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10 companies deemed Best Places to Work, 3 honored for Sustained Excellence

10 companies deemed Best Places to Work, 3 honored for Sustained Excellence

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Results of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Omaha survey are in. Six of the 10 winning companies can boast a repeat from last year and three additional companies received the honor of having Sustained Excellence.

Created in 2003 by Baird Holm LLP and sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber, the initiative publicly recognizes and celebrates local employers who foster an engaged work environment and culture dedicated to organizational success.

According to Baird Holm, research has shown that engaged employees tend to stay with their employers longer, serve customers more effectively, and help contribute toward a more profitable company. Survey questions inquire about several aspects of their workplace, including morale, environment, engagement and opportunities, management and co-workers. Employee engagement is measured through an online survey administered and analyzed by Quantum Workplace.

This initiative has become an invaluable tool for employers by providing a platform to set and measure engagement goals tied to their business plans, said partner Kelli P. Lieurance of Baird Holm LLP.

“The survey provides the detailed information employers need to produce teams that are engaged and productive in their work,” Lieurance said. “Earning this recognition is a great source of pride for the winners, and can also be used in both marketing and recruiting efforts. More than that, considering how much the COVID-19 pandemic has altered many of our workplaces, this achievement by our winners is particularly impressive this year.”

Here are the 2021 winners.

Companies with 25 to 200 employees:

1. CharterWest Bank

2. Lockton Companies

3. Midlands Choice

4. Bridges Trust

5. Supportworks

Companies with more than 200 employees: 1. Buildertrend

2. Verizon Media

3. Olsson

4. PayPal

5. Signature Performance

Four of the companies in the category of 200-plus employees were winners in 2020. Buildertrend is a repeat at No. 1.

The category of 25 to 200 employees saw three newcomers this year in CharterWest Bank, Lockton Companies and Midlands Choice.

This year, the program honors three Sustained Excellence Award winners: Object Partners, Thrasher Inc., and Vetter Health Services Inc. This prestigious designation is given to organizations that have repeatedly ranked in the top three in the Best Places to Work in Omaha survey. It is the highest level of recognition an organization can receive as part of this initiative.

The winners will be publicly recognized at a luncheon at CHI Health Center Omaha on Sept. 30. Tickets are $40 per person, or $400 for a table of 10, and are available for purchase online at


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