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Nominations are now being accepted from area businesses for the Family Friendly Business Awards which acknowledges those employers who have workplace policies and programs that assist employees and their families. For the past 18 years, the event has been conducted by the Naples Alliance For Children (NAFC); however, starting this year, it will be directed by Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR). Winners will be awarded and all applicants with family-friendly business practices will be recognized at the breakfast slated for Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Hilton Naples. Three levels of event sponsorships are available. Cost is $35 per person. To purchase tickets visit eventbrite.com. For more information about the Family Friendly Business Awards or sponsorships, call CCCR at 239-643-3908.
Any individual can nominate a business for the award by visiting www.collierchildcare.org or by contacting Tiffany Cawley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those businesses which have been nominated will be notified and provided an application. The categories include awards for small to medium-sized businesses (1-49 employees); and large (50+ employees).
CCCR’s Executive Director Niccole Howard, said, “Companies in our community, regardless of size, that demonstrate a family-friendly environment, are encouraged to apply. The purpose of the event is to shine the spotlight on those companies that recognize the importance of balancing work and home life. Trying to maintain that balance can be very challenging and stressful when you have family demands and workplace obligations. Many companies today desire a win-win situation in which they help people generate their best work, attract and retain top talent, while allowing employees greater flexibility and support.”
Kathy Sparrow, Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Arthrex, winner of the 2016 Family Friendly Business Employer of the Year Award, said, “As one of the largest private employers in Collier County, Arthrex is proud of its family business culture and believes that maintaining a healthy work life balance is essential. We continually develop programs and options to help employees manage their personal and professional responsibilities and priorities. We also facilitate opportunities for employees to enjoy the time they have with their families. This creates an extraordinary, family-friendly work environment and high employee satisfaction.”
The Naples Alliance for Children (NAFC), whose mission was to plug gaps in services to children and to provide networking opportunities and educational programs to improve the well-being of local children, was dissolved last year after 30 years of advocacy for the children in the community. CCCR is honored to carry on NAFC’s legacy in honoring those businesses that support family friendly business practices.