AUGUSTA — Forty companies have been named to a list of the best places to work in Maine.

The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management released the list this morning and said companies will be told how they rank in each category at an awards banquet on Oct. 11 in Lewiston.

The list was compiled by The Best Companies Group based on an evaluation of the companies’ employee policies and procedures and employee comments.

The 40, listed alphabetically, are:

— Alere Scarborough Inc., Scarborough

Androscoggin Bank, Lewiston      
athenahealth Inc., Belfast
Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor      
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor
Bernstein Shur, Portland      
Burgess Advertising & Marketing, Portland 
CashStar, Portland 
Cianbro, Pittsfield 
Consigli Construction Co. Inc., Portland
Edward Jones, Eliot
emg3, Portland
EMHS, Brewer
FISC Solutions, Lewiston
Garrand, Portland
GreenPages Technology Solutions
Hall Internet Marketing, Scarborough      
Holden Agency Insurance, Portland
Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway, Bangor
Hurley Travel Experts, Portland
Kepware Technologies, Portland
L.L. Bean, Inc., Freeport 
Machias Savings Bank, Machias
Maine Eye Care Associates, Waterville
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, Hampden
Maine State Credit Union, Augusta
MMG Insurance Company, Presque Isle 
MOUNTAIN Ltd., New Gloucester
New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., Norway
Nurse Anesthesia of Maine, Brewer
PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Saco 
Port Harbor Marine, South Portland 
PowerPay LLC, Portland 
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Saco
Skowhegan Savings Bank, Skowhegan 
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor 
Turner Barker Insurance, Portland 
Tyler Technologies, Falmouth
Unum, Portland
Volk Packaging Corp., Biddeford