July 2, 2020 – Warren, MI — Every year companies throughout Chicago 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 receive this honor. These select companies will be honored on Friday, July 24, 2020 on a
digital platform that the honorees will log into.

The winning companies will compete for 13 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an
overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best
Overall” award. The elite award winners will be revealed during the digital presentation. 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, Medium Business and Large Business.
(See the following list of honorees.)

“Through the first half of 2020, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® have
demonstrated leadership and forward thinking as they pivoted their business and workforce
through Covid-19. As the conversation and focus has shifted, our Best and Brightest winning
companies have also been a voice for important actions regarding race relations. In these unique
times, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For excel and share their knowledge with
others,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

The annual symposium and awards program this year will be a digital event, due to the COVID19 virus, and will begin at 12:00 p.m. with Keynote Speaker, John Ninkovich – Performix Group. The digital awards presentation is emceed by Pat Cassidy of WBBM 780AM Radio.
The awards presentation will adjourn at 1:30 p.m.

Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by Baudville Brands, NOW
Health Group, FONA International, Assurance — a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company,
Clark Hill PLC, Milhouse Engineering and Construction Inc., Switchfast Technologies, HR
Source, uMap and Corp! Magazine.

To participate in the digital conference, contact the NABR at 866-321-1822 or visit

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program that provides the business
community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and
demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program 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,
Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and West Michigan,
as well as Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com
to obtain an application.