CWS named one of the best places to work in maine 2023

Maine SHRM, Best Companies Group and BridgeTower Media Announce 2023 Best Places to Work in Maine

The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, Best Companies Group and BridgeTower Media have named CWS Architecture + Interior Design as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine.

Best Places to Work in Maine identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Maine in three categories: small companies (15-49 U.S. employees), medium companies (50-249 U.S. employees) and large companies (250 or more U.S. employees). To be considered, companies must have at least 15 full-time or part-time employees working in Maine; be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity; be a publicly or privately held business; have a facility in the state of Maine; and be in business a minimum of one year.

Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

There were two parts used to determine the rankings. The first consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices and demographics, worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience, which consisted of 75 percent of the total. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings.

A listing of winners can be found here. The final rankings will be announced at the October 11 awards program.

“The 2023 Best Places to Work in Maine know that the people in their organizations are the key to their success. The companies foster a positive environment for innovative teams to thrive,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of BridgeTower Media for the East Division. “We are pleased to join our partners, the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Best Companies Group, in honoring these businesses.”

The winners will be honored October 11at a celebration at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive in Augusta. Registration and networking begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards program at 6:30 p.m. 

Attendance is limited for this event. Honorees and sponsors get the first chance to secure tables. Sponsorship includes a table for guests, multimedia marketing, an ad in the awards publication, logo usage and more. To secure a sponsorship, contact Donna Nupp at The event hashtag is #BestPlacesME.

The Best Places to Work in Maine event Endorsement Sponsors are Maine HR Convention and Mainebiz.

A publication featuring the winners will be distributed at the October 11 event and then inserted into the October 30 issue of Mainebiz.

For an updated listing of sponsors and more information about the event, visit

About the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management

The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management is a group of dedicated professional volunteers who work to support and promote the profession across the State of Maine. The organization supports and sponsors initiatives in various areas including workforce readiness, scholarships, diversity and inclusion, government affairs, college relations and SHRM certification. The organization is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a global membership organization committed to the advancement of the HR profession. For more information, visit

About Best Companies Group

Since 2004, Best Companies Group has specialized in identifying and recognizing great employers to work for. Best Companies Group is an independent research firm that ranks companies based on established research methodology. The surveys provide actionable, hard-to-obtain data that companies use to improve employee recruitment and retention. For more information, visit

About BridgeTower Media

BridgeTower Media is the authoritative voice for insights and marketing solutions across 40-plus brands in five key sectors across the United States. It is the leading provider of B2B information, research, events and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries. Business executives rely on BridgeTower Media for the latest industry news, intelligence and events in a timely and consistent manner. For more information, visit

About CWS Architecture + Interior Design

Founded in1992, CWS Architecture + Interior Design has consistently delivered on the adage that great architecture is the product of careful planning, respected relationships and open minds. Through responsible, sustainable design and building practices, CWS is a proud and committed leader in the fields of multifamily residential, corporate/retail, education, industrial, architectural design and preservation.