The Best Places to Work in Illinois award winners

  • Best Places to Work in Illinois logo 2021

    Best Places to Work in Illinois logo 2021

  • Best Places to Work in Illinois 2021

    Best Places to Work in Illinois 2021

Daily Herald report
Updated 5/4/2021 8:45 AM

The Daily Herald Business Ledger has announced the names of 69 companies in 3 categories of competition that are being honored as the 2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is comprised of 35 companies in the small employer size (15-99 U.S. employees), 22 companies in the medium-sized list (100-499 U.S. employees) and 12 companies in the large-category (over 500 employees).


In addition, the top companies representing the Best Places to Work for Women, Millennials and Hispanics will be announced and honored.

The 69 companies will be recognized and honored virtually at the Best Places to Work in Illinois Virtual Recognition Webcast coordinated by the Daily Herald Business Ledger and sponsored by HR Source on May 13.

This is a free event open to the public. Registrations can be taken online at

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

The 2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois will also be profiled in a special publication by the Business Ledger on June 21. An unranked list of all honorees will be announced in the April 26 issue of the Business Ledger. The final rankings will be revealed at the event.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit or contact Gemise James at (717) 909-1570.

The companies are:

• Adage Technologies
• American Bottoms
• Anritsu Infivis Inc.
• Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC
• BCD International
• Capstone Financial Advisors, Inc.
• CDH, P.C.
• Common Sense Solutions, Inc.
• Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O'Connor LLC
• Edlong Corporation
• ExcalTech
• GForce Life Sciences
• IDENTCO Int'l. Corp.
• IOR Global Services
• KRD, Ltd.
• Lextech Global Services
• Mathieson, Moyski
• Austin & Co, LLP
• MichaelSilver
• Network It Easy, Inc.
• Paragon Micro Inc.
• Prairie Engineers, P.C.
• Preferred Communication Systems
• Pulse Technology
• R.J. Augustine & Associates
• Radio Flyer
• Rockford Mutual Insurance Company
• Synergy Builders
• Talman Consultants
• The Salem Group
• Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning,
& Electrical Services
• TransTech IT Staffing
• Upfront Healthcare
• Velocity Merchant Services
• Weiss & Company LLP
• Call One
• CompTIA
• Dieterich Bank
• Domino Amjet, Inc.
• Duke Realty
• Forum Extended Care Services
• Hanson Professional Services Inc.
• Hassett Logistics
• LaSalle Network
• Level 10, LLC
• Lochmueller Group, Inc.
• MNJ Technologies
• Mueller & Co., LLP
• Netrix, LLC
• Ntiva, Inc
• Omron Automation Americas
• Performance Services
• Porte Brown LLC
• Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc.
• Sterling Federal Bank
• University of Illinois Community
Credit Union
• Wabash General Hospital District
• Advocate Aurora Health
• Burns & McDonnell
• Compeer Financial
• Edward Jones
• First Busey Corporation
• Littelfuse, INC
• National Futures Association
• Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)
• Pariveda Solutions
• Ryan, LLC
• UGN, Inc.
• WestPoint Financial Group

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