Businesses Honored as Chicago’s Best & Brightest to Work For

Every year, companies throughout the greater Chicago region compete to be named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. (See following list for winners.)

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry, based on various categories, including 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 and Strategic Company Performance.

With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

The Best of the Best overall elite category Chicago winners this year included:

Overall Winner

Medium Business
Milhouse Engineering & Construction Inc.

Small Business
Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners

Communication and Shared Vision

Community Initiatives
KRD, Ltd.

Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions
Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency

Diversity and Inclusion

Employee Achievement and Recognition
Turner Construction Company

Employee Education and Development
Dialog Tech

Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention

Recruitment, Selection and Orientation

Strategic Company Performance
LaSalle Network

Work-Life Balance
FONA International Inc.

“The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices, and have proven they are employers of choice,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs. “Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees come first.”

These select companies are set to be honored on Thursday, July 22, on a virtual platform.

Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is sponsored by Baudville Brands, Now Health Group, FONA International, Corp! Magazine, Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Sana Benefits, HR Source and Become Unmistakable – uMap.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is a national program that celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, West Michigan and Nationally.

Nominations are now being accepted for 2022. Visit to obtain an application.

Here’s a shout-out to all the winners:

Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center

Adage Technologies

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Society of Anesthesiologists


Ascend Technologies

Associa – Chicago

AST Corporation

Automated Business Designs

BCD International

BDO Digital




Brose Belvidere

Burwood Group Inc.


Call One

CapGrow Partners

Capsim Management Simulations


City Staffing

CKL Engineers LLC

Coast Incorporated

Collaborative Solutions LLC

Coplan & Crane LLC

CoreFX Ingredients

CoSourcing Partners LLC

Daugherty Business Solutions

Digital Third Coast



Ecentria Group

Echo Global Logistics, Inc.



Emkay Inc


Ergoseal, Inc.

Evention LLC

FBC Remodel


Framework IT


Genesis Technologies

Ghafari Associates, LLC

Healthscape Advisors


Helping Hand Center

Healthcare Financial Resources Inc

Home Run Inn, Inc.

Honigman LLP

HydraForce Inc.

Illinois Housing Development Authority

Impact Networking LLC

Incredible Technologies

International Contractors Inc.

Jabian Consulting

Kensington School

Kforce Professional Staffing

Lakeshore Recycling Systems LLC

Loberg Construction

Loma Systems

MedGyn Products, Inc.

Merchants Fleet

Mortenson Construction

Motivation Excellence

Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company

National Equity Fund Inc.

National Futures Association


Netrix LLC

Network Distribution

Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)




Objective Paradigm

Office Revolution

Omron Automation

Omron Healthcare Inc.

Origami Risk

Parasol Alliance

Paylocity Corp.

PBD Worldwide

Peapod Digital Labs

Per Se Group


Phaidon International

Plexus Corp.

Premier International

Prominence Advisors


Rabine Group

Radio Flyer Inc.

RATIONAL Cooking Systems, Inc.

Red Caffeine

Riskonnect, Inc.

Royal Cyber

Saggezza Inc.


Service Express

Shop Smart, LLC

Signature Bank – Chicago

Soliant Consulting


Starcom USA


Strive Consulting


The Dagaz Group

The Marketing Store Worldwide

The Mx Group

The Pepper Group

The Salem Group


Total Quality Logistics

Tovar Snow Professionals LLC

TransTech, Inc.

Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare

Trilogy Real Estate Group, LLC

Turner Construction Company

Verve, a Credit Union

Videojet Technologies Inc.

Wespath Benefits and Investments

Wheels, Inc.

Wi-Tronix, LLC

WOW! Internet and Cable

Zeigler Auto Group