Ceremony Honors Chicago’s Best, Brightest Companies To Work For

Comcast won the Best of the Best – Large Business Elite Award

CHICAGO The Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® honored the newest 2023 winning companies in the Chicagoland area.

The program recognizes companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative business acumen and human resource practices.

The programs were honored at a conference in Lombard, Ill., July 13.

The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed several key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. The categories applicants were scored on include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Creative Wellness and Wellbeing Solutions, Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment and Selection; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Work-Life Blend; Community Initiatives and Corporate Responsibility; and Leadership, Strategy and Company Performance.

Epitec won the Best of the Best – Medium Business Elite Award

With more than 25 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.

“Those companies that made the list of Best and Brightest Companies To Work For, as well as those companies that continue to make the list, are truly remarkable,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and the Best and Brightest Programs. “Given today’s need for talent, retention of talent, and the further issues related to the pandemic, these companies have proven they are superior to market conditions. They are elite thinkers, and this honor demonstrates their commitment to excellence.”

Fourteen companies were honored as “elite” winning categories, including the biggest awards: the Best of the Best among small, medium and large businesses. Winning those prestigious awards were:

Daugherty Business Solutions won the Best of the Best – Small Business Elite Award

Best of the Best – Large Business

Best of the Best – Medium Business

Best of the Best – Small Business
Daugherty Business Solutions

Communication and Shared Vision
NOW Health Group, Inc.

Community Initiatives and Corporate Responsibility
Ascendo Resources

Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions
Turner Construction Company

Creative, Wellness and Wellbeing Solutions
Honigman LLP

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Shure Incorporated

Employee Achievement and Recognition
Mortenson Construction

Employee Education and Development
Total Quality Logistics

Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention
Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

Leadership, Strategy and Company Performance
Wheels, Inc.

Recruitment and Selection

Work-Life Blend

The rest of Chicago’s Best and Brightest 2023 winners included:


Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center

Ace Metal Crafts Co

Adage Technologies

Altex Logistics

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Society of Anesthesiologists


Associa Chicagoland

Astronics CSC

Automated Business Designs



C.A. Fortune

C-4 Analytics

CapGrow Partners


City Staffing

CKL Engineers LLC

CoreFX Ingredients

Digital Third Coast


Echo Global Logistics, Inc.


Ergoseal, Inc.

Evention LLC

Finished Basement Company


Framework IT


Genesis Technologies, Inc. DBA genesisONE

Ghafari Associates, LLC

Greenlight Family Services

HealthScape Advisors


Helping Hand

Home Run Inn Pizza

HydraForce Inc

Impact Networking LLC

Instant Alliance

International Contractors Inc


JMJ Phillip Executive Search

KDM Engineering


LaSalle Network

Loberg Construction

Loma Systems

Merchants Fleet

Michael Page

Milhouse Engineering and Construction Inc

Morae Global

Motivation Excellence

National Equity Fund Inc


NCSA College Recruiting

Network Distribution





Objective Paradigm

Office Revolution

Omron Automation


Origami Risk

Parasol Alliance

Paylocity Corp

Per Se Group


Peterson Technology Partners

Phoenix Builders

Plexus Corp

Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners

Prinova USA, a NAGASE Group Company

Prominence Advisors

PTS Consulting Services

Questek Innovations LLC

Radio Flyer Inc


RATIONAL Cooking Systems, Inc.

Red Caffeine

Redwood Logistics

rEvolution Marketing

Riskonnect, Inc.

Royal Cyber

Salo, A Korn Ferry Company

Sassetti LLC

Signature Bank – Chicago

Soliant Consulting




The Edlong Corporation

The Mx Group

The Pepper Group

The Salem Group



Tovar Snow Professionals LLC

Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare

Trilogy Real Estate Group, LLC

Wespath Benefits and Investments


Wi-Tronix, LLC

WOW! Internet and Cable

Zeigler Auto Group

Winning organizations are also invited to attend the Best and Brightest National Summit, an exclusive national conference for all winners across the entire country, set for Sept. 27-28 in Detroit. The summit will focus on collaboration, sharing of best practices, analysis of pressing issues, inspiration, social activities, and celebration.

To find out more or to register please visit thebestandbrightest.com/events/2023-best-and-brightest-national-summit/. National Association for Business Resources (866) 321-1822 thebestandbrightest.com

The Best and Brightest Companies To Work For is a powerful community of the Nation’s elite leaders who share ideas, practices and have proven they are employers of choice. There are numerous regional programs throughout the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Denver, Nashville, the Pacific Northwest and nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. Visit thebestandbrightest.com to nominate your organization.