Family Friendly Business Awards
The Family Friendly Business Award is given out to businesses who are nominated for their efforts in making the community a better place for children and families. Efforts could include volunteering employees, montery or service donations, or a child/family friendly environment. Anyone in the community can nominate a business from Alpena, Montmorency, or Alcona counties. Nominations are recieved and read by the Great Start Collaborative's Steering Committee quarterly. The Steering Committee then votes for one of the nominations. If you would like to nomiate a business, please fill out the form below and submit.
2017 1st Quarter Family Friendly Business Award
In January, Cliff Anschuetz was awarded the Family Friendly Business Award for it's monetary support in the Great Start Collaborative's Shoe Palooza program. Not only did they support the program monetarily, but they also went out and purchased shoes themselves. This is the second year in a row that Cliff Anschuetz donated. They also donated hats and mittens to Besser Elementary students before our hard Michigan winter hit. Thank you Cliff Anschuetz for supporting our community!
2017 2nd Quarter Family Friendly Business Award
In May, Dr. Keskimaki's office was awarded the Family Friendly Business Award for their outstanding customer service towards young children. They help take the ease out of what can be a scary appointment for children. They also offer activities in the waiting room. The office also sends out staff to schools to help educate young children on the importance of dental hygiene.