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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Handmaker Phone: 847.463.7176 E-mail: shandmaker@assuranceagency.com ASSURANCE RANKED 2ND BEST PLACE TO WORK IN CHICAGO BY CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS

SCHAUMBURG,
IL
(April
12,
2011)
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Assurance Agency Ltd., located in Schaumburg, IL, was recently
named the 2nd Best Place to Work in Chicago according to the 2011 Crain’s Chicago Business ranking. This is the fourth consecutive year Assurance has finished in the top 10, climbing each year from number 9 up to number 2. In determining their rankings, Crain’s placed great emphasis on the degree to which employees feel involved and committed to their work, which they referred to as employee engagement. Key factors in engagement include open and transparent management, clear communication of company goals and obvious paths to promotions. Assurance has taken on many activities to build a strong work environment. Last year, “Eye of the Tiger” was chosen as the company’s annual theme where it helped employees strive for professional and personal wellness. With a life-sized Rocky cut-out traveling around the office and watching over them, employees worked hard to reach their professional and personal wellness goals. Physical is not the only type of wellness Assurance focuses on. An Assurance Green Team was developed to encourage employees to make the office a green environment. An annual communication campaign reminds employees to reduce, reuse and recycle materials and paper. Rewards are given out to employees who place “green ideas” in a suggestion box. All marketing materials are printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council meaning the paper is recycled and comes from well-managed forests. “Words cannot describe how honored we feel to be designated the 2nd Best Place to work by Crain’s Chicago Business. Maintaining our culture and environment where our employees enjoy coming to work each and every day is our greatest achievement,” says Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Lisa Pinion. For more details visit Crain's Chicago Business


About Assurance Assurance Agency, Ltd. is among the nation’s largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages. We offer expertise in all lines of business and personal insurance and employee benefit programs. Founded in 1961, we’re headquartered in Schaumburg, IL where our insurance professionals provide analysis, advice and service to thousands of clients. Assurance’s website address is www.assuranceagency.com. ###


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