BizStream Named Best and Brightest Companies to Work For for Fourth Consecutive Year
May 15, 2019 – Allendale, MI – National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has honored BizStream, a software development company, as one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. This marks the fourth consecutive year BizStream has received this honor. In 2018, BizStream was also named as one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award identifies and honors companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees. The program provides regional business communities with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. 

When asked what this award meant to him, BizStream Founder, Mark Schmidt, replied with, “Being named as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For winner has a lot of meaning for me. My business partner, Brian McKeiver, and I saw the importance of culture and atmosphere after working at various companies made up of cubicles, harsh quotas and a lack of excitement. When McKeiver joined BizStream just after a year of it being established, we knew we wanted to create a company where our team members felt appreciated, were given creative freedom, and unique benefits. We wanted to build a place where people wanted to be. We work really hard at BizStream but we have a lot of fun doing it and all that comes through in the quality work we put out to our clients.”

Web Developer, Chris Hamm, states, “Now that I have been at BizStream for a few years much of the novelty of who we are and what we do has worn off. None of the appreciation has worn off, though. Every so often I will get a reminder about just how unique we are here compared to other companies in terms of how well we are treated by leadership, how well people treat each other, and the large voice we all have in how this company runs. The perks aren't a flashy recruitment tool. They are carefully crafted to allow everyone to be and do their best while growing personally throughout their career.”

When asked to describe what it’s like to work for BizStream, Quality Assurance Specialist, Julie Stanard, stated, “I wish every person in the world could work at a company like BizStream. When I interviewed for my position here, the company’s values took center stage in discussions, and it became clear that BizStream’s culture was extremely important to everyone in the company. BizStream does not just “talk the talk”, but goes above and beyond to “walk the walk”. BizStream treats everyone as family, and that is an intangible benefit I do not take for granted. From encouraging employees to be fearless and learn new things, to keeping open communication across all levels, and supporting employees when life doesn’t go as planned, BizStream goes to bat for us. When a company has your professional and personal interests in mind, heading into the office doesn’t feel like an obligation, it feels like giving back. BizStream is there for us, and we are there for BizStream. We are BizStream. And to me, that is why BizStream is one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For - some days are long and hard, but it doesn’t feel like work when you have this team behind you.”

For a complete list of the West Michigan’s 2019 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for visit:

About BizStream
BizStream builds web, online marketing, and software solutions. The company specializes in ASP.NET, SQL Server, and Kentico CMS and Kentico EMS development. Alongside custom development services, BizStream has three Software as a Service (SaaS) products including YouthCenter, CaseStream, and Toolkit for Kentico. Founded in 2001, the BizStream team comprises more than 30 developers, designers, digital specialists, support staff, and contractors. BizStream is located just outside Grand Rapids, MI.

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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, doing houseplant chores, or exploring nature with her husband and two daughters.

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