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 Schaumburg, Ill. (Nov. 14, 2014) — Assurance, an award winning independent brokerage, received a first place ranking on the Chicago Tribune 2014 Top Workplaces List for mid-sized employers. In a ceremony held on Nov. 13 at the Chicago Hyatt, the competition recognized local companies with an eye for dynamic, supportive and inclusive work cultures. This is the third consecutive year Assurance has placed on the list, where last year it received second place honors.   

Rankings were determined through an engagement survey of Chicago-area employers with over 100 employees conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, a workplace survey and improvement specialist, on behalf of the Chicago Tribune. The surveyed companies employ 193,433 people in the Chicago area, of which 124,216 received surveys and 78,921 responded. The responses allowed WorkplaceDynamics to identify the top 100, divided into three categories: small (fewer than 250 employees), midsize (250-999) and large (1,000 and more).

“We were thrilled to be on this list, especially considering the criteria for selection,” said Steven Handmaker, Assurance’s chief marketing officer. “We prioritize the health and well-being of our employees because it truly is their hard work that delivers value to our clients. This ranking reinforces our core philosophy that happy employees do, in fact, equal happy clients.”

Assurance gives employees the opportunity to make a profound impact by minimizing risk and maximizing health for their clients. This type of empowerment, combined with an award-winning culture, helps attract and retain “rock star” employees who share the same vision for continued growth and success. The company recently opened a new office in the heart of downtown Chicago in support of its double digit annual organic growth rate over the past ten years.

Assurance adds this honor to a growing collection of corporate culture awards, which includes recent recognition by Business Insurance, who also ranked them first on their 2014 list of Best Places to Work in Insurance. The complete Chicago Tribune Top 100 workplaces list was published on Nov. 14 and is now available online. 

About Assurance

Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S.A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at assuranceagency.com