In the face of workforce shortages and pandemic challenges, many businesses were put to the test. Despite the hardships, certain businesses managed to shine through. These top companies become known as “Employers of Choice”.

Every year, the Missoula Job Service Employers’ Council recognizes three employers in the Missoula / Ravalli counties for their positive interaction with employees, dedication to leadership, and community involvement. This year, the companies to receive the “Employers of Choice” award are: Communication Resources, Doyles Sheehan, and Bitterroot Health. JSEC held an awards ceremony for the trio in February and send their congratulations to the outstanding employers.

Communication Resources is a leading solution provider of telecommunication, security, and life safety systems. They serve businesses, commercial and industrial clients, and government entities. In March the company will proudly celebrate its 19th year in business.

Founded in 2004, Communication Resources started as a a small business with a desk in the basement of a home and a few shelves in the garage.The company’s mission has always been to help clients achieve their technology goals by providing connectivity, solutions, and peace of mind in the ever-evolving world of technology. As the company grows, Communication Resources’ commitment to its customers remains the same. Today, the company has expanded its operations throughout Montana and Idaho with various employees located in Missoula, Great Falls, Butte, Helena, Billings and Idaho Falls, and is continuously expanding its services throughout.

“We are honored to receive the “Employer of Choice -Small Business Category” award and we have no intention of slowing down our growth,” said Chris Richard, the owner of Communication Resources. 

As Communication Resources looks to the future, the company remains dedicated to providing cutting-edge technology solutions and exceptional customer service to businesses of all sizes.

For more information about Communication Resources and its technology solutions, visit their website at

Bitterroot Health in Hamilton is a Critical Access Hospital that has been in business for 92 years and employ 730 individuals. They are a rural, nonprofit, community hospital governed by a Board of Directors who works closely with hospital leadership. 

There are 14 associated medical centers offering specialty care and have new services and specialties coming to Stevensville and Darby in early 2023. The prestigious LOWN Institute has ranked them 1st in Montana and 4th nationally as a “Socially Responsible” Critical Access Hospital. Bitterroot Health (BH) has excelled and is now one of Montana’s top Critical Access Hospitals in outcomes, equity, and value.

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Doyles Sheehan is proud of their success in providing top-notch wholesale services for over 40 years. With a mission to generate more profits for their customers, the company employs industry-leading product management, word-class personalized service, innovative retail programs, and cutting-edge information technology.

Doyles Sheehan has three warehouse facilities in Idaho, Oregon, and Montana. The Montana facility is the largest, measuring 176,000 square feet, and includes the corporate offices. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art software/hardware programs that ensure picking accuracy for customers, achieving an order accuracy rate of 99.7%. As the most innovative and dynamic wholesaler in the region, Doyles Sheehan continues to offer its customers the tools they need to succeed in their retail businesses. 

For more information about Doyles Sheehan and its wholesale services, please visit their website at




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