By: Sharon Aron Baron
It’s Economic Development Week in honor of businesses located within the municipal boundaries of Coral Springs.
According to the city, the following businesses’ have committed to the financial vitality of the city.
“Our city’s growth reflects exceptional businesses impacting our community,” said Kristi Bartlett, Director of Economic Development.
“We are a premier city with premier business partners – and through this business recognition program, we honor those companies for their contributions.”
2020 Business Excellence Award Winners are selected based on six categories: Company to Watch Award, Legacy Award, Small Company Award (Under 49 employees), Large Company Award (Over 50 employees), Heart of the Community Award, and Commissioner Award.
The following six Coral Springs businesses were selected to receive the Business Excellence Award, in the following categories:
eReceivables – Company to Watch – eReceivables is a partner to healthcare organizations for processing medical appeals. Headquartered in Coral Springs since 2016, the 36-employee company prides itself on outstanding customer service. Its innovative and patented automated appeals process allows the company to offer a powerful solution for recovering third party payments.
Oma’s Garden– Legacy Award – Oma’s Garden has provided its business in the City of Coral Springs for the last 30 years. Owner Diana Farrar promised her grandmother that she would take care of her gardens after she passed – Farrar opened the shop instead. She has built relationships with her customers over the years and seen families through births, proms, weddings, and other major life milestones. Employing four people and working with local high school ESE programs, Oma’s Garden has seen a 10 percent growth year-over-year.
24by7 Security – Small Company Award – Founded by Rema Deo in 2013, 24by7 Security provides cybersecurity and compliance for highly regulated businesses. The diverse staff of 16 offer services, including breach environment simulation, cyber client certification, and cyber advice training to small and midsize companies – services that have delivered 25% growth over the past year. This Small Company Award winner has won multiple awards from Info Security Guide and CEO World Awards. 24by7 Security is guided by the key values of passion, accountability, good teamwork, integrity, and responsiveness. The company is a strong supporter of professional development and believes in taking the time to hire the right person with the right character.
United Medco – Large Company Award – United Medco Pharmaceuticals is a distributor and wholesaler of over the counter medicines and products. The 120 company employees are located in the state-of-the-art facility in Coral Springs Corporate Park. The company plans to open a second facility in Coral Springs to accommodate an additional 100 employees. This fast-growing company is committed to providing cost-effective, quality products, and exceptional customer service to its nationwide customers.
Lady and the Mug – Heart of the Community Award – Owned and operated by Aimee Tart, Lady, and the Mug is a local coffee shop committed to changing lives one mug at a time. In 2019, $9,000 were raised and used on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. for 22 veterans through various charitable events, like Mugsgiving and Santa Claus Bus for a Cause, held on location through the owner’s nonprofit organization, Tartes Hearts. Proceeds raised from Coffee of the Month go to multiple nonprofits throughout the year. Lady and the Mug is a business focused on having a sense of purpose rather than being distracted by profit.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital – Commissioner Award – The largest provider of pediatric care in Broward and Palm Beach counties and highest-ranking orthopedic program in the state, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital opened its Coral Springs facility in 2011. The facility has doubled its rehab program in response to the needs of the community and has a contract to provide trainers to 29 schools in the County. The hospital offers services involving general surgery, audiology, pulmonology, ENT, and delivers 54% of the babies in Broward County. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital believes its duty is to advocate on behalf of the children; its design is driven by direct parent and patient feedback, and as a sponsor to local events, the hospital believes community involvement is key to its success.
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