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2010 Honor Roll Recognizes Caring Employers Persevering in Stormy Economy

Thursday, March 18, 2010 General News J E 4
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CHICAGO, March 18 Center for Companies That Care announces its 2010 Honor Roll, a national list recognizing employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement. The eighth annual Honor Roll celebrates 29 U.S.-based organizations of all sizes in diverse industries headquartered in 18 states. Recipients will be honored at an April conference in Chicago.

"Given our challenging economy, it's especially inspiring to see employers not losing sight of employee engagement and volunteerism," said Marci Koblenz, the organization's President. "They understand caring not only benefits individuals, families, and communities, but also gives employers an advantage with their stakeholders."

Honor Roll recipients are selected for their adherence to all 10 Characteristics of a "Company That Cares." Each Honor Roll organization shows its steadfast commitment to employees and actively supports communities. Key components of the selection process are a written application and employee survey.

"Honor Roll organizations understand the importance of doing the right things even in difficult times. An example is their approach to rising health care costs. These employers provide screenings and programs to promote healthy lifestyles. This approach results in lower health care expenses overall," said Cynthia Cobb, Honor Roll Program Chair. "It's a win-win-win for employees, their families, and the employers."

The Honor Roll announcement coincides with the annual launch of CAREDAYS, a month-long, national initiative addressing a significant societal issue. CAREDAYS10: Terrific Tales supports childhood literacy by creating classroom libraries with age-appropriate books for children to read. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate. If we all do a little, we can accomplish a lot!

Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging employers in strengthening individuals, families and communities. For more about Center for Companies That Care, visit www.companies-that-care.org or call 312.661.1010.

The 2010 Honor Roll includes: AAA Mid-Atlantic KPMG LLP Lake Forest Graduate School of Baxter Credit Union Management Bon Secours Virginia Health System PJM Interconnection Bright Horizons Family Solutions Rush University Medical Center CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. Sherman Health Childrens' Creative Learning Centers (CCLC) Sysmex America, Inc. Cleveland Clinic Florida The Care of Trees Convergint Technologies LLC The Golden 1 Credit Union Delnor Health System Triangle Printers Inc. Enterprise Fleet Management Umpqua Bank Holy Name Medical Center University HealthSystem Consortium Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants WellStar Health System

SOURCE Center for Companies That Care
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