Fourteen Elite Winners Announced at Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness Virtual Event

At the annual “Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness®” digital awards celebration held Nov. 9, not only were the winning companies recognized, but fourteen Elite winners were also honored. 

Representing 14 different award categories, this distinctive awards program is presented annually by the National Association for Business Resources. (For a complete list of winners, click here.)

These Elite Michigan companies represent the best practices in wellness programs. The winners are selected based on their overall high scores and are then named an Elite winner in their respective category. The most prestigious award, the “Best of the Best-Large Business” was presented to DTE Energy, which demonstrated excellence in all categories.  

DTE Energy stood above all of this year’s entries with exceptional wellness and wellbeing practices. The company outranked all of the competing companies in every category used to evaluate the winning entries.

“These companies have shown fortitude and have inspired others to make critical decisions for the betterment of their teams,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, National Association for Business Resources and the Best and Brightest Programs. “This year’s winning companies represent high standards and an exceptional commitment to their employees’ wellbeing.”

Elite award winners included:

Small Business                                                          


Medium Business                                                     

Consumers Credit Union

Large Business                                                         

DTE Energy


Kids Kicking Cancer

Faith Based                                                               

Holy Cross Missionary Baptist Church Keith Elementary School

Benefits & Programs                                                           


Employee Input                                                        

Greenleaf Hospitality Group

Participation & Incentives                                      

Greenleaf Trust

Wellness Provider to Individuals                            

Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

Wellness Benefit Consultant                                               

Manquen Vance



Culture and Environment                                       

Progressive AE

Outcomes, Evaluation, Analysis & Tracking                    

Dematic Corp.

The elite winners are selected based on their overall high scores and then named an elite winner in their highest performing category. (See list of winners following.)

Nominated companies are assessed by reviewing a number of key measures in each category. Each company’s entry was evaluated by an independent research firm. 

Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, NOW Health Group, Corp! Magazine, Blackberry, Ascension, Consumers Credit Union, National Diagnostic Services and uMap.