Three Missoula Area Businesses Selected for the 2023 JSEC Employers of Choice Award

  • — March 06 2023

MONTANA- The Montana Department of Labor & Industry announced today three Missoula/Ravalli County businesses will receive the “Employers of Choice” award from the Missoula Job Service Employers’ Council. Every year, the Missoula Job Service Employers’ Council (JSEC) recognizes three employers for their positive interaction with employees, dedication to leadership, and community involvement.

This year, the companies to receive the award are Communication Resources, Bitterroot Health, and Doyles Sheehan.

“I would like to personally thank each of these Montana businesses for striving to create positive work environments for their employees, said Montana Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Laurie Esau. “For decades these businesses have established incredible reputations and become long standing staples in their communities; because of their efforts they are able to continue to grow their workforce to meet customer needs.” 

Communication Resources is a leading solution provider of telecommunication, security, and life safety systems. They serve businesses, commercial and industrial clients, and government entities. In March the company will proudly celebrate its 19th year in business.

The company's mission has always been to help clients achieve their technology goals by providing connectivity, solutions, and peace of mind in the ever-evolving world of technology. As the company grows, Communication Resources' commitment to its customers remains the same. 

"We are honored to receive the "Employer of Choice -Small Business Category" award and we have no intention of slowing down our growth," said Chris Richard, the owner of Communication Resources. 

Bitterroot Health in Hamilton is a Critical Access Hospital that has been in business for 92 years and employs 730 individuals. They are a rural, nonprofit, community hospital governed by a Board of Directors who works closely with hospital leadership.

There are 14 associated medical centers offering specialty care and have new services and specialties coming to Stevensville and Darby in early 2023. The prestigious LOWN Institute has ranked them 1st in Montana and 4th nationally as a “Socially Responsible” Critical Access Hospital. Bitterroot Health (BH) has excelled and is now one of Montana's top Critical Access Hospitals in outcomes, equity, and value.

Doyles Sheehan has supported people with disabilities and enhanced their quality of life in Missoula for 68 years. The company supports over 230 employees in an environment some describe as familial.

Doyles Sheehan is proud of their success in providing top-notch wholesale services for over 40 years. The company has been delivering products and services, with excellence and precision, to customers throughout the Northwest region with three warehouse facilities located in Idaho, Oregon, and Montana.


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