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Workplace Excellence

    The prestigious annual SESHRM Workplace Excellence Award is to acknowledge those companies that have made significant strides in employee practices to establish a highly desirable work environment and to recognize them for their leadership, culture and best practices.

    These companies are family-friendly with a dedicated workforce consistently portraying a strong culture of empowerment and growth. This award is presented every year at the SD Safety and Health Conference in October. Follow the tabs to the left for more information on current and past awards.

    The History of the Workplace Excellence Awards
    *Winners Bolded

    Year

    Small

    Medium

    Large

     2016

    RMS Roller Grinder
    Blend Interactive
    - Sioux Empire Federal Credit Union
    - Earth Blend

    Lloyd Companies
    - Carsforsale.com
    - Orthopedic Institute
    - Dow Rummel Village

    First Premier / Premier Bankcard
    - Esurance

     2015

    Howalt-McDowell Insurance, A Marsh &
    McLennan Agency

    - RMS Roller Grinder
    - Click Rain
    - Urology Specialist Clinic
    - Reliamax
    - Blend Interactive

    Carsforsale.com
    - Vast Broadband
    - Midco Connections

    Avera McKennan
    - Esurance
    - First Premier Bank
    - Midcontinent Communications

     2014

    Service First Federal Credit Union

    Gage Brothers
     - Central Farmers Cooperative
     - Kreisers, Inc.

    Midcontinent Communications
     - Esurance
     - POET

    2013

    Click Rain
     - Missouri River Energy Services

    Wow! Internet, Cable, & Phone
     - DocuTap
     - Dakotacare

    Capital One Financial
     - Avera
     - Esurance

    2012

    Interstate Control Systems
     - Buskerud Construction

    Children’s Care Hospital & School
     - CSD
     - Orion Food Systems, LLC

    Sammons Financial Group
     - Capitol One Financial Corp.
     - Esurance
     - Evangelical Good Samaritan Society
     - Graco, Inc.
     - Raven Industries

    2011

     - no nominations

    Sencore
     - RAS

    Raven Industries
     - Midland National Life
     - Good Samaritan
     - POET

    2010

    Hematech
     - Colorado Tech
     - Hegg Companies

    CNA Surety
     - Sencore

    Avera McKennan
    Esurance
     - Raven Industries
     - LodgeNet
     - Midland National Life

    2009

    Globe University
     - Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons

    Wellmark Blue Cross
     - Argus Leader
     - Avera Heart Hospital
     - CNA Surety
     - Holmes Murphy
     - Meta Bank

    Midcontinent
     - Avera McKennan Hospital
     - Children’s Care Hospital
     - Evangelical Good Sam

    2008

    J&L Harley Davidson
     - Interstates Control Systems

    First National Bank
     - Great Western Bank
     - Argus Leader

    Sanford Health
     - Wells Fargo
     - CCC Information

    2007

    Howalt McDowell
     - Milo Belle
     - Center for Active Generations

    Avera Heart Hospital
     - Hot Stuff Foods

    Avera McKennan Hospital
     - Sioux Valley Hospital
     - HSBC