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EMC Named to North Dakota’s 50 Best Places to Work List

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2021)—The Bismarck branch office of EMC Insurance Companies has been named one of the 50 Best Places to Work in 2021 by Prairie Business magazine.

“Receiving this award for the fourth year in a row is an honor to our branch,” said Marilyn Ternes, vice president – EMC Bismarck branch operations. “This recognition is evidence of the positive workplace culture that our dedicated team members have worked hard to create and maintain.”

Employees throughout the Northern Plains region nominated their companies and highlighted the reasons they believe their place of business is a great place to work. Companies named to Prairie Business’s 50 Best Places to Work list are described as memorable places to work and build careers. In all, Prairie Business received more than 1,500 nominations.

“It’s a sampling that shows people are excited about their jobs and the companies that provide them,” said Andrew Weeks, editor of Prairie Business. “That’s good news not only for the businesses that have been nominated, but it’s great news for all of the region’s residents, consumers and managers alike.”

This recognition will be featured in the September issue of Prairie Business, which can also be found as an e-edition at

About EMC Insurance Companies

EMC Insurance Companies has more than 2,400 employees and is among the top 60 property/casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium. 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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