Lakes Country Service Coop gets Top Workplace award

By Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Minn.
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

June 23--Lakes Country Service Cooperative has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday. The report can also be found at

Produced by the same team that compiles the 23-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from more than 58,600 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

"We're really proud of the environment that we've created," said Jeremy Kovash, executive director of Lakes Country Cooperative. "We're proud of the service environment that we've created where we can not only be a great workplace but also provide a great service for our membership."

Lakes Country Service Cooperative was ranked 33rd on the small company list. It's the first time the organization has been named to the list.

"Providing the support our employees need to be effective in their jobs is high on our list of priorities at Lakes Country Service Cooperative," said Jeremy Kovash, executive director. "We also have dedicated staff who value the services we provide here and create a positive workplace environment."

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

Lakes Country Service Cooperative is a public non-profit dedicated to providing services that help make its school, city, county, government and non-profit members successful. Its more than 100 employees design and deliver efficient and effective services in the areas of education, special education, purchasing, finance, technology, insurance, safety, professional development and more. Visit to learn more about Lakes Country Service Cooperative.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. More than 2,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.


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