I think one of the things any business should be most proud of is having employees that really feel that they work for a great company that values their efforts. The Albany Business Review has found 36 companies right here in the Capital District that fit that criteria.

This is the 13th year of the award from Albany Business Review and these 36 companies were chosen out of over 100 companies by an independent data and survey company. According to the Albany Business Review website, "The winners vary in size and industry. One thing ties them together: Their employees say they're engaged and fulfilled at work."

The winners are broken down into 4 different categories of companies, small, medium, medium/large and large. Here are this years winners.

Large Companies - 150+ Employees

Autotask Corp., Blue Shield of Northeastern N.Y., CAP COM Federal Credit Union, CapitalCare Medical Group, DeCresente Distributing Company, Pioneer Bank, Plug Power Inc., P.V.A., and  Sunmark Federal Credit Union.

Medium/Large Companies - 50-149 Employees

Auto/Mate, The Chazen Cos., City Mission of Schenectady, GTM Payroll Services Inc., Informz, Jaeger & Flynn Associates Inc., Teal Becker and Chairamonte CPA LLC, and Turner Construction Company.

Medium Companies - 25-49 Employees

Architecture+, Astria Solutions Group, Bestpass, Burt Crane and Rigging, Comunity Resource Federal Credit Union, kW Mission Critical Engineering, The LA Group, National Business Equipment, Northwestern Mutual, and The Patient Experiment Project.

Small Companies - 10-24 Employees

Alliance Worldwide, CMJ LLP, Fusco Personnel, GreyCastle Security, Linium Recruiting, Merit, The Rosenblum Cos., sCube, and the Wealth Advisory Group.

Congratulations to ALL of the winners. If you want to see the slideshow with comments and pictures from each of the winners just click here: