Top businesses say Best Places award helps recruit and retain top workers in the state

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) proudly honored businesses from across the state as Best Places to Work in Kentucky because of their commitment to move the state forward.

More than 1,200 attendees joined in celebrating the 90 Kentucky companies who were recognized for their commitment to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence during the Eleventh Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony this month.

Winners were selected from three categories – small companies of 15-149 employees, medium companies of 150-499 employees and large companies consisting of more than 500 employees (categories based on number of U.S. employees, only Kentucky employees surveyed). The selection process is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey, administrated by Best Companies Group.

See video from this year’s event and interviews with employers about what the honor means for their business:

Edward Jones, Your Community Bank and River Road Asset Management were ranked the 2015 Best Places to Work in Kentucky.

River Road Asset Management, the number one small company, is located in Louisville and is an institutional investment management firm founded in April 2005 that manages more than $8 billion in assets. This is the fifth year River Road has been named to the Best Places to Work in Kentucky list and a second-time winner in the small company category.

Your Community Bank, the top winner in the medium company category, is a banking organization that provides loans, deposit accounts, treasury management, and other financial products to both businesses and consumers. This is the third year that Your Community Bank has made the list.

Edward Jones, the winner of the large company category, is a full-service brokerage firm and private partnership that serves individual investors. The community-based investment firm prides itself on the commitment to tailored strategies and building relationships between financial advisors and their clients. Edward Jones has made the list for 10 years.

The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) state council and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are proud to host the Best Places initiative, as both organizations support the value of workplace excellence as a key component in moving Kentucky forward.

For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit To download a PDF of the entire list, please click here.

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