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WSI is Recognized as One of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

[Kalamazoo, MI:] — Every year, companies throughout the greater West Michigan region compete to be named one of “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. WSI (Workforce Strategies, Inc.) is pleased to announce the company has been recognized as a 2021 winner, making it our sixth consecutive year in the winner’s circle. 

“Participating in the Best and Brightest survey on an annual basis has truly helped guide and shape our employee engagement and company culture.  It allows us to see the progress we’ve made and also gives us the ability to address areas of opportunity,” says Lauren Rogalski, WSI Manager of Process Improvement & Engagement. “It’s an honor to receive this award for the sixth consecutive year and shows WSI’s commitment to overall excellence and employee satisfaction.  What a perfect way to celebrate our 20th anniversary!”  

To be considered for the award, an independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures such as Employee Enrichment, Communication and Shared Vision, Diversity and Inclusion, Work-Life Balance and more. With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards. 

“Throughout the year, the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® have demonstrated leadership and forward thinking as they pivoted their business and workforce through Covid-19. As the conversation and focus has shifted, our Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions regarding race relations employee wellbeing. In these unique times, the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® excel and share their knowledge with others,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For winners will be virtually honored during on Tuesday, July 20th where they will go on to compete for 13 elite awards as well as the “Best of the Best Overall” award. 

About the Best and Brightest to Work For® Program 

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a national program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, West Michigan & nationally.

2021 West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

4front Credit Union

a.j. Veneklasen, Inc.

ABD Engineering & Design, Inc.

Adamy Valuation

Adventure Credit Union


Air Lift Company

Allied Business Services

Allied Electric, Inc.

Amerifirst Home Mortgage

Andy J. Egan Co

Arbor Financial Credit Union

Armstrong International

Baker Holtz, CPAs and Advisors

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Baudville Brands


Beene Garter, LLP

Behler-Young Company

Bell’s Brewery Inc.

BHS Insurance


BKC | Brink, Key & Chludzinski, P.C.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Buist Electric Inc.

Butterball Farms Inc.


Charter Capital Partners

Choice Schools Associates

CHOP Tree Service

Clark Retirement Community

Comfort Research

Consumers Credit Union

Crystal Mountain

CTS Telecom

Davenport University

DeWys Manufacturing Inc.

DFCU Financial

Dominion Systems, Inc.

Easter Seals of Michigan

Eckert Wordell

Emmanuel Hospice


EQI, Ltd

EV Construction

Express Employment Professionals- West Michigan

Family Promise of Grand Rapids


Feyen Zylstra

Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering Inc.


Flexfab LLC

Flow-Rite Controls

Foresight Management

Forest Area Credit Union

Garrison Dental Solutions

Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Ghafari Associates, LLC

GMB Architecture + Engineering

GNS Holland, Inc.

Grand Rapids Metrology

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing

Greenleaf Hospitality Group

Greenleaf Trust

GT Independence

Gun Lake Casino

Harbor Industries, Inc.

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Heritage Community of Kalamazoo

Highpoint Community Bank

Holland Hospital

Honigman LLP

Hope College

Humanex Ventures

Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors

Hutcherson Construction

Industrial Magnetics Inc.

InsITe Business Solutions LLC

ITC Incorporated


ITS Partners

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Kevin Toler & Associates

Kids’ Food Basket

Knight Watch Inc.

Koops Inc

KSS Enterprises

L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

Lachman Stuart


Lake Michigan Credit Union

Lakeshore Advantage

Lakewood Construction

Legacy Trust

Legal Copy Services Inc.

Life EMS Ambulance

Lighthouse an Alera Group Company

Macatawa Bank

Mel Trotter Ministries

Mercantile Bank of Michigan

Metro Health University of Michigan Health

Michigan First Credit Union

Michigan Software Labs

Mill Steel Company

MSU Federal Credit Union

New Holland Brewing Company

Northpointe Bank

Nugent Builders Inc.

Nulty Insurance

OMNI Community Credit Union

OptiMed Health Partners


OST (Open Systems Technologies)


Paragon D&E

Pella Windows & Doors by Horne

Plante Moran

Progressive AE



Ritsema Associates

Robroy Enclosures

Rockford Construction

Schupan & Sons, Inc.

Seaman’s Mechanical

Seber Tans PLC

SecurAlarm Systems, Inc.

Seelye Auto Group

Service Express

Service Professor, Inc.



Soils & Structures

Southwest Michigan First


SpendMend, LLC

St. Ann’s Home

Star Truck Rentals

Suburban Inns

Sun Title Agency

Sunset Retirement Communities & Services



TGG Solutions

The C2 Group

The Kendall Group

The Wiser Financial Group

Think Chromatic

Total Quality Logistics


Town & Country Group

Triangle Associates, Inc.

Trillium Staffing Solutions


UFP Technologies

UMRC & Porter Hills

United Bank

Vanderwall Brothers Concrete Products

West Michigan Transport, LLC

West Michigan Whitecaps


Wolverine Building Group



Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Zeigler Auto Group

About WSI

You know how they say actions speak louder than words? WSI is an award-winning staffing and recruiting firm because we understand the power of a positive and fulfilling workplace. We live and breathe it every day, and love helping others experience it too. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, WSI also has offices in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Sturgis, Michigan, and Albion, Indiana. Learn more about us at

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