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NOW® Named a Best and Brightest Company To Work For


11th Consecutive Year for Chicago Area Award

NOW®, the largest independent and family-owned manufacturer of natural products in the U.S. health food store channel, has been selected by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of the Chicago area’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Large Business category. This is the 11th consecutive year NOW has received that recognition.

The annual Best and Brightest Awards process discovers companies that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment, make business better, create richer lives and contribute to building a stronger community. Nominated companies are evaluated by an independent research firm assessing 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. Part of the evaluation process involves inviting employees at each nominated company to complete a confidential work environment survey.

“It’s particularly heartwarming to be recognized in our 50th Anniversary year for practices that demonstrate NOW’s values since the company was founded,” said NOW CEO Jim Emme. “Today we employ more than 1,500 people, and every one of them is essential to our success. We’re committed to providing quality employment in a healthy and safe environment, and appreciate our employees and their significant contributions to the company and the community.”

NOW has also been recognized by NABR as a “Best and Brightest Company to Work for In the Nation” every year from 2013 – 2017 and “The Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness” winner in 2017.

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About the Best and Brightest Programs

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit to obtain an application.

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