2017 Chicago's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

May 23, 2017

Geneva, IL, May 22, 2017 -  FONA International, family-owned creator and manufacturer of complete flavor solutions, was named one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) for the 12th year in a row, celebrating their employee-focused culture that attracts the industry’s top talent.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this recognition for the 12th year in a row. It’s all thanks to FONA’s amazing employees. Being named one of the Best & Brightest showcases that how truly extraordinary they are,” 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 2017 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.

Now celebrating 30 years, FONA International creates and produces flavors for many of the largest food, beverage, nutritional companies in the world. It offers flavor solutions for the confection, grain, beverage, performance nutrition, 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.