Grand Junction firm among finalists for best companies recognition

A Grand Junction consulting firm and a financial services company with operations in the Grand Valley are among 25 finalists in an annual initiative honoring the best companies to work for in Colorado.

JG Management Systems, a technical management and consulting firm headquartered in Grand Junction, is among 10 small companies selected as finalists in the 2015 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado initiative. JGMS has made the list in five out of the last six years and ranked second among small firms in 2013.

Edward Jones, a national financial services firm that operates offices in the Grand Valley and throughout the Western Slope, is among five large companies selected as finalists. Edward Jones has made the list every year since the inception of the program 10 years ago, ranking first or second.

Mountain Family Health Centers — a company operating medical, dental and behavioral care centers in Basalt, Edwards, Glenwood Springs and Rifle — was among 10 medium-sized companies selected as finalists.

The Best Companies to Work for in Colorado initiative is an effort of the Colorado State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, Colorado Biz magazine and Modern Think, a research and consulting firm.

To participate, companies and organizations pay to undergo anonymous employee surveys about such issues as benefits, leadership, management and strategy.

An awards gala honoring the finalists and announcing their rankings is scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster.

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