Winning Workplaces, a small business consultation firm, recently held its 2008 Top Small Workplaces Contest, and Hoosier companies JFNew (Walkerton) and G&S Research (Indianapolis) were named as two of the 20 finalists (out of 400 applicants). The second annual Winning Workplaces contest was built to recognize exceptional small businesses in North America who encourage and reward innovation, teamwork and professional growth while providing a culture and benefits that create employee loyalty.
G&S Research has been on the Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work list the past three years, and the Winning Workplaces web site issued the following about JFNew — a company we’re proud to call an Indiana Chamber member:
Founded in 1989, JFNew offers natural resources and ecological consulting services including wetland consulting, natural resources management, native plant supply and installation, lake and stream restoration and maintenance of natural areas. Based in regions once dependent on manufacturing or agricultural industries for jobs, JFNew, with 107 employees, sets a fine example for growing business in new markets. JFNew is creating job growth and opportunities for their employees while also positively impacting local ecosystems. Clients and staff alike applaud their strong values, which attract top talent insistent on an appreciation for conservation and an environmental ethic. Known as a leader in environmental consulting in the Midwest, JFNew champions new research and innovations, offering its staff continuous and extensive learning opportunities in order to serve as a leading-edge problem-solver for clients.
Also noteworthy, the Indiana Chamber will once again be conducting its Best Places to Work Awards this year. Applications for the 2009 contest are due December 5. If you’re proud of how you treat your employees, don’t miss out on this opportunity to have your business recognized.