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EMC Named a 2020 Best Place to Work in Bismarck

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 11, 2020)—EMC Insurance Companies has been recognized of as one of this year’s 50 Best Places to Work by Prairie Business magazine.

“We are so honored to receive this recognition by Prairie Business for the third year in a row,” said Marilyn Ternes, EMC Resident Vice President and Bismarck Branch Manager. “We have an incredibly dedicated, hardworking and collaborative team here and this recognition is evidence of that.”

Employees throughout the Northern Plains region nominated their companies, and were asked to highlight some of the reasons they believe make their place of business a great place to work. Among the topics to expand upon were workplace culture, opportunities for employee growth, teamwork and employee morale.

“Business is a two-way street,” said Prairie Business Editor Andrew Weeks. “It’s easy for employees to go the extra mile when they feel appreciated by their employers. And from the nominations Prairie Business received this year, it’s easy to see that the selected companies truly do value their employees, and vice versa.”

This year’s 50 Best Places to Work will be highlighted in the September issue of Prairie Business magazine, which is also available as an e-edition at

About EMC Insurance Companies

EMC Insurance Companies is among the top 60 property/casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium, with more than 2,400 employees. Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, operating under the trade name EMC Insurance Companies, the company provides property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide. EMCC is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit

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