National honors for FONA, one of the country’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

January 2, 2019


For Immediate Release
Contact: Deirdre Burgess
FONA International Inc.
(630) 578-8435

National honors for FONA, one of the country’s 101 Best & Brightest
Companies to Work For

Geneva, IL, January 2, 2019 – For the 9th year in a row, FONA International, family-owned creator and manufacturer of complete flavor solutions, was named a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR). FONA was also recognized as a national Best & Brightest winner for Wellness.

“What an honor to receive this national recognition! Health and wellness are a critical part of FONA’s commitment to our employees. We want them to thrive in a safe and healthy environment. This honor reflects that commitment, and we’re thrilled,” said Benefits & Human Resources Manager Lindsey Clark.

These are two of several national awards FONA has received in recent months. Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work recently named the company the #3 manufacturing workplace in the nation (among companies of any size); and the #58 workplace overall (medium-sized). Earlier in 2018, FONA was also named to the Small Giants list by Forbes magazine, and named a best workplace for Millennials and the #2 workplace in Chicagoland by Fortune. Earlier this year, FONA was also named one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and took home an Elite Award for Employee Enrichment, Engagement & Retention.

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.

The Best and Brightest in Wellness® celebrates those companies that are making their businesses more healthy, the lives of their employees better and the community a healthier to place to live. The Best and Brightest program provides yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction amongst the best employers.

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.