The Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania program is a celebration of great companies and their employees.
The Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania program is a celebration of great companies and their employees.

LANCASTER – An investment company and an insurance brokerage firm were named the top two “Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania” for 2013 at the awards ceremony held here this evening.

Edward Jones of Lemoyne, Cumberland County, and the Philadelphia-based insurance brokerage firm, The Graham Company, topped the list for the large- and small/medium-sized categories, respectively.

Team Pennsylvania Foundation joined the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Central Penn Business Journal in announcing Pennsylvania’s 100 Best Places to Work at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

Governor Tom Corbett attended the event, offering brief comments that celebrated the companies and their employees who made the Best Places to Work list. The governor also personally congratulated each winning company as they came forward to receive their award.

Gov. Tom Corbett thanks and congratulates the companies who made the list of the 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.
Gov. Tom Corbett thanks and congratulates the companies who made the list of the 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.

“Business is what really drives this country; Business is what drives this commonwealth,” Corbett said. “It’s what I have been trying to work with – increasing our employment in the private sector all across the commonwealth in Pennsylvania. We’ve been doing that and will continue to do that. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I want to thank you for what you are doing and congratulate you all.”

DCED Secretary C. Alan Walker said the department is honored to support Best Places because it recognizes the vast diversity of companies that propel the state’s economy.

“From small mom-and-pop shops to hospitals, mills and major manufacturers, Pennsylvania’s job creators help make our commonwealth the best place to live, work and raise a family. Tonight, we celebrate these businesses that not only contribute to Pennsylvania’s diverse and vibrant economy, but also empower our hardworking and talented workforce to thrive both personally and professionally,” Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker said.

Team Pennsylvania is a founding partner and lead sponsor of Best Places to Work since the program began 14 years ago.

“Team Pennsylvania Foundation is proud to sponsor a program like the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania competition as we celebrate and honor companies that create a positive work environment for its employees,” said Matt Zieger, president and CEO of Team Pennsylvania Foundation.  “This program is also a benchmarking tool for businesses in the commonwealth; it is a high standard of achievement and a distinction that makes businesses more attractive to their clients and potential employees.”

The Best Places to Work in PA includes two groups of 72 companies: small/medium-sized firms with 25-250 employees and 28 large-sized companies with 251 employees or more.

The rankings are compiled through research via a survey that’s sent to employers and employees from hundreds of companies in the commonwealth. Using a formula similar to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America,” the Best Companies Group scores the workplace practices survey along with the employee survey and each Best Places to Work candidate is given an overall score.

To be eligible, participating companies must:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in Pennsylvania;
  • Have at least 25 employees in Pennsylvania; and
  • Be in good standing with all commonwealth agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction.

“We recognize companies during this event that strive for and create a positive and rewarding work environment through innovative practices,” said David A. Schankweiler, publisher, Central Penn Business Journal. “By recognizing these outstanding companies, we are promoting Pennsylvania as a leader in the business community.”

Winners will be highlighted in a special newspaper supplement produced by the Central Penn Business Journal that will be distributed statewide this week.

72 small-/medium-sized and 28 large-sized companies

Small-/Medium-Sized Companies (25 to 249 employees)

Rank – Company, City

1. The Graham Company, Philadelphia
2. Nxtbook Media, Lancaster
3. ALL4 Inc., Kimberton
4. Fischer Cunnane & Associates Ltd, West Chester
5. Sealstrip Corporation, Gilbertsville
6. ABG Capital, Pittsburgh
7. AWeber Communications, Chalfont
8. Wessel & Company, Johnstown
9. Mission Critical Partners, Inc., Port Matilda
10. 1847Financial, Conshohocken
11. Global Tax Management, Inc., Radnor
12. Cargas Systems, Inc., Lancaster
13. Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill
14. BL Companies, Inc., Camp Hill
15. Ciocca Honda, Harrisburg
16. JPL, Harrisburg
17. Boyer & Ritter, LLC, Camp Hill
18., Philadelphia
19. Renewal by Andersen of Central PA, Mechanicsburg
20. WebpageFX, Inc., Carlisle
21. IMA Consulting, Chadds Ford
22. Quandel Enterprises Inc., Harrisburg
23. Sierra w/o Wires, Inc., Pittsburgh
24. PIBH, Harrisburg
25. Windsor Financial Group, Horsham
26. DVL, Inc., Bristol
27. eXude, Inc., Philadelphia
28. Hamilton Lane Advisors, LLC, Bala Cynwyd
29. Evoke Health, Philadelphia
30. American Bank, Allentown
31. Swagelok Allentown/Allentown Fluid Systems, Inc., Schnecksville
32. 1ST SUMMIT BANK, Johnstown
33. eMoney Advisor, Conshohocken
34. Advanced Facility Management Services, Inc., Greencastle
35. Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Ft. Washington
36. Vigon International, Inc., E. Stroudsburg
37. Pentec Health, Inc., Boothwyn
38. McKonly & Asbury LLP, Camp Hill
39. Momentum, Inc., Camp Hill
40. Philadelphia Union, Chester
41. Keystone Insurers Group, Inc., Northumberland
42. MXL Industries, Inc., Lancaster
43. Simon Lever LLP, Lancaster
44. Sordoni Construction Services, Inc., Forty Fort
45. Kleinschmidt Associates, Pittsfield, Maine (Strasburg, Pa., office)
46. Gunn-Mowery, LLC, Lemoyne
47. Kinetic Physical Therapy, Chester Springs
48. Aerzen USA Corporation, Coatesville
49. PeoplesBank, a Codorus Valley Company, York
50. SeniorLIFE Johnstown, Johnstown
51. Monetate, Conshohocken
52. Reliance Bank, Altoona
53. Client Solution Architects LLC, Mechanicsburg
54. JFC Staffing Companies, Camp Hill
55. InvestEdge, Bala Cynwyd
56. Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc., Boyertown
57. HydroWorx, Middletown
58. Mutual Benefit Group, Huntingdon
59. Peoples Neighborhood Bank, Hallstead
60. Miners Bank, Minersville
61. Horovitz, Rudoy & Roteman, LLC, Pittsburgh
62. Adaptik Corporation, Bethlehem
63. Michael J. O’Connor & Associates, Frackville
64. Mid Penn Bank, Millersburg
65. Utilities Employees Credit Union, Wyomissing
66. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., Lancaster
67. Triple Crown Corporation, Harrisburg
68. Raylon Corporation, Reading
69. Lake Erie Biofuels dba as Hero BX, Erie
70. Continental Bank, Plymouth Meeting
71. Andesa Services, Inc., Allentown
72. LB Water, Selinsgrove

Large-Sized Companies (250 and more employees)
1. Edward Jones, Lemoyne
2. Ryan, LLC, Pittsburgh
3. McNees Wallace & Nurick, Harrisburg
4. Glatfelter Insurance Group, York
5. Somerset Trust Company, Somerset
6. McClure Company, Harrisburg
7. Wagman Companies Inc., York
8. Sheetz, Inc., Altoona
9. Gettysburg College, Gettysburg
10. The North Highland Company, Radnor
11. Waverly Heights, Gladwyne
12. NPC, Inc., Claysburg
13. Golder Associates Inc., Mt. Laurel
14. Country Meadows Retirement Communities, Hershey
15. Digitas Health, Philadelphia
16. Schaedler Yesco, Harrisburg
17. Benco Dental, Pittston
18. Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Allentown
19. East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station
20. Home Nursing Agency Healthcare, Altoona
21. Penn National Insurance, Harrisburg
22. PinnacleHealth System, Harrisburg
23. Citrin Cooperman, New York
24. Celerity of PA, LLC, Mechanicsburg
25. F&M Trust, Chambersburg
26. Compass Group, Support Services, Wayne
27. TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose
28. McCormick Taylor, Inc., Philadelphia

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