Schaumburg, Ill., (Nov. 13, 2017) – Assurance – a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage – has been recognized as one of Chicago’s most dynamic and supportive local businesses in Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2017 list. All winners were honored during the Top Workplaces annual award ceremony held at Soldier Field’s exclusive United Club on Thursday, Nov. 9.

The Top Workplaces 2017 event was emceed by the host of storytelling podcast Backseat Rider, Anthony Ponce, and featured Chicago Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts as keynote speaker. The event also served as a launch party for the Top Workplaces Special Edition magazine, which was published in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, Nov. 10.

Companies were selected by employee surveys conducted by Energage, formerly WorkplaceDynamics, that measured key qualities such as company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. Assurance was honored at number five on the list in the medium category (250-999 employees).

“Part of the overarching philosophy for great workplace culture, in addition to appreciation and authentic leadership, is making sure each employee has a career plan for themselves. If your employee understands how they can advance and contribute to the overall growth and success of the organization, they don’t need to look elsewhere to do it,” said Steven Handmaker CMO of Assurance. He continued, “We’re honored to be continuously recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a top workplace.”

About Assurance
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. Visit Assurance at

About Tribune Events Group
Tribune Events Group creates opportunities for brands to connect face-to-face with their consumers through exciting and unique events. Each Tribune Events Group experience is created to specifically fit each brand’s marketing needs, in addition to creating opportunities to engage, entertain and influence Chicagoans.

About Chicago Tribune Media Group
Chicago Tribune Media Group is a diversified media, marketing and advertising solutions company dedicated to serving communities across Chicagoland for over 175 years. CTMG’s portfolio includes Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune, six daily suburban publications, including the Daily Southtown, Post-Tribune, The Beacon-News, Naperville Sun, The Courier-News, Lake County News-Sun, and over 30 weekly community publications. Additional CTMG brands include Spanish-language publication, Hoy; food and entertainment tabloid RedEye; and Chicago Magazine. CTMG is also made up of various products and services including Tribune Events Group, Tribune Content Agency, and Motiv8.