FONA Named One of Chicago's 101 Best & Brightest for 10th Straight Year

June 11, 2015

FONA International Named one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For for 10th straight year

Geneva, IL, June 11, 2015 – FONA International was named one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) for the tenth year in a row, celebrating their employee focused culture that attracts the industry’s top talent.

The 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award honors local companies that recognize employees as their greatest asset. Companies are evaluated based on their competency in the areas of communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multi-multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, recruitment and selection and work-life balance. The Best of the Best award is presented to the overall winner who excels in all of these categories.

Luke Slawek, President of FONA International, said: “I am grateful to represent everyone in our organization as we remain focused on making FONA a truly special place to be. We focus on creating a work environment where people can thrive and be successful. This award says wonderful things about the community we’ve built at FONA and the exciting future ahead of us.”

The NABR explains that the winning companies are companies that work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices in human resource management. Winners are selected by an independent market research company, which reviews an extensive amount of quantitative and qualitative data, and an independent panel of judges. As part of the process, employees at each nominated company are randomly selected to complete a confidential survey about their work environment.


Founded in 1987, FONA International creates and manufactures flavors for many of the largest food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical 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 International has established a reputation as the forward-thinking, independent solution provider in the very competitive flavor industry.