Nine companies with operations in the Midcoast are on this year's Best Places to Work in Maine list, a program of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council and Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

have at least 15 employees working in Maine;

be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;

be a publicly or privately held business;

have a facility in the state of Maine; and

have been in business a minimum of one year.

The following companies with operations in the Midcoast made the list:

Among large companies, those with 250 employees or more, Edward Jones' Belfast office was number 1; Machias Savings, which has an office in Rockland, was number 2; T-Mobile, with operations in all cities in Maine, was number 12; and athenahealth in Belfast was number 16.

Among medium-sized companies, those with 50 to 249 employees, ReVision Energy, with offices in Portland and Liberty, was number 11; Damariscotta Bank & Trust Co., which has offices in Belfast, Union and Warren, was number 23; and Allen Insurance and Financial, whose offices include Belfast, Camden, and Rockland, was number 25.

Among small companies, those with 15 to 49 employees, Hersey EyeCare, whose four offices include Winterport, was number six; and CedarWorks, with offices in Rockland and Rockport, was number 12.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Maine program, visit or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.