Best Places to Work Bloomington

Best Places to Work Bloomington is a joint project between the Herald-Times, The Mill, and the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation.

This year, the Best Places to Work Committee reviewed over 30 applications and had a full list of winners appear in a special Business section of The Herald-Times.

The winners of our inaugural Best Places to Work Bloomington for 2018 were:

  • Cook Medical
  • Weddle Bros. Construction
  • Hanapin Marketing
  • Hylant
  • Old National Bank
  • IU Credit Union
  • ACUI
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • GP Strategies Corporation
  • Electric Plus, Inc.
  • LRAP Association
  • ISU Insurance Services The May Agency
  • John Bethell Title Company, Inc.

Each of the winning companies were profiled in a special edition of the Herald-Times.

Here’s a closer look at a few of our more innovation-driven winners from this year:

Cook Medical

  • Number of employees: 13,000
  • Year founded: 1963
  • Key customers: Hospitals, Healthcare Providers
  • Top two reasons why they’re a BPTW:
    • High employee committment to company culture and quality of process
    • Strong company commitment to safety and current good manufacturing practices


  • Number of employees: 10
  • Year founded: 2008
  • Key customers: College and University Students; Colleges and Universities
  • Top two reasons why they’re one of Bloomington’s Best Places to Work:
    • High confidence in organizational leadership
    • A strong level of organizational pride

GP Strategies

  • Number of Employees: 3,300
  • Year Founded: 1956
  • Key customers: Business-to-business training materials and software services
  • Top two reasons why they’re one of Bloomington’s Best Places to Work:
    • High employee satisfaction for Work/Life Balance
    • Overall high employee satisfaction with supervisors

Hanapin Marketing

  • Number of Employees: 74
  • Year Founded: 2004
  • Key customers: Business to Business Pay-Per-Click Marketing; Digital Marketing
  • Top two reasons why they’re one of Bloomington’s Best Places to Work:
    • A robust employee onboarding and training process
    • Strong level of flexibility for remote work options

Nominate a Workplace

If you’d like to nominate a company, email the information below to

Please include the following info:

  • Your name
  • Your email
  • Nominee company’s name
  • Nominee company’s CEO
  • Nominee company’s CEO’s email

Registration will close on June 30, 2019.

Surveys will be sent to employees and employers to learn more about the companies and to determine winners which will be announced in late summer and early fall. Winners will be profiled and included in a special feature publication by the Herald-Times.