Chicago’s Best And Brightest Companies To Work For® Announced By National Association For Busines

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June 10, 2014 - PRLog -- Companies succeeding in today’s economy are dedicated to their employees and demonstrate best practices in human resources. The best companies will be recognized by National Association for Business Resources (NABR) at the Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® ( symposium and awards luncheon on Mon., July 21, 2014 at the Oak Brook Marriot.

This year the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® awards program has raised the bar with a new category. Winners will be pooled by the size of their company. Employers with 50 or less employees will be benchmarked together and all companies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For™ resulting in better business, richer lives and stronger communities.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business. (See the attached list of honorees.)

The winning companies also vie for 11 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The elite award winners will be announced during the luncheon. Judy Hsu from ABC 7 Chicago News and Pat Cassidy from WBBM-AM News Radio will emcee the awards ceremony.

The event starts at 8:00 a.m. with registration and a networking continental breakfast. The morning continues with a series of interactive educational sessions on human resource practices starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by the awards luncheon honoring all winners and announcement of the 12 elite winners.

This year’s educational sessions include Michael H. Hahn presenting “Heroes@Work: Maximizing Organizational Health & Engagement via Strategic Storytelling,” and the Keynote address “Critical Thinking Counts,” presented by Speaker Claire G. Herring MS, MBA from Blue Ocean Brain.

“The selection, recognition and awarding of this year’s companies allows our organization to showcase their best practices. The honorees have clearly demonstrated why each of them would be an ideal place for employees to work. Companies that capitalize on their greatest resource—their employees—know how to attract and retain top talent,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”

Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ is sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago, Assurance Agency, CORP!  Magazine, FONA International, Harrah's Joliet, IIT Center for Research and Service, The Management Association of Illinois, Verizon Wireless, GreenRoom Production, Inc., VW Credit, Inc., Omron Automation and Safety, Baudville, Tomorrow's Business Today and Chicago Coffees & Teas.

Admission for the awards luncheon and symposium is $265 for individuals and tables for 10 are $2,500. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact the National Association for Business Resources at 866-321-1822 x 148 or visit

The “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®”, a program of the National Association for Business Resources is presented annually in several markets: Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Houston, Grand Rapids and Nationally.  Nominations are now being accepted. Visit to obtain an application.
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