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Jan 21

Chamber Members Contributing to Chicago's Next Generation of Leadership

Chamber Member Brill Street + Company Announces the 2012 Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago

CHICAGO — Chamber member Brill Street + Company recently announced the 2012 Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago, a list that includes several prominent members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and companies from all industries and of all sizes.

“The companies we recognize with the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent have already created a culture where Gen Y can thrive,” said Kevin C. Carlson, Brill Street + Company CEO. “By taking key lessons from these companies, every employer has the opportunity to be a great employer for Gen Y, and for all Chicagoans.”

As an organization that stresses the importance of the Gen Y workforce to the future of the region, the Chicagoland Chamber is proud to congratulate its members that are included on the list for investing in the business leaders of the future: Enova, The SAVO Group, Weber Shandwick, Deloitte, True Partners Consulting LLC, Ifbyphone, Sikich LLP, Orbit Media Studios, and Hyatt.

“The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce congratulates all of our member companies recently named amongst the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago,” stated Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jerry Roper. “Like most communities, we recognize the importance of attracting and retaining the next generation of workforce talent for our region. Companies that provide professional development opportunities, benefits, perks, and an environment and culture attractive to Gen Y workers will help continue to make Chicagoland a top destination for young, educated, and talented workers. We applaud Brill Street + Company for recognizing the top workplaces in Chicago for Generation Y, and we look forward to hearing about many future successes from each of these notable companies.”

Gen Y, which was defined as employees between 18 and 29 years old for these awards, is better thought of as a new perspective. The Gen Y perspective is purpose-driven, social and tech-savvy. Most importantly, Gen Y is looking for a job which challenges them to grow and an employer who trusts and respects them. Since 2009, Brill Street has been ranking the top employers for Gen Y emerging talent.

“Gen Y is uniquely positioned to step in, step up and offer new capabilities for employers. With the Top 50, we recognize those companies that offer a place for Gen Y to thrive,” says Kevin C. Carlson.

With this in mind, the Chicagoland Chamber kicked off its new “Emerging Leaders Group” in January of last year. The group consists of individuals 35 years of age and younger and was created because the Chamber recognizes that our business community must bring together the next generation of executives so they have a means to gather, network and obtain mentoring from some of Chicago’s current business leaders.

To read about the companies on the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago, please visit Below is the full list:

1. Enova
2. Zocalo Group
3. The SAVO Group
4. Load Delivered Logistics
5. BigMachines, Inc.
6. Weber Shandwick
7. West Monroe Partners
8. Assurance
9. Red Frog Events
10. SWC Technology Partners
11. Vodori, Inc.
12. Deloitte
13. Echo Global Logisitcs
14. Braintree
15. Fruition Partners
16. MSDSonline, Inc.
17. Walker Sands Communications
18. Sonoma Partners LLC
19. True Partners Consulting, LLC
20. Be Found Online
21. Sandstorm Design Inc.
22. Adage Technologies
23. Acquity Group
24. Burwood Group, Inc.
25. Trustwave
26. Spartz Media, Inc
27. Ifbyphone
28. HealthScape Advisors, LLC
29. American Transport Group, LLC
30. DevBridge, Inc.
31. AFN, LLC
32. InContext Solutions, Inc.
33. YouSwoop
34. Performics
35. Sikich LLP
36. Shiftgig
37. Orbit Media Studios
38. Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide
39. Transportation Solutions Enterprises, LLC
40. NCSA Athletic Recruiting
41. SThree Group
42. The Kenrich Group, LLC
43. Total Quality Logistics
44. ServerCentral
45. rEvolution
46. Content That Works
47. SurePayroll, Inc
48. Hyatt
49. Leapfrog Online
50. Prominence Advisors, Inc

At Brill Street + Company, we see talent differently. Founded in and focused on Chicago, Brill Street + Company connects emerging professionals with companies, helping Gen Y find meaningful work. Brill Street + Company provides clients with advisory services, sourcing resources and contingent labor options, all with the Gen Y perspective in mind. For more information about Brill Street + Company, please visit Follow Brill Street on Twitter @brill_street.




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