Celebrating Excellence: Vance Thompson Vision Receives 2024 Employer of the Year Award

Vance Thompson Vision, a renowned surgical eye center, has recently been honored with the esteemed title of the 2024 Employer of the Year, presented by the Billings Chamber of Commerce. This recognition speaks volumes about Vance Thompson Vision’s commitment to its employees, its patients, and the community it serves.

Founded with a mission to provide world-class eye care to patients in Montana and the Midwest, Vance Thompson Vision has established itself as a leader in ophthalmology. Started by Dr. Vance Thompson, a globally recognized expert in refractive, cataract, and laser eye surgery, the center is renowned for its research, advanced vision correction procedures, state-of-the-art facilities, and compassionate patient care.

However, what truly sets Vance Thompson Vision apart is its unwavering dedication to its employees. The center recognizes that its success is driven by the talent, dedication, and passion of its team members. As such, it has cultivated a workplace culture that prioritizes employee well-being, professional development, and a sense of belonging.

Employees at Vance Thompson Vision are not just colleagues; they are valued members of a tight-knit family. The center fosters a collaborative and supportive work environment where every team member is encouraged to thrive and excel. Their uplifting workplace atmosphere fosters frequent occasions for their team members and their families to gather beyond office hours, emphasizes community involvement, and engages in light-hearted social media trends. They prioritize employee satisfaction and fulfillment; Vance Thompson Vision creates a workplace where individuals can truly thrive and reach their full potential.

Beyond its commitment to its employees, Vance Thompson Vision is deeply rooted in the Billings community. Through volunteer efforts and partnerships with local organizations, the center actively contributes to the betterment of the community it calls home. It collaborates with various local entities such as the Billings Mustangs, MT Special Olympics, and the Big Sky State Games, aligning its efforts with the city’s growth. Moreover, the center provides unique experiences for its patients, such as commemorating patient anniversaries with thoughtful gestures like gift cards or flowers.

The 2024 Employer of the Year award is a testament to Vance Thompson Vision’s exemplary leadership, unwavering dedication to its employees, and outstanding contributions to the Billings community. As the center continues to set new standards of excellence in surgical eye treatments and employee engagement, it remains a shining example of what it means to be a truly exceptional employer.

Recipients will be recognized at the 2024 Billings Chamber Breakfast on Thursday, April 25 at First Interstate Arena at MetraPark. The event will feature Andre Reed, NFL Hall of Fame Receiver, as the keynote speaker and be entertained by James Cunningham, comedian and television personality on Food Network.

This is the Chamber’s largest annual event and is presented for 2024 by Nonstop Local and Rubicare Health Savings Program. The event will run from 7-9 a.m. with doors opening at 6 a.m. with a buffet breakfast.

You can learn more about Chamber Breakfast and purchase your tickets here.