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2013 - Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

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

Bloomingdale, IL— (August 7, 2013) The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has again recognized NOW Foods as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, an annual competition that honors companies demonstrating an exceptional commitment to their employees and exemplifying the best human resource practices.   This is the sixth year in a row NOW has received this designation.   

Each company’s entry is evaluated by an independent research firm based on key measures in various categories which 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. 

“Although we have received this award a number of times, it still feels terrific to know that our people are happy here and consider NOW a great place to work,” said Jim Emme, President, NOW Foods. “We’ve added 200 new jobs over the last year, which could be disruptive, but the employees are so invested in the company that they have made the growth fairly seamless. I am so proud of them all.”

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. 

About NOW Foods:
Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural Is better, NOW Foods has grown from a small family operation into one of the most highly respected manufacturers in the natural products industry. Still a family-owned company today, NOW provides customers with a comprehensive approach to wellness by offering more than 1,400 dietary supplements, foods, sports nutrition and personal care products that are As Natural As Can Be™. NOW Foods is committed to offering safe, affordable products of the highest quality, and is a highly regarded advocate in the natural products industry.  Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bloomingdale, Ill., has been GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-certified since 2000 and its in-house laboratory capabilities are among the best in the industry. The company has over 900 employees, and its products are sold in more than 80 countries. After 45 years in the natural products industry, NOW remains committed to its original mission – to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. www.NOWFoods.com