Michigan First Credit Union Named a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For

LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. – Dec. 27, 2011 – Michigan First Credit Union ( has been named one of the nation’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™  by the National Association for Business Resources. This is the first ever national 101 Best and Brightest awards program.  For four years running, Michigan First has also been named one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest companies to Work For.”

“This distinction is a great honor for everyone here at Michigan First,” said Monica Horger, vice president of human resources at Michigan First Credit Union. “We take a lot of pride in the service we provide to our members and that wouldn’t be possible without having a happy and engaged team behind us. We are always looking for innovative ways to provide each team member with the best benefits and incentives that we can.” 

The 2011 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. They include communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, recruitment and selection, small business and work-life balance.

With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) have identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

“Nationally recognized award recipients keep innovative human resource initiatives at the forefront of their company culture and make it a priority to consider their workforce as an essential aspect in their company success. Our Association is proud to recognize and honor these winning companies for this fine achievement,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president.

Michigan First team members receive unique educational opportunities, including extensive team member training, tuition reimbursement, reimbursement for professional development courses and team-building days. Team success is also celebrated with monthly reward programs, with incentives including cash bonuses, gift cards and tickets to local sporting and concert events, for team members who achieve specific milestones.

About Michigan First Credit Union

Based in Lathrup Village, Mich., Michigan First Credit Union is one of the leading technology-focused credit unions in metro Detroit. The rapidly growing, full-service financial institution serves more than 84,000 members and has more than $600 million in assets. Founded in 1926 as the Detroit Teachers Credit Union, Michigan First has since expanded to serve those who live, work or worship in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, as well as local businesses. Michigan First is committed to continuously investing in its members, the community, youth and financial literacy initiatives and providing members with the latest in banking technology and services. For more information, visit

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About National Association for Business Resources

Based in Warren, Mich., the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) is a business organization of small to medium-sized businesses, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 200,0000 persons nationally. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like.  Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. Visit NABR online at

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