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Blue 449 Named Among the 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Blue 449 was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana. This 12th annual program was created by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.

“I am thrilled Blue 449, the open source media agency, was recognized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as one of the Best Places To Work,” said Dave Ehlers, Blue 449’s U.S. CEO. “Our entire global team celebrates with our terrific employees in Indiana because Blue 449 is extremely proud of its strong company culture built by our amazing people,” Ehlers continued.

BLUE 449 believes in an open, collaborative, innovative and empowering environment that drives growth for our clients as well as our people.  Participation in our local communities and charities, appreciation of diversity& inclusion, monthly employee events and parties, summertime work-outs and team-building outings, are all of equal importance within Blue 449 professional development.  The combination of work and play creates a unique culture that stimulates fresh client solutions and friendships alike.

The Indiana statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Indiana, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

– Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;

– Be a publicly or privately held business;

– Have a facility in Indiana;

– Have at least 15 employees working in Indiana;

– Be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across Indiana entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Indiana. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Indiana, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

The final rankings will be announced at an awards dinner on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, then published in the May-June 2017 issue of the Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice® magazine.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Indiana program, visit

“Blue 449 works in tight interdisciplinary teams with client need being absolutely primary,” said Jay Schemanske, VP of Strategic Communications at Blue 449. “Finding the right knowledge and talent for each client is not bound by discipline or geography and we believe our talent and culture are second to none,” Schemanske continued.


Mike Paul



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  1. Congratulations to the Indianapolis staff – extremely well deserved!!

    Posted by Jay Schemanske at 19:05 on 23.02.17

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