Business Smart: Sasser Restoration

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Sasser Restoration, based in Guilford County’s Whitsett, is there for its customers on their worst days — after disasters like hurricanes or fires — to clean and mitigate damage to homes and businesses. As a Family Forward NC Certified Employer,…

Business Smart: Conservation Trust for North Carolina

As one of our Family Forward NC Certified Employers, Conservation Trust for North Carolina is walking the walk by offering policies and practices that support the health and well-being of its employees, their children and their families while inspiring and…

Business Smart: Sasser Restoration

Sarah Cook, a supervisor at Sasser Restoration, has been a steady force for thousands of people at the moment when they need someone the most. Sasser Restoration, based in Whitsett, NC in Guilford County with offices in South Carolina, California…

Business Smart: Cabarrus County

In Cabarrus County, a public-private child care partnership is creating buzz as a new way to help solve the child care crisis within local communities. “We’re hoping others will see what we have done and model it.  During this child…

Business Smart: A Place at the Table

Choosing to have a career in the restaurant industry shouldn’t mean choosing to not have benefits. That’s the mindset of Maggie Kane, founder and executive director of the café A Place at the Table. “If we don’t start adding benefits in…

Business Smart: Redwoods Group

When Nate Searcy’s first child was born, Nate only had two weeks’ paid family leave. With his second, he had 12 weeks — which he says helped him immensely with his work-life balance and eased his wife’s transition back to…

Business Smart: Eastcut Sandwich Bar

Eastcut Sandwich Bar started as the brainchild of two guys from New York. Brad Bankos and Steve Wuench bring the art of the delicatessen sandwich to Durham in a comfortable and approachable way, and that welcoming, family-friendly environment extends to…

Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

Mom of two Jennifer Hensel says she’s thrilled about a new paid family and medical leave policy at the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, even though she had her babies—now five-years-old and 20-months-old—before the policy was in place.  Hensel was inspired…

City of Wilmington

Wilmington, NC offers visitors and residents a relaxing coastal vibe combined with the hustle and bustle of a historic downtown river district. Its charm, modern facilities, cuisine, arts and culture make Wilmington a popular destination. As an employer for over…

SoCa and kō-än

Sean Degnan is no stranger to activism. While in college studying English and theater, he attended so many protests on campus that he missed classes and wound up on academic probation. While this passion for advocacy may not have been…

Reidsville Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1914 by community business leaders, the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce challenges itself to continue to evolve and provide employees with family-forward benefits, with the understanding that salary alone in a small nonprofit is not enough to retain top…

Wells Insurance

Wells Insurance, a family-owned, fourth-generation insurance agency headquartered in North Carolina, is committed to serving the community and its employees with integrity, compassion, and expertise. Celebrating 100 years of service, Wells Insurance prides itself on being a family-run and privately-owned…

Marbles Kids Museum

In 2007, a new world of discovery opened its doors. Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh is a place and space designed to spark imagination, discovery and learning through play, as well as strengthen families and unite communities. That focus on…

Town of Wake Forest

Nestled on the outskirts of Raleigh, the Town of Wake Forest has an ever-growing population, including the number of workers the town employs. Currently, the Town has 280 full-time and 60 part-time employees. With the increase of employees over the…

Partnership for Children of Johnston County

One of the toughest transitions for many new parents is the time when they have to leave their new baby and resume work after maternity or paternity leave. With this transition comes the time and dedication in finding suitable child…

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool

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Location: Charlotte • Number of Employees: 27 Charlotte Bilingual Preschool does not have a problem retaining staff and teachers, says Executive Director Banu Valladares. That’s because the staff of this five-star licensed preschool—which prepares Spanish-speaking children for success in school…

Raydal Hospitality and Sabor Latin Street Grill

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Location: Charlotte • Number of Employees: 230 Raydal Hospitality LLC, managing company for Sabor Latin Street Grill, is constantly working on innovative ways to support its workforce and the community, says Miriam Espaillat, the company’s director of community engagement. Raydal,…

Person County

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Location: Roxboro • Number of Employees: 400 John Hill’s son Rollins Person County Manager Heidi York believes that when it comes to family-friendly workplaces, government can lead by example – especially in a smaller, tight-knit community. “Government has a role to…

Coastal Credit Union

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Location: Raleigh • Number of Employees: 525 across the state Kee Kee Whitley and family Kee Kee Whitley already had her hands full with three teenage children and a career in financial services when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in…