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Acoustics By Design Selected As One Of “West Michigan’S 101 Best And Brightest Companies To Work For”

April 5, 2009

101 Best and BrightestAcoustics By Design, an independent acoustical consulting and audio-video design firm headquartered in downtown Grand Rapids, was recently selected by the Michigan Business & Professional Association as one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.” 2009 marks the third consecutive year that Acoustics By Design (ABD) has received the award.

Being named to this prestigious list is a designation that hundreds of companies pursue. Nominated companies are assessed by an independent research firm for their Communication, Community Initiatives, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Employee Education and Development, Employee Engagement and Commitment, Recognition and Retention, Recruitment and Selection, Small Business and Work-Life Balance.

“Winning the award for three years in a row is a great achievement for us at ABD. By consistently being the best and innovative in what we do, we were able to increase our staff by 38% over the past year. In this economy, we have a lot to be excited about. We already have plans to hire more staff in 2009!” said Kenric Van Wyk, president of Acoustics By Design, Inc. Van Wyk went on to describe how the company has grown from a small western Michigan acoustical engineering firm to one of the oldest and largest acoustical and audio-video consulting firms in the Midwest.

Winning companies will be recognized at the “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” annual human resources symposium and awards program on Thurs., May 7, 2009 at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, Mich. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. with registration, continental breakfast and networking. A series of interactive educational workshops on human resources practices will be presented, followed by the awards ceremony.

ABD provides independent acoustical engineering and audio-video design services to architects, engineers, facility directors, municipalities, and building owners. Their team of eleven full-time employees includes five acoustical engineers, two audio-video design consultants, one CAD staff, and three administrative personnel. ABD designs audio-video and technical systems and integrates them with the native acoustical environment for the purpose of enhancing aural and visual communication. From vibration control to noise isolation to audio-video design, Acoustics By Design stands ready to help. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and serving clients in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ more than 200,0000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA).Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ more than 200,0000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA).

For more information, please contact our Client Development Department, at(866) 272-9778 or client@acousticsbydesign.com.

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Acoustics By Design, Inc., is one of the leading independent acoustical consulting firms in the Midwest. The firm provides acoustical consulting services to architects, engineers, building owners, facility directors, and municipalities. Acoustics By Design also includes an integrated team of consultants who design audio, lighting, and technical systems, and integrate them with the native acoustical environment. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and serving clients in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. For more information, visit www.acousticsbydesign.com.

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Client Development Department
Acoustics By Design
(866)272-9778

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