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Rasmussen, Inc. Named One Of Chicago's 101 Best And Brightest Companies To Work For

National Association for Business Resources Recognizes Educational Organization for Demonstrating Best Practices in Implementing and Developing Human Resources Initiatives

August 12, 2010

Erin Werthman
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CHICAGO, August 12, 2010 – Rasmussen, Inc. was recently named one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). The award was established to honor organizations that offer their employees the highest quality human resources initiatives. Rasmussen was honored along with the region’s other winners, which span a wide range of industries, including automotive, insurance, hospitality, communications, and more, at a luncheon on Monday, August 2, at the Oak Brook Marriott.

“The selection, recognition, and awarding of this year’s 101 companies allows NABR to showcase some of the area’s best practices in human resources,” NABR President Jennifer Kluge said. “Rasmussen, Inc., as well as our other honorees, has clearly demonstrated why it would be an ideal place for employees to work. Companies that capitalize on their greatest resource—their employees—know how to attract and retain top talent.”

To select the top 101 companies, an independent research firm evaluated each entry based on key measures in various categories. They included Communication, Community Initiatives, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Employee Education and Development, Employee Engagement and Commitment, Recognition and Retention, Recruitment and Selection, Small Business, and Work-Life Balance.

Rasmussen is a postsecondary educational services organization that offers degrees in fields of high demand through Rasmussen College and its network of 21 campus locations and its online education services provider, Deltak.

“The quality of our education and services is driven by the quality of our team,” Rasmussen, Inc. CEO Michael Locke said. “We are delighted to be named as of one Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, which recognizes the focus we have on providing an enriching and supportive working environment, giving our employees many opportunities for personal and professional growth.”

In addition to health, dental, vision, and life insurance, Rasmussen offers employees paid vacations and holidays, short- and long-term disability policies, and a 401(k) plan. The organization also offers generous tuition scholarships for employees and their immediate families looking to pursue undergraduate and/or graduate degrees.

For more information about the National Association for Business Resources and its 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For program, which is presented annually in four markets, including Chicago, Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Altanta, visit

Candidates interested in employment at Rasmussen may submit a resume or learn more about available opportunities at or by emailing

Based in Warren, Mich., the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) is a business organization of small to medium-size businesses, representing more than 20,000 members who employ more than 200,0000 persons nationally. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits, including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive, and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. Visit NABR online at

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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