Monday, September 1, 2008

by Trey Heath (


Finalists have been named in Memphis Business Journal ’s 4th annual Best Places to Work competition.

97 companies from throughout the Mid-South entered the contest, which serves to recognize businesses for cultivating good work environments. Each company’s employees completed an anonymous online survey, ranking factors such as company loyalty, trust in company leadership and faith in the company’s continued success.


Wichita, Kan.-based Quantum Market Research, Inc., administered the surveys and graded each company based on the results. Finalists were selected in three categories, based on company size.


Finalists in the small company category, with 1-50 employees, are: Adams and Reese LLP, Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Centro, Inc. , ETI Corp., Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, Horne LLP CPAs and Business Advisors, Legacy Wealth Management, Memphis Regional Chamber, Microsoft Corp., Speak! Creative and Sunshine Enterprise, Inc.


Finalists in the medium company category, with 51-150 employees, are: Hnedak Bobo Group, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance LLC, Paragon National Bank, Presbyterian Day School and Thompson Dunavant PLC.


In the large company category, for businesses with 151 or more employees, the finalists are: Accredo, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, BancorpSouth, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Cummins, Inc., Harrah’s Entertainment Mid-South Region, Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union, Mid-America Apartment Communities and Smith & Nephew, Inc.


All finalists will be honored and winners announced at the Best Places to Work awards luncheon, which will be held Oct. 17 at noon at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.


The top three winners in each category will receive a basic reporting package upgrade from Quantum.


Original article appeared in the Memphis Business Journal.