Keller Schroeder & Associates of Evansville named one of the state’s “Best Places to Work.”

The Evansville-based Keller Schroeder & Associates, Inc., has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

The company, an employee-owned information technology consulting services firm, was one of 36 companies in the state to receive the honor at an awards luncheon Wednesday at the Indiana Convention Center.

C.I.K. Enterprises, a fast-growing Indianapolis print and direct marketing company, and Edwards Jones, the country's largest investment firm that has 348 Indiana branch offices, were named the top places to work in Indiana.

The "Best Place to Work" honorees were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys, with winners selected in two categories: small to medium-sized companies of between 25 and 199 employees, and large-sized companies consisting of 200 or more employees. Seventy companies took part in the evaluation.

Organizers of the event said C.I.K. Enterprises, named the best small-to-medium size workplace, fostered a deep sense of "employee buy-in" by integrating two key policies: Employee inclusion and a "work hard, play hard" mentality. They noted that C.I.K. employees see all of the expense figures and know exactly where the company stands in meeting its revenue goals and what they can do to assist. The company has grown from two to 60 employees in five years.

The Edward Jones company was honored for its policy of building in flexibility in work hours and schedules for its employees. For more information on the Indiana Chamber's "Best Places to Work" program, go to .