Celebrating your workplace - Finalists Announced for Big Country Best Workplaces


July 31, 2023
Staff Reports

Even during the most stressful days over the last few years, has your place of employment ensured you felt valued? Maybe your workplace has implemented flex-Fridays, effective training, or great leadership that ensures each member of the team feels valuable.

It’s no secret attraction of workforce continues to be at the forefront of your Chamber’s work. Our area is full of wonderful businesses and organizations that allow employees to feel valued and fulfilled.

In partnership with Hendrick Health, last year the Abilene Chamber launched the Big Country’s Best Workplaces – the Oscars, if you will, of the Human Resources industry.

This initiative, led by one of our many planning taskforces at the Chamber, allows your Chamber to celebrate the stories of our Abilene businesses while giving employers another tool in their toolbox when it comes to the attraction of workforce.

I want to thank the planning taskforce, led by Courtney Head (Hendrick Health) and other HR professionals across the Big Country who have dedicated their time and expertise in building this program from the ground up.

And now, drum roll please, we’re excited to announce the finalists of each category of our Big Country Best Workplaces awards:

Small Business Workplace of the Year (1-30 Employees) – Sponsored by First Financial Bank

Clavél Corporation

Gary's Floral Gallery

Tolar Business IT Services


Medium Business Workplace of the Year (31-74 Employees) – Sponsored by Goodwill West Texas

Chike Nutrition

Communities of Abilene Federal Credit Union

Ekdahl Nelson Real Estate


Large Business Workplace of the Year (75+ Employees) – Sponsored by Raymond James

Arrow Ford Mitsubishi

Condley and Company, LLP

First Financial Bank


Non-profit Organization Workplace of the Year (Any employee count eligible) – Sponsored by Allied Employer Group

Abilene State Supported Living Center

The Grace Museum

Hendrick Home for Children


Go ahead and mark your calendar for Aug. 8 from 5:00-7:00 pm where we’ll announce the recipients of this year’s Best Workplaces. Click here for details and we hope to see you there!