FONA Among 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in U.S.

FONA Among 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in U.S.

It’s not every day that a Kane County company is named one of the best in the nation. But for Geneva-based FONA International, national awards are becoming almost routine.

For the seventh year in a row, FONA International, family-owned creator and manufacturer of complete flavor solutions, was named a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For by the National Association of Business Resources. FONA was also recognized as a national Best & Brightest winner for Wellness.  
These are the third and fourth national awards FONA has received in recent months. Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work recently named the company the No. 44 best workplace for women in the nation (any size) and the No. 43 workplace overall (medium-sized). 

Local recognition has been racking up as well. Fortune named FONA the #1 workplace in Chicagoland, and the Chicago Tribune named FONA No. 8 workplace in the area. Earlier this year, FONA was also named one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and took home an Elite Award for Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions. 

“It truly never gets old. For seven years, we’ve had the honor to be named a national Best & Brightest Company to Work For. It’s thrilling, and I believe it’s a testament to the values-based company culture and the absolutely wonderful FONA employees,” said Tonya Hubbartt, Human Resources Director. 

FONA was assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measurements related to: 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.


Now celebrating 30 years, FONA International creates and produces flavors for many of the largest food, beverage, nutritional companies in the world. It offers flavor solutions for the confection, grain, beverage, performance nutrition, 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 complete market solutions.