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2012 - 101 Brightest and Best Company to Work For


NOW Foods Named One of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies For Fifth Consecutive Year by the National Association For Business Resources


 Bloomingdale, IL— (July 10, 2012) For the fifth year in a row, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has recognized NOW Foods as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. This annual competition honors companies that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to their employees and exemplify the best human resource practices.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include 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; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business.

“It’s an honor to once again be recognized as one of the 101 best and brightest companies to work for in the Chicago area,” said Jim Emme, President, NOW Foods. “ Our employees are important stakeholders who are passionately engaged in achieving our mission to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.”

The independent market research company and an independent panel of judges review an extensive amount of quantitative and qualitative data. As part of the process, employees at each nominated company are randomly selected to complete a confidential survey about their work environment.

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. NABR specializes in providing businesses the benefits, programs, services, and assistance required to operate as efficiently and successfully as possible. Best practice solutions are available to members in the areas of human resources, healthcare, legal, transaction, compliance, marketing, and office services. For more information about NABR and its offerings, please visit www.nationalbiz.org or call 1-866-321- 1822.

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968, NOW has grown from a small, family operation, to a highly respected manufacturer of natural health products. Today NOW manufactures and distributes over 1,500 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state of the art manufacturing facility has been GMP certified since 2000, and its quality testing labs are among the best in the industry. The company has over 400 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. The company remains family owned and committed to its original mission: to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.