The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management (MESHRM) has announced finalists in the 11th annual "Best Places to Work in Maine" program and an Aroostook County business has made the cut.

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The 2016 Best Places to Work in Maine list recognizes companies that have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments. In June, the program manager, Best Companies Group, gathered information from all nominees including; employee benefits, workplace policies and employee responses to a comprehensive satisfaction survey. This data is used to determine one winner in each business category.

Virtual Managed Solutions LLC of Caribou is a finalist in the Small Business Category that have 15-49 employees. VMS provides server and application hosting with an internationally redundant data center. The company is also a provider of a call center solutions department for small to enterprise-sized businesses.

The Best Places to Work in Maine program is part of a long-term initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout all Maine companies.

The top 10 winners from each category will be revealed in ranked order at an awards banquet on October 4thand will receive a feature story in Mainebiz.