In Chicago, a gossip-free public relations firm

At Empower Public Relations in Chicago, lunch is ordered in to the office every day; the coffee is Starbucks-quality; there’s a corner where employees can work off their frustrations by hitting a pillow with a bat; and a rule makes it clear that BlackBerrys get turned off at 5 p.m., according to the Chicago Sun-Times ’ Paige Wiser. Oh yeah, and crying is encouraged. “But what really sets Chicago’s Empower apart from other offices? It is a no-gossip zone,” Wiser said. Empower CEO S…

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