Baudville Named One of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

March 27, 2012

I am proud to announce that Baudville has been named one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For! The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) annually bestows the honor upon companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach. Baudville has won the award five times in the past six years.  

We’re excited to be recognized once again as an outstanding West Michigan workplace. Winning awards is obviously great, but for us it’s another reminder of how incredible our employees are. Our team is definitely what makes Baudville one of the best! 
Even though the official West Michigan 101 Best and Brightest award ceremony isn’t until May 3, our employees have already celebrated the award with a week of casual days, a highly coveted reward, and I plan to continue the celebration. 
Baudville is a Best and Brightest Company to Work ForAs a leader in employee recognition, we take our awards very seriously. Previous 101 Best and Brightest awards have been commemorated with treats personally delivered to employees by the me and our CFO. Delicious slices of Grand Traverse Pie Company pie has been a past employee favorite! 

This award is sought after by hundreds of West Michigan area companies and is a powerful recruitment tool in the drive to attract and retain exceptional employees. The award honors West Michigan companies who practice innovative strategies and represent best practices in human resources in industries as diverse as the automotive, insurance, hospitality, communications and nonprofit. 

Winners are selected after an independent research firm evaluates each entry based on an employee engagement survey and key measures in eleven categories, such as employee engagement, compensation,  employee recognition, and diversity.   
Our employees are very excited about this award, and we are already gunning for a place on the list next year! 


Brad Darooge is President and CEO of Baudville and a positive mojo aficionado. He brings the positive mojo to work every day along with his bike. In addition to leading Baudville, Brad is also an amateur triathlete. 

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