CARE Awards

Recognizing outstanding companies proactively making Northern Virginia a better place for everyone to work, live and play

For more than 25 years, the CARE Awards have recognized outstanding companies proactively making Northern Virginia a better place for everyone to work, live and play.

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!

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The CARE Awards commend outstanding culture and employee engagement strategies, including innovative and sustained corporate social responsibility, to create best places to work across our region. Awards are presented by NVFS and are a natural extension of NVFS’ mission to strengthen Northern Virginia families and the community as a whole, given the mutual importance of work and family.

This year’s esteemed panel spotlighted impactful community engagement strategies developed by CARE-winning companies that align values with purpose, and increase corporate productivity, employee pride and engagement.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Mike Neibauer

Michael Neibauer
Associate Editor
Washington Business Journal

PanelistCharles Kuhn

Charles Kuhn
President & CEO
JK Moving Services

Sheila Murphy

Sheila Murphy
Founder & Partner
FlexProfessionals, LLC

Darcy Smith

Darcy Smith
Senior Vice President of Team Development
Custom Ink

25 Years of CARE Awards

CARE’s Importance and Benefits

Leaders from winning companies share the impact of the CARE Awards over the past 25 years and what they expect to see in the years ahead

“The CARE Awards is one of the most important programs Custom Ink participates in because the application process forces our company to thoroughly analyze what we offer, how well we do it and, most importantly, its actual value to our team.” — Marc Katz, CEO of Custom Ink

CARE Awards: Your Need to Know

CARE Awards 101

Stephanie Berkowitz and George Lane speak to the importance of NVFS’ CARE Awards and the impact since 1992.

Highlighting Corporate Social Responsibility

New in 2018: As corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an effective tool for increasing employee engagement, productivity and workplace wellness, it has become a key pillar of CARE-ing companies. The CARE Awards process will place an increased emphasis on creating a stronger Northern Virginia community through community engagement and CSR.

In November 2017, NVFS’ CARE Awards celebrated 25 years of honoring responsive employers and their influence on the changing dynamic of the Northern Virginia workforce. To commemorate this banner anniversary year, NVFS hosted a special panel of industry leaders to inspire business and workplace evolution in the years ahead. Learn more about the history of the CARE Award here.