NVFS Celebrates 16 Great Places to Work Through CARE Awards

(Oakton, Va. – Sept. 22, 2016)  For 24 years, the Companies As Responsive Employers (CARE) Awards have provided insight into employees and programs, offered a forum for innovative thinking and driven strategic changes in the workplace. This year’s CARE Awards Breakfast will honor that legacy and continue to shine a light on those companies that best exemplify what it means to be a best place to work.

The event, presented by Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), will honor 16 local companies with outstanding employee engagement and culture, progressive family-friendly policies and deep community impact:

  • AMERICAN SYSTEMS: federal defense contractor located in Chantilly
  • Business Benefits Group: business benefits broker located in Fairfax
  • Cassaday & Company, Inc.: financial planning firm located in McLean
  • Consumer Technology Association: technology standards organization located in Arlington
  • CustomInk: t-shirt design company located in Fairfax
  • Dimension Data: information and communications technology provider located in Reston
  • Evans Incorporated: technology management consulting firm located in Falls Church
  • FMP Consulting: management and strategic consulting firm located in Alexandria
  •  Knight Point Systems, LLC: information technology consulting firm located in Reston
  • Merritt Group: marketing and communications firm located in McLean
  • Monument Wealth Management: independent wealth management firm located in Alexandria
  • National Rural Electronic Cooperative Association: electric cooperative representative organization located in Arlington
  • NetImpact Strategies, Inc.: information technology and management consulting firm located in Vienna
  • Towne Park: valet parking service provider with multiple locations in the D.C. area
  • United States Tennis Association – Mid-Atlantic: nonprofit to promote tennis located in Reston
  • Ventera Corporation: software engineering and management consulting firm located in Reston

Winning companies are selected based on their performance in the categories of flexible work arrangements, dependent care, work/family stress management, and benefits and community involvement.

“CARE Award winners understand the true value of their employees, and take great strides to nurture and develop them through their policies, their culture and their overall business practices,” shares Stephanie Berkowitz, president and CEO at Northern Virginia Family Service. “The end result is not only creating a great place to work, but a community that fosters growth from the inside out. We continue to be impressed by the innovation and passion showcased by these business leaders for their employees, their company and their local community.”

Awards will be presented to these companies at the 24th Annual CARE Awards Breakfast, held this year on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park. In addition to breakfast, the event includes the opportunity to hear from local executives on family-friendly workplace policies. Information on attending or sponsoring is available at nvfs.org/careawards.