YORK COUNTY — The Maine Credit Union League and Synergent were recently named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine.

The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce, and businesses.

The 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: small (15 to 49 U.S. employees), medium (50 to 249 U.S. employees), and large (250-plus U.S. employees).  The Maine Credit Union League and Synergent were recognized in the medium size category.

“The Maine Credit Union League and Synergent are honored to be recognized again as a Best Places to Work in Maine company,” said Cris Wescott, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Facilities of the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent. “We share this distinguished honor with our dedicated team of employees, who work tirelessly each and every day to provide excellent service to our vibrant credit union network.”

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, benefit offerings and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine, analyzed the data, and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

Numerous Maine credit unions were recognized on the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine list.

In the small employer category, local winners included Saco Valley Credit Union  and  TruChoice Federal Credit Union.

In the medium employer category, local winners included Infinity Federal Credit Union and PeoplesChoice Credit Union.

The Maine Credit Union League and Synergent, and the above listed credit unions will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony on Oct. 2, and will be listed in a special publication by Mainebiz. The final rankings will be announced at the event.

“I am pleased so many of our member credit unions have been recognized with this special honor,” said Todd Mason, President/CEO of the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent. “In fact, more credit unions are represented on the 2019 list than in the past few years. It is a testament that when you are in the business of People Helping People like credit unions are, you’re going to be great places to work too.”

Partners endorsing this workplace recognition program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and Maine HR Convention.