SOURCE: Two Degrees

June 25, 2008 09:00 ET

Two Degrees Named One of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

National Association for Business Resources Honors Two Degrees as a Great Place to Work

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - Two Degrees, a national accounting and finance professional services firm, today announced that it has been selected one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2008. The award, presented by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) recognizes companies with exceptional commitment to innovative human resource initiatives that positively benefit employees.

Two Degrees, which is best known for its Principal Associates (PA) practice, has experienced rapid growth in the last few years and continues to set itself apart by offering a workplace unlike any other -- in which business is about people. Two Degrees provides its associates with the opportunity to pursue passions outside of work, enables them to find project work close to home, and rewards outstanding performance. Its strongest differentiator is its outstanding company culture which serves as its foundation for attracting and retaining top-notch talent.

"At Two Degrees, we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of our business -- the driver's behind our success," said Kerry Heiple, Chicago managing director for Two Degrees. "Being selected as Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For further validates our commitment to our employees; and that our unique culture and approach to work-life have contributed to the overall success of our organization."

"Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest companies have a real commitment and dedication to their employees," said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president. "The best practices and innovative human resource initiatives that were demonstrated should inspire others to look for new ways recognize employees as their greatest assets. The NABR is proud to serve as a catalyst for high standards in human resources and to recognize companies that achieve success."

Finance and accounting has become more complex over the last few years with growing challenges in areas like international accounting, SEC reporting, process improvement and more. The availability of knowledgeable people has not kept pace. Two Degrees prides itself upon providing the most experienced, most available and most technically-savvy professional individuals, who are also rewarded and recognized for their contributions.

About Two Degrees

Two Degrees (www.twodegrees.com), is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the U.S., providing veteran professionals and recruiters to address specific finance and accounting needs for large and mid-sized enterprises. Leveraging strong personal relationships in the business community, Two Degrees helps clients tackle complex accounting and finance projects and fill interim roles within their organizations. Founded in 1993, Two Degrees works with clients including Microsoft, AT&T, Expedia, Home Depot, Intel, Kimberly-Clark, Morgan Stanley and other Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. Headquartered in Seattle, Two Degrees has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix and Portland.

About National Association for Business Resources (NABR)

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 www.nationalbiz.org or call 1-866-321-1822.

About Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is sponsored by the NABR. Winners are chosen by an independent research firm and evaluated in the following categories: communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, recruitment and selection, work-life balance and small business. The 2008 winning companies have demonstrated exceptional commitment to innovative human resource initiatives that positively benefit their employees. Award recipients will join other winners at an August 4 awards ceremony at the Oak Brook Marriott Hotel in Oak Brook, Ill. to celebrate their achievement. The Top 11 Elite Businesses of 2008 will be revealed at the ceremony.

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