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Genentech and MassMutual Financial Group take top honors in Best Places to Work rankings

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20, 2012) – MassMutual Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group and Genentech, Inc. were ranked the 2012 best places to work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

During the Eighth Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, nearly 1,000 attendees joined in celebrating Genentech, MassMutual and 63 other Kentucky companies who were recognized for their commitment to encouraging companies in the Commonwealth to focus measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence.

Winners were selected from two categories – small/medium companies with 25-249 U.S. employees, and large companies with 250 or more U.S. employees. 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.

MassMututal Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group, the number one small/medium company, has offices in Lexington, Louisville and Owensboro and serves local residents and businesses by helping secure their financial futures. This is the second year MassMutual has been named to the Best Places to Work in Kentucky list.

“Communication is the lifeblood of our company. I often tell our employees that you can never over communicate,” said Kevin Collins, president of MassMutual.

Genentech, Inc., the winner of the large company category, is located in Louisville and is considered the founder of the biotechnology industry. This is the second year that Genentech has been named to the list; last year they were also the number one company in the large category.

“At Genentech, we challenge our employees to create the kind of company where we set high goals, strive mightily to achieve them and build a culture where people are respected as individuals,” said Jeff Uligian, a director at Genentech.

In order to make Kentucky’s economy thrive, said Dave Adkisson, “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. The Best Places program does just that.”

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

Best Places to Work (small/medium companies)

1. MassMutual Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group (Multiple cities)
2. River Road Asset Management, LLC    (Louisville)
3. Tenmast Software Company (Lexington)
4. ARGI Financial Group (Louisville/Bowling Green)
5. Connected Nation (Bowling Green)
6. Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC (Lexington)
7. Luckett & Farley (Louisville)
8. Traditional Bank, Inc. (Multiple cities)
9. Hospice of Hope     (Maysville)
10.  Air Hydro Power (Multiple cities)
11.  Symbiotix Inc. (Lexington/Danville)
12.  Pediatric & Adolescent Associates (Lexington)
13.  Alure Salon and Day Spa (Lexington)
14.  WDRB-TV / WMYO-TV (Louisville)
15.  Big Ass Fans (Lexington)
16. Kingsbrook Lifecare Center (Ashland)
17. Fowler Measle & Bell (Lexington)
18. Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP (Multiple cities)
19. Greater Louisville Inc. (Louisville)
20. Benefit Insurance Marketing (Lexington)
21. Unified Trust Company, N.A. (Lexington)
22. Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC (Lexington/Louisville)
23. Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Co. (Frankfort)
24. Bowling Green Technical College (Multiple cities)
25. Kentucky Bank (Paris)
26. Sazerac Company (Louisville)
27. Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington)
28. Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. (Multiple cities)

Best Places to Work (large companies)

1. Genentech, Inc. (Louisville)
2. Edward Jones (Multiple cities)
3. Trilogy Health Services, LLC- Home Office (Louisville)
4. Independence Bank (Multiple cities)
5. ISCO Industries, LLC (Louisville)
6. Pikeville Medical Center    (Multiple cities)
7. Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. (Multiple cities)
8. Corning Incorporated (Harrodsburg)
9. Central Baptist Hospital (Lexington)
10. Harrison Memorial Hospital (Cynthiana)
11. Employment Plus, Inc. (Multiple cities)
12. Exceptional Living Centers (Lexington)
13. Hilliard Lyons (Multiple cities)
14. Stites & Harbison PLLC (Multiple cities)
15. Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) (Multiple cities)
16. Appriss Inc. (Louisville)
17. National Patient Account Services (Louisville)
18. Central Bank (Multiple cities)
19. Blue & Co., LLC    (Louisville/Lexington)
20. Crowe Horwath LLP (Louisville/Lexington)
21. Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP (Louisville/Lexington)
22. Frankfort Regional Medical Center (Frankfort/Lawrenceburg)
23. Kindred Healthcare, Inc. Support Center (Louisville)
24. Heritage Bank (Multiple cities)
25. C.A. Jones Management Group, LLC (Murray)
26. Neace Lukens (Multiple cities)
27. Somerset Community College (Multiple cities)
28. Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc. (Louisville/Shelbyville)
29. Baptist Hospital East (Louisville)
30. Hosparus Inc. (Louisville/Elizabethtown)
31. Baptist Hospital Northeast (La Grange)
32. First Federal Savings Bank (Elizabethtown)
33. Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center (Richmond)
34. Hazard Community & Technical College (Hazard)
35. Elmcroft Senior Living-Support Center (Multiple cities)
36. Simpson County Schools Board of Education (Franklin)
37. Stock Yards Bank (Louisville)