Companies Honored as Michigan’s Best and Brightest Wellness Winners

There is stiff competition every year for Best and Brightest Program awards, and this year was no exception.

Dozens of Michigan companies were honored as the Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness category. They were honored during a virtual awards ceremony capping off last week’s Illuminate Business Talent Summit hosted by Corp! Magazine, the National Association for Business Resources and the Best and Brightest Programs.

“Throughout the year, the Nation’s Best and Brightest winners have demonstrated leadership and forward thinking as they continued pivoting their business and workforce through Covid-19,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs. “As the conversation and focus have shifted, our Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions regarding Well-being and Racial Justice. It is in these unique times that the Best and Brightest winners excel and share their knowledge with others.”

These wellness winning companies were evaluated by an assessment created and administered by SynBella, the nation’s leading wellness systems firm. Company entries are examined statistically for quantitative and qualitative data.

Each survey was scored on a point system based upon criteria to benchmark and improve wellness program effectiveness.  They include outcomes, analysis, tracking, participation & incentives, benefits and programs, leadership, employee input, culture and environment.

Elite winners included:

Large Business

Rocket Companies

Medium Business

Consumers Credit Union

Small Business



Rhonda Walker Foundation


Historic Little Rock Baptist Church


Keith Elementary

Wellness Provider to Individuals

Manifest Counseling

Wellness Benefit Consultant Provider to Corporations


Culture and Environment

DTE Energy

Here’s a shout-out to all the winners:

Wellness Employers


Agree Realty Corporation


Baudville Brands

Bell’s Brewery, Inc.


Center for Financial Planning

Comfort Research

Consumers Credit Union

Credit Acceptance

DTE Energy

Easterseals Michigan

Edify North

Express Employment Professionals

Farbman Group

General Dynamics Land Systems

GMB Architecture + Engineering

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Great Expressions Dental Centers

Greenleaf Hospitality Group

Greenleaf Trust

Henry Ford Health System

Herman Miller

Inteva Products

Lacks Enterprises, Inc.

Lake Michigan Credit Union

Lake Trust Credit Union

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

MMI Engineered Solutions

MSU Federal Credit Union

OHM Advisors


Oswald Companies

Peckham, Inc.


Progressive AE


Robert Bosch LLC

Rocket Companies


Sachse Enterprise of Companies

Service Express, Inc.


Studio C


The Wiser Financial Group

Thornton & Grooms Company

United Wholesale Mortgage

University of Michigan



Yeo & Yeo CPAs and Business Consultants

Wellness Providers to Individuals

Awaken Yoga

Elite Body Tranining

Manifest Life Counseling

The Tough Gym

Wellness Providers to Corporations

Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions

Health Plan Advocate

Wellness Benefit Consultants to Corporations

Austin Benefits Group


Kapnick Insurance Group

Lighthouse an Alera Group Company

Manquen Vance

Marsh McLennan Agency

Non Profit Organizations

Community Network Services

Development Centers

Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

Metro Detroit CLUW

MIU Men’s Health Foundation

Operation Fit – Bronson Battle Creek

Redirecting Youth to Strive for Excellence (R.Y.S.E.)

Rhonda Walker Foundation

The Color of Autism Foundation

Wedgwood Christian Services

Faith Based Organizations

Aijalon Baptist Church

Chapel Hill Ministry

Christian Tabernacle Church

Family Victory Fellowship Church

Fellowship Chapel

Flowery Mount Baptist

Historic Little Rock Baptist Church

Historic Motor City Baptist Church

Holy Cross Missionary Baptist Church

Kadesh Missionary

Smith Chapel AME

Third New Hope Baptist Church

True Rock Church

Schools and School Districts

Bennett Elementary – Detroit Public Schools

Cornerstone Health + Technology High School

Dearborn Public Schools

East Middle School

Jefferson Elementary

Keith Elementary School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School

New Haven Community School District

Oakland Schools

Roosevelt Elementary

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School

White Pine Middle School

Y Detroit Innovation Academy