Chicago Companies Earn Honors as Best and Brightest to Work For

Every year, the top companies in the Chicago area contend for the right to be named the National Association for Business Resources Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

This year was no different, and the NABR honored dozens of winners earlier this month.

“These 2022 winning organizations have stood out during unpredictable times and have proven they are an employer of choice,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and the Bet and Brightest Program. “They continue to keep the needs of their employees first and provide perks that include, development, wellbeing, work-life balance, rewards and recognition.  In addition these winning companies offer a fantastic work culture and workplace environment that attracts and retains superior employees.”

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.

Here’s a shout-out to Chicago’s 2022 Best and Brightest Companies:


Ace Metal Crafts Co

Adage Technologies

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Society of Anesthesiologists


Ascendo Resources


Associa Chicagoland

Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company

Astronics CSC

Automated Business Designs

Bales Metal Surface Solutions

BCD International



Bronswick Benjamin PC

Brose Belvidere

Burwood Group Inc

C-4 Analytics

CapGrow Partners


City Staffing

CKL Engineers LLC


CoreFX Ingredients

CoSourcing Partners LLC

Daugherty Business Solutions


Digital Third Coast

Donlen, LLC


Echo Global Logistics, Inc.



Emkay Inc



Ergoseal, Inc.

Evention LLC

Fellowes Brands

Finished Basement Company


FONA International Inc.

Framework IT

Frank Recruitment Group


Genesis Technologies

Ghafari Associates, LLC

HealthScape Advisors


Helping Hand Center

Honigman LLP

HydraForce Inc

Impact Networking LLC

Incredible Technologies

Instant Alliance

International Contractors Inc

Jabian Consulting

JMJ Phillip Executive Search

KDM Engineering


Kforce Professional Staffing

KRD, Ltd.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems LLC

LaSalle Network

Loberg Construction

Loma Systems

Merchants Fleet

Milhouse Engineering and Construction Inc

Morae Global

Mortenson Construction

Motivation Excellence

Motor Werks of Barrington

National Equity Fund Inc

National Futures Association


Network Distribution

Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)


NOW Health Group, Inc.


Objective Paradigm

Office Revolution

Omron Automation

Omron Healthcare Inc

OneDigital Health & Benefits

Origami Risk


Parasol Alliance

Paylocity Corp

PBD Worldwide

Per Se Group


Peterson Technology Partners

Phaidon International

Plexus Corp

Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners

Prinova USA, a NAGASE Group Company

Prominence Advisors


Radio Flyer Inc


RATIONAL Cooking Systems, Inc.

Red Caffeine

Redwood Logistics

Riskonnect, Inc.

Royal Cyber

Salo LLC

Sassetti LLC


Service Express

Shop Smart, LLC

Shure Incorporated

Signature Bank – Chicago

Soliant Consulting


Strive Consulting


The Dagaz Group

The Mx Group

The Pepper Group

The Salem Group


Total Quality Logistics

Tovar Snow Professionals LLC

Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare

Trilogy Real Estate Group, LLC

Turner Construction Company

Verve, a Credit Union

Wespath Benefits and Investments

Wheels, Inc.

Wi-Tronix, LLC

WOW! Internet and Cable

Zeigler Auto Group

The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of the nation’s elite leaders who share ideas, practices, and have proven they are employers of choice. With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the NABR has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.