For the 14th Straight Year, FONA Named One of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

June 12, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Deirdre Burgess

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For the 14th Straight Year, FONA International Named One of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

Geneva, IL, June 12, 2019 – For the 14th year in a row, FONA International, family-owned creator and manufacturer of complete flavor solutions, was named as one of “Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR).

“It’s such an honor to receive this recognition for the 14th year! This award displays FONA’s dedication to company values and the amazing employees that help shape our culture as a FONA family. We’re so thrilled!” said Human Resources Director Tonya Hubbartt.

This is one of several awards FONA has received in the past month. FONA was also recently named as a Best Workplace in Chicago by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work along with being named one Inc’s Best Workplaces in the Nation.  Other recognitions this year include being named #3 manufacturing workplace in the nation (among companies of any size) and the #58 workplace overall (medium-sized) by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work, one of Forbes magazine’s Small Giants; and recognition as a Best & Brightest Company to Work For.

Each year, companies compete and are assessed in various areas to be considered for this honor.  Categories such as communication, employee education, diversity, work-life balance and more are assessed to determine how well the company succeeds in displaying commitment and enrichment to their employees. FONA will now advance to compete for 13 elite awards.

“Now with the war on talent hitting the doorsteps of the Best and Brightest, this achievement means even more than a year ago,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of Best and Brightest Programs. “As we continue to raise the bar, these companies rise to the challenge through their cultural innovation by maximizing their workforce potential.”

The Best and Brightest in Wellness® celebrates those companies that are making their businesses better by improving the lives of their employees and positively impacting the community as a whole. The Best and Brightest programs recognize the determination, leadership, and daily ingenuity amongst the best employers in Chicago.

About FONA International, Inc.

Founded more than 30 years ago, FONA International creates and produces flavors for many of the largest food, beverage, and nutritional companies in the world. It offers flavor solutions for the confection, grain, beverage, performance nutrition, OTC and emerging markets from its state-of-the-art, 33-acre campus in Geneva, IL. FONA’s seven core values drive it to pursue excellence and foster incredible partnerships. More than just great flavors — FONA provides complete market solutions.