Consumers Credit Union named best mid-sized company to work for in the nation

Wins award from pool of 101 Best & Brightest companies

KALAMAZOO, MI (January 13, 2017) — The National Association for Business Resources has named the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® in the Nation and Consumers Credit Union is honored to have been acknowledged as one of three Best of the Best companies in the medium sized business category.

The 2016 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; and Strategic Company Performance.

Elite companies demonstrated exceptional innovative human resource practices and set high standards for all businesses. Winners like Consumers are selected based on their high scores, which set them above and beyond. An Elite winner categories include: The Best of the Best Small Business, The Best of the Best Medium Business and The Best of the Best Large Business. The three Elite winners are:

The Best of the Best Small: Business Spring Strategies (Columbia, MD)
Best of the Best Medium Business: Consumers Credit Union (Kalamazoo, MI)
The Best of the Best Large Business: Prometheus Real Estate Group (San Francisco, CA)

“We believe that providing our employees with the programs they need to be successful and fulfilled is integral to our success. We know that our credit union succeeds when our employees succeed,” says Kit Snyder, President and CEO. This belief that satisfied, engaged employees provide the best service to members is central to the values Consumers champions throughout the organization.

Scores for each category are based on data reported by the companies HR departments and feedback gathered from employee surveys. Consumers averaged in the 90th percentile or above. This is the second time Consumers has been awarded a Best and Brightest Award at the national level, in 2013 they were named one of the 101 Best Companies to Work For. Consumers has received recognition for its wellness, training, and HR programs regularly over the last 10 years.

About Consumers Credit Union

Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Consumers Credit Union is a full-service financial institution and a leader in digital banking  technology, mortgages and business lending. Consumers has more than $2 billion in assets and has averaged 18 percent annual  growth for more than 35 years. Locally owned since 1951, Consumers serves more than 133,000 individuals and businesses through  27 offices located in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Coldwater, Lansing and up the Lakeshore, with member access to  30,000+ free CO-OP Network ATMs nationwide. For details, visit Editors, please refer to Consumers Credit Union  in short as Consumers, rather than CCU. Thank you!


Lynne Jarman-Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer 

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