Five Years in a Row Bel Brands USA Named One of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™

Chicago-based Bel Brands USA, makers of The Laughing Cow and Mini Babybel cheeses, has been named one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For for the 5th year in a row.

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Bel Brands USA, home of The Laughing Cow and Mini Babybel

"We are proud that Bel Brands USA continues to be recognized as a great place to work," Lance Chambers, President and CEO

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2013

Bel Brands USA has once again been named one of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™” by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR). This marks the fifth year in a row that Bel Brands USA has been recognized as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

Bel Brands USA manufactures and markets The Laughing Cow® cheese wedges and Mini Babybel® – America’s #1 branded snacking cheese, as well as Boursin®, Merkts®, Kaukauna®, Wispride®, Price’s® Pimento Spread and other natural and gourmet cheese spreads.

“We are proud that Bel Brands USA continues to be recognized as a great place to work. We’re a growing company and we strive to offer employees here in Chicago, and at all of our locations, competitive rewards and a challenging and enriching career experience,” said Lance Chambers, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Consumers are passionate about our brands like Mini Babybel and The Laughing Cow. We want to create an employment experience where employees feel that same level of excitement and enjoyment in their work,” Chambers adds.

An independent research firm evaluates each company's entry based on key measures in various categories. These 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.

Bel Brands USA has 750 employees in the U.S and is a subsidiary of Paris-based Fromageries Bel, a world leader in branded cheese.

The company operates two U.S. manufacturing plants located in Little Chute, Wis. and Leitchfield, Ky. The Little Chute facility was recently named the 2013 Dairy Plant of the Year by Dairy Foods Magazine. Bel is constructing a third manufacturing facility in Brookings, SD, which is scheduled to open in July 2014. The new facility will employ an estimated 275 employees.

About Bel Brands
Bel Brands USA, Inc. manufactures and markets branded cheeses, including The Laughing Cow® cheese wedges and Mini Babybel® – America’s #1 branded snacking cheese; as well as Boursin®, Kaukauna®, WisPride®, Merkts®, Owls Nest®, and Price*s® natural and gourmet cheese spreads. The mission of Bel Brands USA is “To delight people with a great tasting, unique cheese experience that fits their lifestyle. Bel Brands USA is proud to be recognized from 2009-2013 as one of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™” by the National Association of Business Resources and as a 2013 Gold Fit-Friendly Workplace by the American Heart Association. Visit http://www.belbrandsusa.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Belbrandsusa.

About the National Association of Business Resources
The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. NABR specializes in providing businesses the benefits, programs, services, and assistance required to operate as efficiently and successfully as possible. Best practice solutions are available to members in the areas of human resources, healthcare, legal, transaction, and compliance, marketing, and office services. For more information about NABR and its offerings, please visit http://www.nationalbiz.org.