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Vinland Center Named to Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2012

Top 100 Workplaces logoVinland Center has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune. The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 17. The report can also be found at

Vinland Center ranked 22 on the small company list.

“As Vinland continues to grow, I am thankful for the staff’s dedication to our clients and our mission,” said Mary Roehl, Vinland’s excutive director. “Their dedication makes Vinland successful.”

Produced by the same team that compiles the 21-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 about company leadership, communication, career opportunities, workplace environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. The analysis included responses from nearly 71,200 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

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.

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

For more than 35 years, Vinland Center has helped individuals with multiple disabilities live productive and fulfilling lives through a whole-person approach that addresses the mind, body and spirit. Vinland is well-known for meeting the unique needs of individuals with cognitive impairments, including brain injuries and learning disabilities. We provide drug and alcohol treatment for adults with disabilities, outpatient mental health, vocational services, and permanent supportive housing for adults with disabilities in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, Vinland’s participants have access to a variety of complementary care services.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 1,360 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.