Firekeepers Casino Hotel Recognized as One of America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers for 2021

Battle Creek, Mich. (March 22, 2021) – FireKeepers Casino Hotel has received the prestigious honor of being the highest ranked gaming company to be named to Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was recently announced and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website.

Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to compile our list by surveying 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Participants were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family, and to nominate organizations other than their own. The final list ranks the 500 large and 500 midsize employers that received the most recommendations. FireKeepers ranked 63rd, and was the highest ranked casino.

“This acknowledgement recognizes FireKeepers’ focus on creating and maintaining a great work culture for our Team Members,” stated Frank Tecumseh, VP of Human Resources for FireKeepers. “Our vision is to be the employer of choice, not only in Michigan, but also throughout the gaming industry.”

FireKeepers employs 1,802 Team Members, and is one of the Battle Creek region’s leading employers. Since its 2009 opening, the company has paid out more than $700 million in salaries and benefits. FireKeepers welcoming, engaging, enthusiastic, and appreciative approach to service applies not only to guests, but also to co-workers, creating a family-like environment within the team. FireKeepers regularly celebrates its Team Members with incentive bonuses, Team Member Appreciation Days and Team Member Rallies (with exciting prizes and drawings) to celebrate and motivate the team.

To learn more about FireKeepers Casino’s workplace culture, or to become a FireKeepers Team Member, visit


FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned 9 first place awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2015 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also
selected one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. Our signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event. For more information visit

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.