Thorntons Named Top Place To Work in Louisville

Thorntons Inc. has been ranked as one of the top workplaces in Louisville for 2010 in a survey conducted by the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper.

Thorntons employs 625 people at 44 Kentuckiana store locations, with over 2000 team members companywide throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

“It’s a great honor for Thorntons to be named one of the top places to work by such a distinguished and renowned organization as the Courier-Journal,” stated Matt Thornton, president & CEO. “We are passionate about our team members, and their work environment, and we have a long-standing history for providing the best of both.”

Along with a series of internal awards and acknowledgment programs for its team members, Thorntons is a leader in team member relations, recognition, customer-service training, mentor programs and flex scheduling.

“Our team members are dedicated, cheerful, and always available to lend our customers a helping hand. We truly employ the best people who are the best at what they do,” added Thornton.

The companies included in the “Top Places to Work” were selected based on extensive employee surveys measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation, training, workplace flexibility, and diversity. The rankings and results are being featured in a “Top Places to Work” special section of the Courier-Journal this Sunday.

One of the most profound initiatives Thorntons has created for its team members is the assistance program “Champ Cares Fund,” a charitable fund established for team members to contribute to their co-workers who have been directly impacted by a severe hardship, crisis or a catastrophic incident that was beyond their control.

For more information about the Champ Cares Fund, visit

“Thorntons is a great place to work, I have been here for 19 years. Our company is one big family; I say ‘our’ because Matt Thornton told us once to treat it as if it’s our company and I really do,” said Stacy Clark, Thorntons Store Support Center. “Thorntons truly cares about their team members and what is going on in their lives. Thorntons does so much for our community; and it inspires us to do the same in our personal life too. I have never seen a company that cares so much about their customers, never!! I am very proud to be a part of this company.”



  1. Congratulations on the award. For leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs….people with a passion for building businesses, there are few things more personally meaningful than being recognized for creating jobs people love. In my experience, it was a highlight of my career when my small firm was selected in 2010 as one of the Best Small Consulting Firms to Work For.

    Sincere congrats. Jobs well done 😉

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