Milwaukee businesses named ‘Best and Brightest to Work For’

For the last six years, companies around the Milwaukee, Wisc., area have competed for the title of “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” and this year was no different.

More than 240 people were on hand recently for the sixth-annual Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For event, at the Wisconsin Club as dozens of companies were honored, including three “elite” winners.

The event kicked off with morning keynote speaker Steve Lowisz, CEO of Qualigence International, talking about “People are our most important asset.” A panel of best-practice winners shared their knowledge on “The Best and Brightest Areas for Employers to Focus On, including top leaders acting on feedback, the immediate supervisor, identifying and retaining top performers and compensation and benefits solutions.

The panel discussion was moderated by HRBoost CEO Nicole Martin and featured Carrie Adams, group HR manager for Enterprise Holdings; Tracey Barrett, Vice President, NVISIA; and Kevin Ralofsky, President and CEO at Verve, a Credit Union.

The afternoon keynote speaker was Eric Coryell, Founder, Core Connections, who gave an interactive presentation on “Creating Accountable Teams.”

Awards show host Ben Wagner of WISN ABC-12 News Milwaukee, presented the awards.

“With the war on talent hitting the doorsteps of the Best and Brightest, this achievement means even more than it did a year ago,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs. “As we continue to raise the bar, these companies rise to the challenge through cultural innovation, maximizing their workforce potential.”

Elite winners:
Best of the Best – Small Business
The Starr Group

Best of the Best – Medium Business
Primex Family of Companies

Best of the Best – Large Business


AllianceStaff LLC
American Deposit Management
Ansay & Associates, LLC
Apex Systems
Best Version Media
Brew City Marketing
Coakley Brothers and Brothers Interiors
Core Vision IT Solutions
EmPower HR
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Fiduciary Real Estate Development
GGMM – GoGeddit Marketing & Media
Glenroy Inc
GMR Marketing
Good Foods Group
Good Harvest Market
Guy & O’Neill, Inc
Health Payment Systems
Impact Networking
Kesslers Diamonds, Inc.
Little Sprouts Play Café
M3 Insurance
MacGregor Partners
New Resources Consulting
Parasol Alliance
Quest CE
Rev Pop Inc
River Run
RoCoco Inc.
Saggezza Inc
Senior Helpers
Sentinel Technologies, Inc.
Service Express Inc.
Spectrum Investment Advisors
Superior Support Resources, Inc.
Tall Guy and a Grill Catering
The Phoenix Company
The Salvation Army
TKO Miller
Total Quality Logistics
Vantage Point Corporation
Verve, a Credit Union