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Framework One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

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How’s THIS for excellent news?

For the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, Framework Communications (FwC) has been announced by the National Association for Business Resources as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

This prestigious designation is pursued by hundreds of companies and this year’s winners have proven to be within this elite rank of companies that deliver exceptional human resources practices.  Winners will be honored at a symposium and awards celebration on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Oak Brook Marriott.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winners are pooled by the size of their company.  All companies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® and, as a result, they build better business, create richer lives and grow stronger communities.

I love working at Framework because I can’t imagine another place where I can come to work, learn something new every day, be challenged to do better than I did yesterday, and work side by side with some of the most fun people I have ever met.  - Jeremy Hernandez, FwC Support Specialist

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures :

  • 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
  • Best of the Best Small Business

The winning companies also vie for 11 elite awards, one granted for each category. One winner 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. Educational speakers include Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network, Maria Coons, Harper College, Ron Wilkins, Wilkins Fitness Corp, and Denise W. Barreto, Relationships Matter Now, LLC.

We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year’s Best and Brightest companies. These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices and human resource management. This award is a powerful recruitment tool in the drive to attract and retain exceptional employees in the Chicagoland area. – Jennifer Kluge, NABR President

Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago, Assurance Agency, BASIC, Baudville, Clark Hill, CORP! Magazine, FONA International, IIT Center for Research and Service, Mutual Trust, Namely, Omron Automation and Safety, Take Down Eventures, TalentWise, The Executive Group, The Management Association of Illinois, The Orsus Group, True Partners Consulting, Verizon Wireless and Wilkins Solutions Enterprises.

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 9:00 a.m., followed by the awards luncheon honoring all winners and announcement of the 12 elite winners.

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 www.101bestandbrightest.com.

The “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” is a program of the National Association for Business Resources, presented annually in several markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Nationally.  Nominations are now being accepted.  Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.

Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® 2015 Winners

  • Advanced Resources
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • ARCO/Murray National Construction Company
  • Armour-Eckrich Meats LLC a Division of John Morrell Food Group ArrowStream, Inc.
  • Aspire
  • Assurance Agency, Ltd.
  • Astronics
  • Armstrong Aerospace
  • Bel Brands USA
  • Bell Flavors & Fragrances
  • Blue Plate Catering
  • Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • BravoSolution
  • Brilliant
  • bswift
  • Burwood Group, Inc.
  • Call One
  • Care Communications, Inc.
  • Celergo LLC
  • Century 21 Affiliated
  • Comcast
  • ContextMedia, Inc.
  • Continental Automotive
  • CTL Global, Inc.
  • DialogTech
  • Donlen Corporation
  • Edlog Dairy Technologies
  • EMKAY, Inc.
  • Enesco, LLC
  • Flexco
  • FlexPrint, Inc.
  • FONA International, Inc.
  • Geneca
  • Getty Images
  • Ghafari Associates, LLC
  • Grand Prairie Services
  • Greeley and Hansen
  • Guardian Electric Manufacturing Company
  • Health Resource Solutions
  • HealthScape Advisors LLC
  • Impact Networking, LLC
  • Kaleidoscope
  • LaSalle Network
  • Lyons Consulting Group
  • Mattersight
  • Maven Wave Partners
  • McGladrey
  • Milhouse Engineering and Construction, Inc.
  • Mortenson Construction
  • Mutual Trust Financial Group
  • National Futures Association
  • NCSA Athletic Recruiting Nitel
  • NogginLabs, Inc.
  • NOW Health Group, Inc. NVISIA
  • Omron Automation and Safety
  • OtterBase
  • Pangea Properties
  • Paylocity Corporation
  • Plexus
  • PowerReviews
  • Protiviti Inc.
  • PSC Group, LLC
  • Red Frog Events
  • Redwood Logistics
  • Resolution Media
  • Rise Interactive
  • Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lifton & Taylor, Ltd.
  • Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.
  • ServerCentral
  • Shop Smart LLC
  • Shure Incorporated
  • Sikich LLP
  • Skender Construction Company
  • Slalom Consulting
  • SoCore Energy
  • Sonoma Partners, LLC
  • Spot Trading LLC Starcom USA
  • Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
  • StratEx Partners
  • SunCoke Energy
  • SWC Technology Partners
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Tasty Catering
  • The James Chicago
  • ThoughtWorks, Inc
  • Thresholds
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Tovar Snow Professionals, Inc.
  • Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare
  • True Partners Consulting LLC
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Vapor Bus International
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wheels Inc.
  • WOW! Internet Cable Phone
  • Zeigler Auto Group

Best & Brightest 50 or Less Employees

  • 3Red Trading
  • Adage Technologies
  • AIM Consulting Group, LLC
  • Arrow Strategies
  • Avant Communications
  • Be Found Online
  • Bosch Software Innovations Corp.
  • City Staffing
  • Clique Studios LLC
  • Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
  • Devbridge Group
  • Flex-Weld, Inc.
  • Framework Communications
  • Fusion OEM
  • Genesis Technologies
  • GiveForward, Inc.
  • Green Key Resources
  • Harley Ellis Devereaux
  • ID Media
  • InRule Technology
  • Instant Technology
  • International Contractors, Inc. I
  • T Supplies
  • JumpForward
  • Kforce
  • Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.
  • Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
  • Mavens Consulting, Inc.
  • MotherG
  • Navigate Research
  • Nimlok Chicago
  • One Chicago Inc.
  • PBD Worldwide
  • Pepper Group
  • Prominence Advisors
  • Punchkick Interactive
  • Retrofit
  • sales-i
  • Sandstorm Design
  • Savills Studley
  • Service Express, Inc.
  • Smart Resources, Inc.
  • Social Deviant
  • Swoon Technology Resources LLC
  • The Carlson Group, Inc.
  • The SMB Help Desk, Inc.
  • The WFC Group
  • TransTech IT Staffing
  • Undertone
  • UrbanBound
  • Wine Sergi Insurance