Employees: 1,027 # of KY Employees: 951 Company Executive: Steve Trager Profile: We are honored to receive this award and will continue strive to improve our work environment, and the products and services we offer our clients. We embrace our responsibility to constantly seek out how we can positively affect our team members and our customers’ lives. We accomplish this through our commitment to innovate for the future through technologies, perspectives and partnerships. We strive to make it easy and reduce the complexities of how we work.

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Rank: #17 Previous Rank: 30 # of Years Ranked: 15 Company Name: KORT Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: www.kort.com Survey Administrator: Christina Esser, HR Services Analyst # of U.S. Employees: 35,372 # of KY Employees: 517 Company Executive: Jason Chambers Profile: For the 15th consecutive year, KORT (Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team) was chosen as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.“Winning this award is a tremendous accomplishment and winning it for 15 consecutive years is truly amazing. With each passing year, I grow more and more amazed at the team we’ve assembled at KORT.

Founded in 1999, Material Handling Systems, Inc. is a company of people dedicated to delivering best-value services and solutions based on innovative science and technology applications. MHS is a global systems integrator for the parcel sortation and warehouse automation industries. MHS is headquartered in Mt. Washington, KY with multiple global locations.


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Rank: #18 Previous Rank: 18 # of Years Ranked: 11 Company Name: Corning Incorporated Primary Location: Harrodsburg Industry: Manufacturing Web Address: www.corning.com Survey Administrator: Justin Stuebgen, Human Resources Manager # of U.S. Employees: 15,298 # of KY Employees: 409 Company Executive: Amy Porter Profile: For over 165 years Corning has provided life changing innovative products to the world. We take pride in our technology and product leadership within the key markets we operate. Corning consistently delivers what we promise and ties rewards directly to our performance. We provide high quality products and hold integrity in the highest regard, which characterizes our relationship with others inside and outside of Corning.

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Rank: #19 Previous Rank: 9 (last ranked in 2017) # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Primary Location: Lexington/Louisville Industry: Legal Web Address: https://www.steptoe-johnson.com/ Survey Administrator: Mauritia Kamer, Member # of U.S. Employees: 713 # of KY Employees: 33 Company Executive: Susan Brewer Profile: At Steptoe & Johnson, our first duty and commitment is to each other. Each of us works for the common good of the firm and its clients. Our clients don’t belong to individual lawyers. The firm has clients, and we all serve them.

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Rank: #20 Previous Rank: 9 # of Years Ranked: 7 Company Name: CSI Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Technology Web Address: www.csiweb.com Survey Administrator: Beth Riddle,VP of Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 1,170 # of KY Employees: 351 Company Executive: Steve Powless Profile: Good companies stand behind their products; great companies also stand behind their people. That has been CSI’s philosophy for more than 50 years. Thanks to its devoted employee population, working in more than 20 locations across the U.S., CSI has emerged as one of the most regarded global providers of financial technology and regulatory compliance solutions. The company strives to be on the leading edge of product innovation, all while bolstering its reputation for providing the best customer service in the industry.

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Rank: #21 Previous Rank: Not previously ranked # of Years Ranked: 1 Company Name: Novelis Inc. Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Manufacturing Web Address: www.novelis.com Survey Administrator: Monica Johnson, HR Manager # of U.S. Employees: 4,000 # of KY Employees: 153 Company Executive: Ramon Romero Profile: With a 34-year history in Kentucky, Novelis works alongside our customers to provide innovative solutions to the beverage can, automotive and high-end specialty markets. We are driven by our purpose to shape a sustainable world together. Everything we do begins with our commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our colleagues, customers and communities.

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Rank: #22 Previous Rank: 26 # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: Senture, LLC Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Services Web Address: www.senture.com Survey Administrator: Jane Krebs, Program Manager # of U.S. Employees: 1,925 # of KY Employees: 1,925 Company Executive: Christopher Deaton Profile: Senture, LLC is a privately held business headquartered in London, Kentucky with multiple locations throughout Kentucky. Senture specializes in providing large-scale, complex contact center and Business Process Outsourcing services to leading federal and state government agencies and commercial organizations. We have more than 14 years of experience developing and managing customer service programs for clients.


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Rank: #23 Previous Rank: 22 # of Years Ranked: 8 Company Name: Appriss Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Technology Web Address: www.appriss.com Survey Administrator: Erin Carter, Talent Acquisition Manager # of U.S. Employees: 594 # of KY Employees: 499 Company Executive: Mike Davis Profile: Appriss strives to make the world a better place through the use of data and analytics. We are always working to find ways to address some of the most complex societal issues of the day. The only way this can work is by hiring the most talented individuals and allowing them to use their vast creative and intellectual resources in their everyday jobs.

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Rank: #24 Previous Rank: 11 # of Years Ranked: 3 Company Name: Long John Silver’s, LLC Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Restaurant Web Address: www.ljsilvers.com Survey Administrator: Krista Foster,Vice President Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 15,000 # of KY Employees: 85 Company Executive: James O’Reilly Profile: Long John Silver’s is the world’s most popular quick-service seafood restaurant with almost 1,000 restaurants worldwide. Our Pollock is wild-caught in the icy waters of Alaska, frozen on ship, hand-battered in our stores and served fresh along with our world famous hushpuppies and sides. Direct from the ocean to your plate, we hope you enjoy!

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Rank: #25 Previous Rank: 8 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Valvoline Inc Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Lubricants and automotive services Web Address: www.valvoline.com Survey Administrator: Amanda Plakosh, Organizational Development # of U.S. Employees: 5,196 # of KY Employees: 1,125 Company Executive: Sam Mitchell Profile: Founded in 1866,Valvoline is a worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, we are working to build the world’s leading engine and automotive maintenance business by bringing the hands-on expertise of our 6,700 employees to the customers we serve in more than 140 countries around the world.

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Rank: #26 Previous Rank: 27 # of Years Ranked: 4 Company Name: Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center Primary Location: Mount Vernon Industry: Healthcare - Provider Web Address: www.rockcastleregional.org Survey Administrator: Carmen Poynter, Director of Human Resources # of U.S. Employees: 709 # of KY Employees: 709 Company Executive: Stephen A. Estes Profile: Rockcastle Regional is a 4-time winner of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. The organization operates a 26-bed acute care hospital, 135-bed unit for patients dependent upon mechanical ventilation to breath, a QuickCare clinic, 2 health clinics, as well as other outpatient healthcare services. Since 1956, the organization has developed a reputation for providing high quality, patient-centered care focused on a commitment to safety and clinical outcomes.

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Rank: #27 Previous Rank: 8 (last ranked in 2017) # of Years Ranked: 4 Company Name: V-Soft Consulting Group Inc Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Staffing Web Address: www.vsoftconsulting.com Survey Administrator: Bijal Shah, HR Manager # of U.S. Employees: 766 # of KY Employees: 47 Company Executive: Purna Veer Profile: V-Soft Consulting is a leading business & information technology consulting firm headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Leveraging leading platforms and technology V-Soft’s technical architects guide our clients in the fields of cloud, mobile, AI, chatbots, RPA, IoT, and Machine Learning (ML) that help them lead the industries they serve.

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Rank: #28 Previous Rank: 27 (last ranked in 2017) # of Years Ranked: 12 Company Name: Parallon- Louisville Specialty Center Primary Location: Louisville Industry: Revenue Cycle Management Web Address: www.parallon.com Survey Administrator: Pat Dowdle, HR Manager # of U.S. Employees: 2,300 # of KY Employees: 316 Company Executive: Shannon Dauchot Profile: Parallon is one of the country’s largest premier revenue cycle partners, with more than 16,500 employees serving 650+ hospitals and 2,400+ physician practices. Our track record of results is among the best in the industry. More than 225 hospitals have full-service revenue-cycle partnerships with Parallon, including some of the largest, most successful hospital systems.

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Rank: #29 Previous Rank: 26 (last ranked in 2017) # of Years Ranked: 5 Company Name: Kentucky American Water Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Utility Web Address: https://amwater.com/kyaw/ Survey Administrator: Kurt Kogler, Director, HR Business Partner # of U.S. Employees: 6,700 # of KY Employees: 166 Company Executive: Nick Rowe Profile: Kentucky American Water is proud to provide water and/or wastewater services to customers in portions of 14 counties in the Commonwealth. What we do every day has a direct impact on our customers’ quality of life, so it’s essential to have employees who are committed to achieving high expectations. We need employees who are not only skilled and talented but also engaged, empowered, and customer-focused, so we work hard to create a culture where individuals with these qualities want to work.

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Rank: #30 Previous Rank: 24 # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Galen College of Nursing Primary Location: Louisville/Hazard Industry: Education Web Address: www.galencollege.edu Survey Administrator: Allyson Wolfe,Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Cultural Officer # of U.S. Employees: 779 # of KY Employees: 331 Company Executive: Mark Vogt Profile: Galen College of Nursing is dedicated to providing the best experience for our students and employees. We understand that this takes faculty and staff who are not only committed to their role in Galen’s promise of extraordinary nursing education, but who embrace this promise as their own.

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Rank: #31 Previous Rank: 12 (ranked in 2018 on medium list) # of Years Ranked: 2 Company Name: Musselman Hotels Primary Location: Multiple Cities Industry: Hospitality/Travel/Tourism Web Address: musselmanhotels.com Survey Administrator: Sherrie Morris, Human Resources/Wellness Ambassador # of U.S. Employees: 637 # of KY Employees: 530 Company Executive: Chester Musselman Profile: At Musselman Hotels it is all about the heart beats and not about the numbers. Musselman Hotels is a family owned business that truly treats all our associates as family. We value the unique contributions of our diverse team members as well as their families and their dedication to our company.


The Differentiator What Makes a Best Place to Work? Each year, we hear from employers across the Commonwealth who want to know more about the data collected through the Best Places to Work in Kentucky program. And so, we are breaking it down for you here. The employee survey questions are divided into eight different categories. When the surveys are submitted and the responses compiled, we analyze what percentage of those surveyed respond positively to the questions within each category and determine which ones are from employees whose companies made the list versus those who did not. The chart below ranks the eight categories in order of the highest differentiator between employers on the list versus those not on the list. For example, on average, the leadership and planning questions were responded to positively by only 76% of the non-winning companies versus 89% of the winning companies. This 13% difference indicates that leadership and planning is a significant differentiator between the two lists.

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If there were a perfect formula to creating a best place to work, then we would all be following it. But instead, we continue to measure, survey, and discover what makes a company the best place to work. As part of that process, we are able to uncover significant findings that can help companies differentiate themselves by establishing practices/policies that resonate with employees. Below we have highlighted 11 specific survey questions that had the largest percentage gap of positive responses from winning companies vs. non-winning companies.

I have a good understanding of how this organization is doing financially

Staffing levels are adequate to provide quality products/services

I’m satisfied with the sick leave policy

I can trust what this organization tells me

This organization gives me enough recognition for work that is well done

This organization treats me like a person, not a number

I trust that if I do good work I will be considered for a promotion

Changes that may affect me are communicated to me prior to implementation

Senior leaders live the core values of the organization

I’m satisfied with the tuition reimbursement benefits

The leaders of this organization care about their employees’ well-being

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Winning companies' respondents agreed

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If you’re an employer, ask yourself if these are areas you can improve in. If you are an employee, ask yourself if these things are true about your workplace and what you can do be able to answer these questions positively at your workplace. If you are a job seeker, ask questions in interviews that allow you to determine if the company has strengths in these areas. If you think your company has what it takes to become a Best Place to Work in Kentucky, visit us online at www.bestplacestoworkky.com. #BESTPLACESKY

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