The deadline for Collier County businesses to apply for a Family Friendly Business Award is September 14th. Any business that offers benefits that assist employees with families, such as flex time, health insurance, or employee-sponsored childcare may be eligible for the designation. The public can also nominate a business online before September 4th, by visiting www.collierchildcare.org. All applicants with family-friendly business practices will be recognized at a breakfast slated for Tuesday, October 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are $35.00 per person. To purchase tickets, call 239-643-3908 or visit http://collierchildcare.org/2018-family-friendly-business-awards/.
Among the winners, two Employer of the Year recipients will be chosen in the following categories: small-medium business (1-49 employees), and large business (50+ employees). Employer of the Year Awards recognize companies that model best practices and innovation in the effort to support work/life balance for employees with families.
Event sponsorships are available starting at only $200. A $200 event sponsorship includes a vendor table, two tickets, and the opportunity to include the sponsor’s promotional items in the event swag bags. For more information about the Family Friendly Business Awards and other sponsorship levels, call Collier Child Care Resources at 239-643-3908 or email JoAnn Lawrence at JoannL@collierchildcare.org.
CCCR’s Executive Director, Nicole Howard, says, “A growing number of businesses are developing family-friendly policies to reduce friction between family responsibilities and work demands. They look for ways to support work/life balance, which helps employees produce their best work. Ultimately, these policies help companies attract and retain top talent.”