SBN tabbed as one of best places to work Featured

9:50am EDT July 22, 2002

SBN magazine last month was recognized as one the best places to work in Northeast Ohio. The NorthCoast 99 program, co-hosted by the Employers Resource Council and Enterprise Development Inc., recognized 99 companies for their innovative and effective human resource and workplace practices.

More than 780 people attended the inaugural event Sept. 23 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.

Nominated businesses within a 22-county region were judged on key human resources management practices and programs including:




Safety & health


Recruitment & selection

Community involvement

Employee communications

Work/life balance

Among other organizations honored were Continental Airlines, Invacare, Kinetico, Fredon Corp., Ohio Savings Bank, Mueller Tire, Moen, Olympic Steel, Manco, Libra Industries, Ranpak, Radix Wire, Warren Associates, Newmedia and Progressive Insurance.

“The NorthCoast 99 program is not just another awards program — the data that we are compiling from the 99 winners is going to set new area benchmarks for human resources management,” says Patrick Perry, ERC president. “The organizations that received this award are to be congratulated on recognizing that great human resources management programs and practices are at the core of business growth.”

For more information on the NorthCoast 99 program and to see a list of all the winners, visit

Dustin S. Klein