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22 Years and Counting: Brio Living Services Earns Best and Brightest® Designation

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Lisa French for the information in this story.) 

Senior living organization Brio Living Services, formerly United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) and Porter Hills, recently announced that it has received the designation of Best and Brightest Company to Work For® in West Michigan.

This is the organization’s 22nd consecutive year to receive this honor. 

This national program honors organizations that “are truly innovative in their employee engagement execution,” according to a press release by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR): “Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative business acuteness and human resource practices can be bestowed this honor.”

Jennifer Kluge, president and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program, stated, “These companies have prioritized making a significant impact on their culture. With a focus on their employees as the top priority, this powerful community of the nation’s elite leaders have gained a competitive edge.” 

Each company is evaluated by an independent research firm on such key measures as Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Education and Development; Creative Wellness and Wellbeing Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Recruitment and Selection; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Work-Life Blend to name a few. 

“Each year, we look forward to receiving feedback from our team members to continually improve their experience serving at Brio Living Services,” said Michelle Baldwin Henderson, chief human resources officer for Brio Living Services in a press release. “We recognize that they can serve at many different places, and the fact that they continue to choose us is not something we take for granted. We are honored to receive the Best and Brightest certification again this year.”

NABR has over 25 years of experience in identifying best human resource practices and providing benchmarking for companies, like Brio Living Services, that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

Brio Living Services will be honored, along with other West Michigan Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, on May 9, 2024 at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, MI.

To learn more about the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program, visit

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