FONA International Honored as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness

December 17, 2020
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FONA International Honored as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness

Geneva, IL, December 18th, 2020 

FONA International, family-owned creator and manufacturer of complete flavor solutions, has been recognized as a 2020 National Best and Brightest in Wellness winner by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This is the 7th year FONA has received this honor. View the full list of winners here.

“Health and wellness are so important to FONA and our employees, especially at this time, and we’re committed to providing resources that will allow them to be the healthiest versions of themselves. This recognition reflects our commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for the FONA family, and we couldn’t be more excited!” said Total Rewards Manager Lindsey Clark.

The Best and Brightest in Wellness® celebrates excellence in health awareness by recognizing organizations that promote a culture of wellness to make their business and community a healthier place to live and work. FONA was evaluated by an assessment that looked at quantitative and qualitative data. Each survey was scored on a point system based upon criteria to benchmark and improve wellness program effectiveness. They include outcomes, analysis, tracking, participation & incentives, benefits and programs, leadership, employee input, culture and environment.  FONA is among one of 66 organizations across the country that are being honored as winners from this year’s fall applicants.

“Throughout the year of 2020, the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness winners have demonstrated leadership and forward thinking as they pivoted their business and workforce through Covid-19. As the conversation and focus has shifted, our Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions regarding Well-being and Racial Justice. It is in these unique times that the Best and Brightest in Wellness winners excel and share their knowledge with others," said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

The announcement follows several recent recognitions including FONA’s recognition as the Nation’s #1 Workplace in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine, Elite status as one of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, and recognition as the #5 Small/Medium Best Workplace in Chicago by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work.

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 exceptional service and complete market solutions.

About the Best and Brightest in Wellness® Program

The Best and Brightest in Wellness®, a program of the National Association for Business Resources, celebrates those companies that are making their businesses flourish, the lives of their employees better and the community a healthier place to live. The Best and Brightest program provides year-long education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction amongst the best employers. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 programs. Visit for more information