SOURCE: Schawk, Inc.

July 18, 2007 11:00 ET

Schawk Named One of Chicago's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" for Third Consecutive Year

Latest Honor Marks Twelfth Best Company Award in Seven Years

DES PLAINES, IL--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK), one of the world's leading providers of knowledge-based brand image management solutions to Fortune 500 companies, announced today that its Chicago-based operations have been named one of Chicago's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR) for the third consecutive year. Schawk's Western Michigan metro area operations were honored by the same group earlier this year.

Winners of the "101 Best and Brightest" awards are companies that are cited by the NABR as working with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices in human resource management. This distinction is bestowed by the NABR in honor of a company's recognition of their employees as their greatest asset. "Talented employees are a limited resource that smart companies appreciate," notes the Association.

Companies vying for the honor are evaluated in the following nine categories by an independent research firm: communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, recruitment and selection, and work-life balance. Winning companies are recognized by the NABR as having demonstrated their commitment to breakthrough human resources initiatives.

"Today's organizations are increasingly challenged to 'think different' in their approach to attracting and retaining top talent," noted Jennifer Erfurth, global vice president of Human Resources for Schawk, Inc. "We are in the process of implementing a new commuter transit initiative that will benefit employees by saving them money and allowing them to help protect our environment on a daily basis."

"The sustainability of the talent base across our organization is one of our top goals," said David A. Schawk, president and chief executive officer. "We realize that the knowledge and creativity within every one of our employees must be leveraged to take our company to the next level."

This award marks the twelfth time in the last seven years that Schawk has been recognized with a "Best Company" distinction. Other awards include:

2007 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago
     (National Association of Business Resources)

     101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in Western Michigan
     (National Association of Business Resources)

2006 Forbes Best Small Company
     101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago
     (National Association ofBusiness Resources)
     Best Workplace in America (Printing Industry of America)

2005 Forbes Best Small Company
     Business Week Best Small Company
     Best of the Best Workplace in the Americas
     (Printing Industry of America)
     101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago
     (National Association of Business Resources)

2004 Forbes Best Small Company

2003 Best Workplace in America (Printing Industry of America)

2001 Best Workplace in America (Printing Industry of America)
Some of the other companies named to this year's "101 Best and Brightest" list are: GE Healthcare Financial Services, Ernst & Young, Getty Images, Verizon Wireless and Morningstar, Inc.

Schawk, Inc., headquartered in suburban Chicago, is a leading supplier of visual brand services, including brand consulting and design and an array of digitally based workflow solutions, all aimed at bringing enhanced value to its clients. Schawk provides these advanced services for the food, beverage, and consumer products packaging, point of sale, and advertising and retail markets. For more information about Schawk, visit and

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. NABR specializes in providing businesses the benefits, programs, services, and assistance required to operate as efficiently and successfully as possible. Best practice solutions are available to members in the areas of human resources, healthcare, legal, transaction, compliance, marketing, and office services. For more information about NABR and its offerings, please visit

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