NorState FCU named as a 2022 Best Place to Work in Maine

NorState Federal Credit Union was recently named as one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce, and businesses.

The 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: 34 small winners (15-49 U.S. employees), 45 medium winners (50-249 U.S. employees) and 21 large winners (250-plus U.S. employees).

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part, worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation, consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.  

“On behalf of the Management team and the Board of Directors, I want to say we are extremely proud of our employees and organization,” stated Jeff Davenport, NorState FCU EVP/COO. “In a time when recruiting and retaining employees is so difficult, it’s a comfort to hear that our current employees took the time to ensure their employer, NorState FCU, was recognized as a best place to work. It is a true sign of mutual respect, collaboration, and teamwork throughout our organization. On behalf of the board and leadership team, our heartfelt thanks to all our current and past valued employees for helping make NorState FCU a great environment to come to work in.” 

The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine HR Convention.

NorState FCU will be recognized in the Oct. 17 edition of Mainebiz where the rankings will be revealed for the first time. 

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Maine program, visit and for more information on NorState FCU and how to become a member, visit

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