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Packer Thomas Named
One of the Best Employers in Ohio

April 30, 2008

Best Employer Ohio

Youngstown, Ohio – Packer Thomas was recently named one of the Best Employers in Ohio. This third annual program was created by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Manufacturers’ Education Council, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Ohio State Council, Ohio Matters, and Best Companies Group.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the Best Employers in Ohio, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 20 companies split into two categories: 10 small/medium-sized companies (25-249 employees) and 10 large-sized companies (250 and more employees). Packer Thomas has been named one of this year’s Best Employers in Ohio in the small/medium category.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in Ohio;
  • Have at least 25 employees in Ohio;
  • Be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Employers in Ohio. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure their experience. The combined scores determined the top companies. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Ohio with assistance from ModernThink LLC, who analyzed the data.

For more information on the Best Employers in Ohio program, visit

2008 Best Employers in Ohio:

Small/Medium-Sized Companies (alphabetical order, no ranking):
Catholic Healthcare Partners, Home Office
COBA/Select Sires
Cohen & Company
Crowe Chizek and Company LLC
Davis College
Duke Realty Corporation
Education Sales Management
Packer Thomas
RACO Industries LLC
The Quandel Group, Inc.

Large-Sized Companies (alphabetical order, no ranking):
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Edward Jones
EMP Management Group, Ltd.
Firelands Regional Medical Center
InfoCision Management Corporation
Marietta Memorial Hospital
Southern Ohio Medical Center
SS&G Financial Services, Inc.
The CareWorks Family of Companies
VSP-Vision Service Plan

Celebrating 85 years, Packer Thomas maintains two offices located in Youngstown, Ohio and New Castle, Pennsylvania. The firm provides business consulting services as well as accounting, auditing and tax services with industry concentrations for manufacturing companies, financial institutions, automotive dealerships, and construction trades. The firm has over 60 employees of which 25 are certified public accountants.


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