For the 11th straight year, FONA named one of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

May 19, 2016
Geneva, IL, May 18, 2016 – FONA International, family-owned creator and manufacturer of complete flavor solutions, was named a one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) for the 11th year in a row, celebrating their employee-focused culture that attracts the industry’s top talent.

“We are honored to receive this recognition for 11 years running. It’s a reflection of FONA’s incredible employees and the company’s unwavering commitment to them. We grow together,” said Tonya Hubbartt, Human Resources Director.

“Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power,” said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA President and CEO. “Our 2016 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward.”

To earn the title Best & Brightest Company to Work For, FONA was assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measurements related to: 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; and strategic company performance.


Founded in 1987, 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.


NABR heads programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses across the country.