Industry Leaders Claim Family Forward ‘Firsts’ and Open the Door for More to Follow

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Innovators and industry leaders know that being “the first” at something takes a certain level of risk. Whether motivated by passion or prudence, we’re seeing businesses step up and try something new, leading their local industries by becoming the first Family Forward NC Certified employers in their industries. 

The fact is, good for families is good for business, and these local leaders know that by creating a family-friendly workplace, they’re supporting both their company and their community. 

In the past month, six employers have been certified as the first in their industry. 

Construction — The Christman Company is the first Family Forward NC Certified construction company with offices in Raleigh and Greensboro. Their dedication to employee safety and well-being stretches beyond their work sites and offices, with policies and practices that support their employees as parents and caregivers like predictable scheduling and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding workers.

Banking — Truliant Federal Credit Union is the first Family Forward NC Certified financial institution. Based in Winston-Salem, Truliant has certified their NC locations, validating the policies and programs they have in place to prioritize the health and well-being of more than 500 employees and their families. 

Education — Sandhills Community College is the first Family Forward NC Certified community college for their Pinehurst and Raeford campuses. Their commitment to creating a family-friendly workplace means they’re helping to build a strong future for students from the very beginning. 

Legal — Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is the first Family Forward NC Certified law firm. With certified offices in Wilmington, Raleigh, and Greensboro, Brooks Pierce is creating a family-friendly environment where their employees can thrive at work and outside of it. 

Architecture — STITCH Design Shop, based in Winston-Salem, is the first Family Forward NC Certified architectural firm. With just under 20 employees, this award-winning architectural and interior design firm is setting the standard for what it means to design a family-friendly workplace in the architecture and design industry.

Accounting — Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP is the first Family Forward NC Certified accounting firm. BRC offers a hybrid workplace, supports for pregnant and breastfeeding employees, and a strong health benefits package to employees at their offices in Greensboro, Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Dunn, and Wilmington.