SOURCE: Shazaaam! Public Relations

October 14, 2009 10:40 ET

Shazaaam! Public Relations Named One of Metropolitan Detroit's "101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For" Third Year in a Row

SOUTHFIELD, MI--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) has named Shazaaam! LLC Public Relations as one of Metropolitan Detroit's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For." Shazaaam! and 100 other companies will be honored at a symposium and awards luncheon on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the Dearborn Inn, a Marriott Hotel.

"We are extremely pleased to be named one of the '101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,'" said Adrienne Lenhoff, Shazaaam! founder and president. "This is the third year in a row we have been honored. In 2007 Crain's Detroit Business named us a 'Cool Place to Work.'"

The selection of Shazaaam! and the other winning companies is the result of independent research that evaluated each entry in the following categories: communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, small business, recruitment and selection, and work-life balance.

"Because the companies selected have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and Best Practices in human resource management, we believe it is important to recognize their accomplishments, especially at a time when all businesses are being challenged in ways never before seen," said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

The awards symposium leads off at 7 a.m. with registration and a networking continental breakfast. The morning continues with a series of interactive educational sessions on human resource practices starting at 8:05 a.m. This year's educational sessions include: "Sustainable Business Practices," "Identifying and Measuring Good Employee Engagement," "Managing Emotions in the Workplace," and "Unique and Innovative HR Practices." The awards luncheon and announcement of the honorees and 11 elite winners follows at 11:00 a.m.

Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is sponsored by: AT&T Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Corp!, Davenport University, DTE Energy, Pepsi Bottling Group, Douglas Marketing, The Designate, Strategic Staffing Solutions, WJBK Fox 2, HRAGD, Detroit Athletic Club and McGraw Wentworth.

Admission for the awards luncheon and symposium for individuals is $165 for MBPA members and $195 for non-members. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact the Michigan Business and Professional Association at 888-277-6464 or visit

Founded in 2001, Shazaaam! is an independently owned, privately held marketing and public relations service and strategy agency headquartered in Southfield, Mich. Shazaaam! Is the Detroit member of the Pinnacle Worldwide network of PR agencies. The Shazaaam family of companies includes Shazaaam! Convergence Public Relations, an award winning agency; Buzz Phoria, the social media marketing agency; and Promo Marketing Team, brand ambassadors, experiential events, and sampling. For more information, go to

Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ more than 200,0000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA).

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    Adrienne Lenhoff