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January 11, 2019 – Milwaukee, WI — Companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, implement creative compensation programs and more will be recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) at Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® symposium and awards gala on Friday, March 8, 2019 at The Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee.

This year’s winners practice innovative strategies and represent best practices in industries as diverse as information technology, financial services, manufacturing and food and beverage.

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 and Strategic Company Performance.

“Profitability and stability are essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2019 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and the Best and Brightest Programs. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”

The annual symposium and awards gala will begin with registration, networking and a strolling breakfast at 7:30 a.m., educational programs will follow. The awards presentation will be emceed by Ben Wagner from WISN-ABC 12 News and begin at 9:45 a.m., adjourning at 10:30 a.m. Winning companies also vie for three “Best of the Best Overall” elite awards in the small, medium and large business category. The elite award winners will be announced during the awards ceremony.

Tickets for the Workforce Symposium and Awards Breakfast are $70. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact the Best and Brightest at 866.321.1822 or visit to register. Milwaukee’s Best And Brightest Companies To Work For® is sponsored by Baudville, BASIC, Corp! Magazine, EmPower HR, Kelly Services and NOW Foods.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a national program with annual symposium and award galas presented in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco. Nominations are now being accepted for 2019. Visit to obtain an application.

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.

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