Warren, Mich., Sept. 27, 2012 — With an impressive demonstration of innovative human
resources programming, 12 local companies were recognized with the title of Elite Winner at
today’s “Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” annual awards
competition. The event, presented by the Michigan Business and Professional Association
(MBPA), recognizes only 12 Elite Winners from among the 101 Best and Brightest Companies
that were honored today.

These Elite Detroit companies represent the best practices in human resources programs. The
winners are selected based on their overall high scores and are then named an Elite winner in
their respective category. The most prestigious award, the “Best of the Best,” was presented to
Henry Ford Health System of Detroit, which demonstrated excellence in all categories.

The Henry Ford Health System stood out above all of this year’s entries with exceptional human
resources practices. The company outranked all of the competing 101 companies in every
category used to evaluate the winning entries.

“Appreciating the true value of one’s employees and the contributions they make toward a
successful company are just some of the traits that this year’s elite winners demonstrated. These
select 12 companies acknowledge employees with competitive compensation and benefits, they
place emphasize on communication, work-life balance, diversity, community initiatives, as well
as other key factors.” said MBPA President Jennifer Kluge.” We are proud to provide a forum
for these select companies to be recognized and honored.”

To View Metro Detroit’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”
2012 Elite Award Winners download PDF.

Sponsors of the “Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” include
WDIV Channel 4 News, WXYZ TV 7 News, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport
University, DTE Energy, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Detroit Athletic Club, McGraw
Wentworth, Corp! magazine, St. John Providence Health System, Staples, Pi Banquet Hall and
Applied Imaging.

The “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” a program of the Michigan Business and
Professional Association is presented annually in five markets: Metro Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta,
Houston and West Michigan and now nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2013.
Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.

Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA (www.michbusiness.org) is the largest business organization of small
to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employee more
than 200,000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction
companies, banks retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive
numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and
office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The
MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA) with more than
3,400 members.