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2014 Best Places to Work winner rankings announced

Community Bank Shares, First Corbin Long Term Care and River Road Asset Management take top honors

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 25, 2014) – Community Bank Shares, First Corbin Long Term Care and River Road Asset Management were ranked the 2014 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

bestplacestoworkDuring the 10th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, presented by Kentucky Career Center and UI SIDES, 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.

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.

River Road Asset Management, the number one small company, is located in Louisville and is an institutional investment management firm founded in April 2005 with $10 billion in assets. This is the fourth year River Road has been named to the Best Places to Work in Kentucky list and the first-ever winner in the newly-added small company category

Community Bank Shares, 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 through Your Community Bank and The Scott County State Bank. This is the second year that Community Bank Shares has been named to the list and the first year that they have been named the number one company in the medium category.

First Corbin Long Term Care, the winner of the large company category, owns nine health and rehabilitation centers in eastern Kentucky. The facilities provide 24-hour nursing care to over 1100 residents. This is the third year that First Corbin has been named to the list and its first number one ranking in the large category.

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.

“Human resource professionals lead their organizations through effective strategic planning and creativity that impacts company’s bottom lines. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky initiative highlights these professionals and workplace standards across the Commonwealth,” said KYSHRM Chair, Susan Simmons, SPHR.

“In order to make Kentucky’s economy thrive, we must be able not only to educate and employ Kentuckians here, but we also must entice those from out-of-state to work here,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “The Best Places program does just that.”

For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit bestplacestoworkky.com.

2014 Rankings — Large Companies

1 First Corbin Long Term Care Multiple Cities
2 Genentech Louisville
3 Edward Jones Multiple Cities
4 Bingham McCutchen LLP Lexington
5 Aerotek Inc. Lexington & Louisville
6 Farm Credit Mid-America Multiple Cities
7 Corning Incorporated Harrodsburg
8 Stantec Lexington & Louisville
9 CSI Multiple Cities
10 Trilogy Health Services, Inc. Multiple Cities
11 Total Quality Logistics Multiple Cities
12 Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Radcliff & Ft. Campbell
13 Crowe Horwath LLP Lexington & Louisville
14 Exceptional Living Centers Lexington
15 Neustar, Inc. Louisville
16 Pikeville Medical Center Pikeville
17 iPay Solutions, A Division of ProfitStars Elizabethtown & Louisville
18 Hilliard Lyons Multiple Cities
19 NPAS; Parallon Business Solutions Louisville
20 Sazerac Company Louisville
21 Papa John’s Corporate Louisville
22 GILT Groupe Multiple Cities
23 Stock Yards Bank and Trust Company Multiple Cities
24 Neace Lukens, An AssuredPartners Company Multiple Cities
25 Baptist Health Louisville Louisville
26 Allconnect Lexington
27 Kentucky American Water Lexington & Owenton
28 Montgomery County School System Mount Sterling
29 The Sullivan University System Multiple Cities

2014 Rankings — Small Companies

1 River Road Asset Management, LLC Louisville
2 Benefit Insurance Marketing Lexington
3 The Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility Corbin
4 Tenmast Software Company Lexington
5 ARGI Financial Group Louisville & Bowling Green
6 Veterinary Data Services, Inc. Nicholasville
7 Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Jackson Jackson & Beattyville
8 Alure Salon and Day Spa Lexington
9 Integrity IT Lexington
10 Strategic Communications Louisville
11 McGregor & Associates, Inc. Lexington
12 Connected Nation Bowling Green
13 People Plus, Inc. Multiple Cities
14 Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC Lexington
15 Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau Louisville
16 Air Hydro Power Multiple Cities
17 Jefferson National Financial Corp. Louisville
18 Dean Dorton Lexington
19 Strategic Marketing Louisville
20 Fitness Consulting Group Elizabethtown
21 Associations International Lexington & Louisville
22 Symbiotix, Inc. Lexington & Danville
23 Creative Lodging Solutions Lexington
24 Unified Trust Company Lexington & Louisville
25 KESA, The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Fund Louisville
26 Luckett & Farley Louisville
27 Nephrology Associates of Kentuckiana, PSC Louisville & Elizabethtown
28 Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac Bowling Green
29 Hitcents Bowling Green

2014 Rankings — Medium Companies

1 Community Bank Shares Multiple Cities
2 Balluff, Inc. Florence
3 Big Ass Fans Lexington
4 Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC Multiple Cities
5 ISCO Industries, Inc. Louisville
6 Park Community Credit Union Multiple Cities
7 Genscape Inc. Louisville
8 Harrison Memorial Hospital Cynthiana
9 Traditional Bank, Inc. Multiple Cities
10 KORT Multiple Cities
11 Frankfort Regional Medical Center Frankfort
12 V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc. Louisville
13 Signature Consulting Services, LLC Louisville
14 Van Meter Insurance Group/Employers Risk Services Multiple Cities
15 Blue & Co., LLC Louisville & Lexington
16 Harshaw Trane Multiple Cities
17 Kentucky Bank Multiple Cities
18 Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College Multiple Cities
19 WDRB/WMYO Television Louisville
20 Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP Louisville & Lexington
21 Somerset Community College Multiple Cities
22 First Federal Savings Bank Multiple Cities
23 Heritage Bank Multiple Cities
24 Bottom Line Systems, Inc. Crescent Springs
25 Hazard Community & Technical College Hazard
26 Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center Leitchfield
27 Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP Multiple Cities
28 Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility Somerset
29 Stites & Harbison Multiple Cities
30 Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. Multiple Cities
31 University of Pikeville Pikeville
32 PBI Bank Multiple Cities