BizStream Named Crain’s 2021 Cool Place to Work in Michigan

BizStream was recently named one of the 2021 Cool Places to Work in Michigan, as recognized by Crain's Detroit Business and Best Companies Group. BizStream placed 43rd overall for its continued prioritization of our team members' mental and physical health, educational growth, and team building while navigating the ongoing pandemic.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Michigan, benefiting the state's economy, workforce, and businesses. The 2021 Cool Places to Work in Michigan list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees), and large (250+ U.S. employees).

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Cool Places to Work in Michigan. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the workplace culture, company leadership, and other aspects of work in a confidential, 77-question questionnaire.  This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. 

"There are plenty of companies that provide great perks and a fun atmosphere. The difference at BizStream is that those things don't exist just for recruiting or for show. Instead, BizStream truly cares about creating a place where the employees come first, and everyone has an authentic voice in how we operate and the direction we take", shares BizStream team member, Chris Hamm.

BizStream was selected in part due to its commitment to its employees' well-being. Some benefits include:   

  • 100% of employees' and dependents' health and dental insurance premiums are covered.
  • A "You Do You" budget. This perk gives each team member $200 every two years to spend on their choice of workspace upgrades. 
  • CrossFit membership and gym stipends
  • 33 days of paid time off
  • Covering team member's (and spouse) phone plans
  • Flexible schedules
  • Fun company events

photo collage of BizStream team member during golf outing(Team BizStream enjoying an indoor mini-golf fun day)

Discover more of what makes BizStream one of the coolest places to work here.

BizStream was recognized during an August 20 virtual event produced by Crain's Detroit Business that revealed the 100 companies; BizStream was recognized on August 23 in a special publication by Crain's Detroit Business.

Visit our careers page for more information about our award-winning company culture and open positions.

About BizStream
BizStream designs, supports, and connects digital marketing solutions utilizing a variety of technologies, including .NET, Azure, Kentico Xperience, and Kentico Kontent, to name a few. Alongside custom web and application development services, BizStream has a number of Software as a Service (SaaS) products, including YouthCenter, CaseStream, and Toolkit for Kentico. Team BizStream comprises more than 30 developers, designers, digital specialists, and support staff. Their office is located just outside Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

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Michelle has an eye for design and aesthetics and enjoys applying these principles to business. Merging her love of all things artisan with her business experience, Michelle joined BizStream in 2013 to take on our marketing efforts. Michelle is skilled in web admin, digital marketing, design, content creation, event planning, driving our unique BizStream culture and more. In her free time, you’ll find her gardening, making, fermenting, or exploring nature with her husband and two daughters.

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