Top 3 Best Places to Work In Illinois, 2022

Oakbrook Terrace, IL  – May 11, 2022 – The Salem Group, a leading staffing firm, announced today that they have been named the #2 Best Place to Work In IL, 2022 in the Small Companies category. The Daily Herald Business Ledger recognized 80 companies in 3 categories of competition during this year’s Best Places to Work in Illinois Recognition & Ranking Reveal Event, sponsored by Signature Bank. The awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by The Daily Herald Suburban Business.

Now, with the race for talent more competitive than ever, this achievement means even more than a year ago. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of our great group of employees,” said Dori Lorenz, President and CEO of The Salem Group. “As we continue to raise the bar, our team continues to rise to the challenge, and we truly believe that our amazing clients and talented assignment employees deserve to work with the best in the business.

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, workforce, and businesses. The 2022 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is made up of 46 companies in the small employer category (15-99 U.S. employees), 19 companies in the medium employer category (100-499 U.S. employees), and 15 companies in the large employer category (500 or more U.S. employees). The Salem Group has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois in the small employer category.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  •      ✓   Have at least 15 employees working in Illinois;
  •      ✓   Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  •      ✓   Be a publicly or privately held business;
  •      ✓   Have a facility in the state of Illinois; and
  •      ✓   Be in business a minimum of one year.

Honorees and their rankings are:


2022 Best Places to Work in Illinois

Small Employer Category Medium Employer Category Large Employer Category
1) Radio Flyer Inc 1) Performance Services 1) Link Logistics Real Estate
2) The Salem Group  2) LaSalle Network 2) Edward Jones
3) Fairhaven Wealth Management 3) CompTIA 3) Ryan, LLC
4) BDF LLC 4) PKF Mueller 4) Pariveda
5) TransTech IT Staffing – A Mitchel Martin Company 5) Hanson Professional Services 5) Horizon Therapeutics
6) Lextech Global Services 6) Porte Brown LLC 6) Compeer Financial
7) Mowery & Schoenfeld, LLC 7) Sterling Federal Bank 7) CSI
8) Paragon Micro Inc 8) Level 10 8) Total Quality Logistics
9) Adage Technologies 9) Omron Automation Americas 9) Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)
10) Farmers State Bank 10) Home State Bank NA 10) WestPoint Financial Group
11) Rockford Muytual Insurance Company 11) OSG USA, Inc 11) Burns & McDonnell
12) Pulse Technology 12) Ntiva, Inc 12) Busey Bank
13) Sundog 13) Forum Extended Care Services 13) Littelfuse, Inc
14) Meitheal Pharmaceuticals 14) Wabash General Hospital District 14) Impact Networking, LLC
15) GForce Life Sciences 15) Domino Amjet Inc 15) UGN, Inc
16) Integritas Emergency Providers 16) Dieterich Bank  
17) Network It Easy, Inc 17) Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical Services  
18) Hanson Faso Sales & Marketing, Inc 18) MNJ Technologies  
19) Edlong 19) Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc  
20) Resource Brokerage    
21) KRD, Ltd    
22) Upfront    
23) Action Health    
24) Anritsu Infivis Inc    
25) IOR Global Services    
26) Prefered Communication Systems    
27) Capstone Financial Advisors, Inc    
28) Optimal Design    
29) Clearwater Capital Partners    
30) Apex CPAs & Consultants    
31) Weiss & Company LLP    
32) American Bottoms    
33) TI-Trust, Inc    
34) Synergy Builders Inc    
35) BCD    
36) Magnitech, Inc    
37) Systemax    
38) MichaelSilver    
39) CDH, P.C.    
40) Kelleher + Holland, LLC    
41) CJBS LLC    
42) VMS    
43) Andromeda Technology Solutions    
44) R.J. Augustine & Associates, CPA’s    
46) Ion Exhibits    

Thank you to The Daily Herald Suburban Business and Best Companies Group for organizing the event. It is an honor to rank so highly amongst so many great companies in Illinois!

The Salem Group, alongside the other 2022 Best Places to Work in Illinois, will be profiled in a special publication by The Daily Herald Suburban Business on June 26, 2022.  For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit