Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bell’s Brewery named one of the 2016 Best And Brightest Companies To Work For® In West Michigan

Written by  Paul Starr
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Bell’s Brewery is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, it has been named as one of the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® in West Michigan.
The National Association for Business Resources annually recognizes the most influential, trend setting companies regionally and across the country. Bell’s was also named as one of the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® in the U.S. by the MBPA this past December.

“It's our employees’ collaboration, dedication and passion that makes our company the amazing place to work that it is,” Carrie Yunker, Director of Human Resources at Bell’s said.

The competition identifies and honors companies who display a commitment to excellence in their Human Resource practices and employee development.

“We’ve said it before, happy people make great beer. Taking care of our extended Bell’s family is crucial and a very important piece of who we are as a brewery,” she said.

An independent research firm evaluated Bell’s on key measures in various categories including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business.

“Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2016 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of the MBPA, in a press release.

An award ceremony, honoring this year’s recipients and awarding this year’s new elite awards, will be held in Grand Rapids in May.


Bell's Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we've grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 470 people over a 23 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. We strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and lagers. For more information, please visit

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.