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Awards Virtual Event

Thanks to all who attended!


Wednesday, April 28, 2021
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Virtual Event

This event will honor the businesses in New Mexico that qualify for the Family Friendly Business Award® and recognize those businesses on the path to creating a family friendly workplace. Join us as we honor and recognize the New Mexico Family Friendly Business Awardees for 2021!

Family Friendly New Mexico: Stimulating New Mexico’s Economy by Helping Businesses Attract Loyal and Qualified Employees

Event Registration is closed. All awardees can still order their award plaque.

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View Mad Libs
Read Poem

Sandia Golf Club

Thursday April, 18th 2019

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

(30 Rainbow Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113)

This event will honor the businesses in New Mexico that qualify for the Family Friendly Business Award and recognize those businesses on the path to creating a family-friendly workplace. Join us and a panel of experts as we honor and recognize the New Mexico Family Friendly Business Awardees for 2019!

FAMILY FRIENDLY New Mexico: Stimulating New Mexico’s Economy by Helping Businesses Attract Loyal and Qualified Employees

To ensure the safety of our community as we operate under COVID-19 restrictions, our team has decided to host a virtual rather than in-person event recognizing our awardees this year. We will be providing an engaging virtual experience that will amplify the recognition of our awardees and sponsors throughout the year.

All ticket holders will receive

Award Plaque

All businesses will receive a physical award plaque.
 

 

Delivered or shipped to your business.

Swag Box

Official swag bag with goodies from event sponsors.
 

 

Delivered or shipped to your business.

Program

Printed program included in swag bag.
 

 

Delivered or shipped to your business.

Performance

Poet performance by Hakim Bellamy and Anna Martinez
 

 

Distinguished poets Hakim Bellamy and Anna Martinez will be creating an interactive live poet performance

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Social Media

Special content including messages from leaders in the community.

 

Content announced on the FFNM Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Lunch

Gift certificate to purchase lunch to enjoy during event.
 

 

Details will be announced before the event.

Family Friendly Mad Libs

 

 

View all the Mad Lib submissions from our live event. Also create one on your own!

View Mad Libs

Community Poem

 

 

Read the Community Sourced Poem created live at the Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon.

View Poem

Virtual Event

Facebook Live Events will be held to honor awardees and share featured speakers. Featuring FFNM sponsor videos and promoting the offerings for ticket holders and sponsors throughout the year.

June 11, 2020 – Facebook Virtual Event Launch

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Thanks to all those who joined our Facebook Live event held on Thursday June 11th. This was the launch of our virtual experience and included updates on how we are supporting and recognizing 2020 event sponsor and ticket holders.

Featuring:

  • FFNM Team
  • Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver – Welcome video
  • Senator Rue – Congrats video
  • Mayor Keller & First Lady Elizabeth Kistin Keller – Congrats video
  • Amanda Armenta, BLC Member, featured speaker, live on Zoom
  • Presentation (Program Highlights, 5- and 6-year awardees recognized, ticket-holder Awardees named)

June 18, 2020

View Live Video

Special guest message from Bill McCamley, Cabinet Secretary for Department of Workforce Solutions.

Featuring:

  • FFNM Team
  • Bill McCamley, Cabinet Secretary for Department of Workforce Solutions

    June 25, 2020

    View Live VideoView Blog Post

    Spotlight of Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating & Cooling sharing stories of the impact of family friendly policies in their business.

    Featuring:

    • FFNM Team & CEO Thanks
    • Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Sponsor Video

    July 2, 2020

    View Live VideoView Blog Post

    Featuring:

    • FFNM Team & CEO Thanks
    • US Eagle Sponsor Video

    July 9, 2020

    View Live VideoView Blog Post

    Featuring:

    • FFNM Team & CEO Thanks
    • EXHIB-IT! Sponsor Video

    Don’t have a ticket?

    There is still time to purchase tickets and receive all of these benefits!

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    Special Guest Poets

    Family Friendly New Mexico is thrilled to announce our special guest poets Hakim Bellamy and Anna C. Martinez. Hakim and Anna are distinguished performance poets in New Mexico. They will be creating an interactive live performance during our Fifth Annual Awards Luncheon Event.

    Hakim Bellamy

    Before being tapped by Mayor Keller to serve as the Deputy Director of the Cultural Services Department, Hakim Bellamy was the Inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Albuquerque...

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    Anna C. Martinez

    Anna C. Martinez is a local civil rights attorney, performance poet, mother and grandmother raised in Española, NM. First published in 2014 in La Palabra...

    Learn More

    Thank you

    Thank you to our event committee.

    • Karl Brotton, HR Services Manager, TLC Plumbing & Utility
    • Ariel Jaramillo, HR Director, HB Construction
    • Kelly Roepke-Orth, CEO, AGC New Mexico
    • Alexandra Schexnayder, Director, Marketing and Communications, Sutin, Thayer & Browne Lawyers
    • Laura Smith, Marketing Assistant, Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling, Inc.
    • Kat Soto, Program Director, AGC New Mexico

    Hakim and Anna created a community sourced poem live at the Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon.

    Read the Poem

    Sponsored by

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    Sunny505  •  Rio Grande Credit Union
    New Mexico Health Care Association/New Mexico Center for Assisted Living

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    Media Sponsors

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    Download

    Your Custom Business Award Video

    Each of these businesses has received 2020 recognition for family friendly policies. Those highlighted have purchased tickets to our Fourth Annual Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon. Click on your business name to download your customized award video for your own marketing.

    Haven’t purchased a ticket yet? Purchase now and receive this video as well as physical award plaque and all other benefits mentioned above.

    Platinum

    Gold

    Silver & Bronze

    Become a Sponsor

    Copper: $1,000

    A $1,000 investment in Family Friendly New Mexico Copper level event sponsorship includes the following for our annual NM Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon. Our Copper level sponsorship provides your organization the following:

    • 2 Tickets to the Virtual Luncheon Event
    • 10 Tickets to CEU Accredited Virtual Workshops
    • 15-second video Featured During Virtual Luncheon Event
    • Social Media Recognition

    Bronze: $2,500

    With a $2500 investment, your organization can help Family Friendly New Mexico continue its outreach activities to businesses throughout New Mexico. Our Bronze level sponsorship will provide your organization with the following:

    • 10 Tickets to the Virtual Luncheon Event
    • 10 Tickets to CEU Accredited Virtual Workshops
    • 15-second video Featured During Virtual Luncheon Event
    • Social Media Recognition
    • Sponsor (Logo) Recognition in Printed Program (sent to all ticket holders)
    • Sponsor Swag Item to be Included in Swag Box (sent to all ticket holders)
    • Listed as a Resource on FFNM Website
    • Special Thanks from Founder & CEO during Family Friendly Business Awards Virtual Luncheon Event
    • Sponsor (Logo) Recognition included in all FFNM 2021 Events (virtual event, website, eblast)

    Silver: $5,000

    A $5,000 investment in Family Friendly New Mexico Silver level event sponsorship includes the following for our annual NM Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon. Our Silver level sponsorship provides your organization the following:

    • 10 Tickets to the Virtual Luncheon Event
    • 10 Tickets to CEU Accredited Virtual Workshops
    • 15-second video Featured During Virtual Luncheon Event
    • Social Media Recognition
    • Sponsor (Logo) Recognition in Printed Program (sent to all ticket holders)
    • Sponsor Swag Item to be Included in Swag Box (sent to all ticket holders)
    • Listed as a Resource on FFNM Website
    • Special Thanks from Founder & CEO during Family Friendly Business Awards Virtual Luncheon Event
    • Sponsor (Logo) Recognition included in all FFNM 2021 Events (virtual event, website, eblast)
    • Sponsor (Logo) Recognition included in Promotional/Print Advertising
    • Access to Premium Listing in the Family Friendly Business Directory (January to December 2021)
    • Logo, tagline/one sentence with links about business/organization in Virtual Event Invites
    • 1 Guest Blog Post and Facebook Live Interview about Topic
    • Sponsor Video (3-4 minutes, lives on FFNM website, YouTube and Featured on social platforms

    Purchase Sponsorship


    Purchase Award Plaque

    Your award plaque is included with your ticket to the 5th Annual Family Friendly Business Awards Virtual Luncheon. If you are unable to attend the event, you can still purchase your 2021 Family Friendly Business Award® Plaque customized with your business name and award level and year of recognition.


    Mad Libs

    During our live virtual event, guests joined breakout rooms and participated in creating a fun, family friendly inspired Mad Lib. Thank you to all who contributed!

    Take a look at what other groups came up with.


    COVID Working from Home Diary

    I am working from home these days. I have been blue and a little Grey. My routine looks different than it did when I was going into the office every day. Now the first thing I do when I wake up is inspire the chocolate and put on Bike Shorts. Then I have Greasy Chinese Food for breakfast and get to work.

    I have a lot of virtual meetings during the day. The most Delicious thing to happen to me during one of them was when my Children walked in during a client meeting with Nurse wearing a Snap Back on their Hand.

    In the afternoons, I try to send at least 6 GIF’s to Anjelica, to let them know I’m thinking of them and make them feel victorious. I think it’s delightful that they only respond to me with Dog GIF’s.

    When I need a break from my computer, I go to the Dining Room and walk the/a laptop. Sometimes I take extended breaks to practice juggling Shoes or binge-watch The Voice while eating a big tub of Sandwich. Overall, I really like zooming working from home. I hope that we go back to the office in September.

    Submitted by Kei in Breakout Room #6

    Family Friendly Welcome, Mission & Vision!

    Welcome to the festivities! After the Beautiful year we have all had, our team Persistent wants to create a fun, uplifting atmosphere for all of you joining us Willingly from all over our state this year for the Fifth Annual Family Friendly Business Awards Virtual Luncheon! At the first annual luncheon in 2017, we Sang a partnership with the Office of the NM Secretary of State; in 2018 we Ran the launch of the business toolkit, in 2019 we raised the David and Rained the Platinum level puppy, and last year we announced the launch of the Family Friendly Pride Directory (currently live)! Stay tuned for our Innovative announcement this year!

    As you may know, our mission is to Jump and support employers that adopt and Acknowledge family friendly policies so that businesses, employees and their Computers can thrive. Family Friendly New Mexico envisions that all New Mexican Children are able to achieve a Supportive balance between work and life, which means Directors have the time and capacity to care for their children and families, have access to good jobs and are able to Quickly contribute to their communities. FFNM supports CEO’s to become family friendly and improve their Rain friendly practices by providing Magical seminars, a toolkit with sample Coats as well as peer to Hero support.

    Submitted by Maggie Tannen in Breakout Room #4

    Family Friendly Welcome, Mission & Vision!

    Welcome to the festivities! After the beautiful year we have all had, our team friendly wants to create a fun, uplifting atmosphere for all of you joining us smoothly from all over our state this year for the Fifth Annual Family Friendly Business Awards Virtual Luncheon! At the first annual luncheon in 2017, we slept a partnership with the Office of the NM Secretary of State; in 2018 we Contemplated the launch of the business toolkit, in 2019 we raised the Tiger and Said the Platinum level TMobile, and last year we announced the launch of the Family Friendly Flower Directory (currently live)! Stay tuned for our Caring announcement this year!

    As you may know, our mission is to baby sat and support employers that adopt and Sing family friendly policies so that businesses, employees and their Zebras can thrive. Family Friendly New Mexico envisions that all New Mexican Queens are able to achieve a Festive balance between work and life, which means Veterinarians have the time and capacity to care for their children and families, have access to good jobs and are able to Gently contribute to their communities. FFNM supports Dogs to become family friendly and improve their Clown friendly practices by providing Cracked seminars, a toolkit with sample flags as well as peer to Tree support.

    Submitted by Lisa in Breakout Room #7

    Why I Love My Family Friendly Workplace

    My job is energetic. One of the best things about my job is the anything flexible. I remember when I was gooey and worked at a Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. One time my family tried to take the day off to dance with their mom and they got friendly slept.

    I am family friendly that I took the time to jump for a job with such an ginormous company. When I told my moms that my company was recognized for being a family friendly workplace they said, happy as clam.

    It feels so happy to go to work every day. I really can’t running I get to sitting and I still get paid. This is not the only benefit I laughing. I also get paid time off and floating holidays which is respectful beautiful!

    Submitted by Amanda Armenta in Breakout Room #2

    Why I Love My Family Friendly Workplace

    My job is messy. One of the best things about my job is the personal time off. I remember when I was cloudy and worked at a beach. One time my kid tried to take the day off to zooming with their mom and they got lovely danced.

    I am silly that I took the time to smiled for a job with such an beautiful company. When I told my child that my company was recognized for being a family friendly workplace they said, it is what it is.

    It feels so smart to go to work every day. I really can’t thinking I get to driving and I still get paid. This is not the only benefit I eating. I also get holidays and attendance which is awful caring!

    Submitted by Tina in Breakout Room #5

    COVID Working from Home Diary

    I am working from home these days. I have been dedicated and a little abundant. My routine looks different than it did when I was going into the office every day. Now the first thing I do when I wake up is balancing the home and put on tie. Then I have pizza for breakfast and get to work.

    I have a lot of virtual meetings during the day. The most sparkly thing to happen to me during one of them was when my mama walked in during a client meeting with executive director wearing a coffee on their head.

    In the afternoons, I try to send at least 28 GIF’s to Michelle Obama, to let them know I’m thinking of them and make them feel excited. I think it’s massive that they only respond to me with road runner GIF’s.

    When I need a break from my computer, I go to the dining room and right the/a lap top. Sometimes I take extended breaks to practice juggling zoom meetings or binge-watch The OFFICE while eating a big tub of enchiladas. Overall, I really playful working from home. I hope that we go back to the office in May.

    Submitted by Zoe in Breakout Room #3

    Family Friendly Welcome, Mission & Vision!

    Welcome to the festivities! After the glorious year we have all had, our team awesome wants to create a fun, uplifting atmosphere for all of you joining us passsionately from all over our state this year for the Fifth Annual Family Friendly Business Awards Virtual Luncheon! At the first annual luncheon in 2017, we dedicated a partnership with the Office of the NM Secretary of State; in 2018 we jumped the launch of the business toolkit, in 2019 we raised the submarine and drifted the Platinum level mountain, and last year we announced the launch of the Family Friendly boy Directory (currently live)! Stay tuned for our surprised announcement this year!

    As you may know, our mission is to educating and support employers that adopt and ran family friendly policies so that businesses, employees and their flowers can thrive. Family Friendly New Mexico envisions that all New Mexican students are able to achieve a spicy balance between work and life, which means teachers have the time and capacity to care for their children and families, have access to good jobs and are able to luckily contribute to their communities. FFNM supports families to become family friendly and improve their friend friendly practices by providing loving seminars, a toolkit with sample road runners as well as peer to puppy school support.

    Submitted by Haz Said in Breakout Room #1

    What three values are important in a Family Friendly workplace?

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    Submitted by participants at the Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon

    Work. Write. Balance.

    A Community Sourced Poem at the Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon 2021*

    Welcome to bring your family to work day!
    Here at “LLC Who Shall Not Be Named” we believe your family is your first priority. As of March 1st, 2020, per company memo,
    we began to encourage our employees to spend more time at home.
    Just make sure to never miss an e-mail.
    Just make sure to live on your phone.
    In fact, we set up an inflatable mattress in the breakroom…

    Okay … this is now home.
    That other place where you used to rest your head is laid off. Gymnastics practice furloughed ‘til further notice,
    We’ve even ordered-in lunch so you don’t have to go out.
    We are your family now…and you know what we say about family? It is our first priority.

    Signed,
    The Corporation

    Like families,
    businesses are made up of people.
    When you work at home
    lots of lines between family and business get blurred.

    Work-at-home was something to get used to! Zoomlandia.
    Dogs bark in the background.
    Cat jumps up on the keyboard.

    Mom walks in because you forgot to lock the front door. TALKING TOO LOUD.
    Complaining about the traffic coming over.
    Gotta pack the kids lunch.

    No time for your own.
    Gulp down cold pizza with your coffee.

    Making a whole household of breakfasts before we ever even take lunch.

    Pack lunch the day before,
    while mentally prepp’ing dinners during our 15 minute break.

    Home has always been our office. We clock in there, first.
    We clock out there, never.

    Good businesses have good people. Good families have good people. Good people have both.

    They say,
    when you marry a person you marry their family.

    When they say it,
    they do not mean it as a compliment.

    To the person nor the family.

    Businesses,
    when you hire a person, you hire their family.

    We mean that

    as a complement.

    So many lines are blurred between life and work.
    Work and life.
    Family and work.

    Work family and family AND family work… …whew i’m already tired!

    Wardrobe check.
    Got the business casual going up top,

    sweatpants, couch potato look down bottom. Or your best dress
    matched with your comfiest slippers.
    Trade the pumps for the chopos.

    Family friendly business policies. A new mama appreciates most not having to breast pump
    in a stinky bathroom stall, balanced on a toilet top.

    So thankful for those udderly wonderful breastfeeding rooms.

    Some moms have to juggle work
    School for their kids
    Elementary school going on in the kitchen

    on Zoom. Office space in the living room. on Zoom.

    It is impossible retire from family,
    our careers, simply a function of how we care. Every job we’ve ever held
    is a second job

    by comparison.

    *Stitched together (with love) by Anna Martinez & Hakim Bellamy on April 28th, 2021

    What is The Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon?

    This event will honor the businesses in New Mexico that qualify for the Family Friendly Business Award™ and recognize those businesses on the path to creating a family friendly workplace.

    Having policies that help your workers balance their family and work life, helps businesses compete for the most qualified employees. Businesses that provide family friendly policies to their employees create a better New Mexico by generating a more stable economy with increased household incomes and asset building capacity.

    The Family Friendly Business Award™ recognizes those businesses that are making a good business decision as well as creating a better New Mexico. Family Friendly New Mexico aims to help businesses implement more family friendly policies. We invite you to apply for an award and come to our luncheon to meet the other family friendly businesses in New Mexico.

    Together, we can boost the New Mexico economy by attracting the best!


    About

    The Family Friendly New Mexico initiative takes a positive approach to transforming workplace policies in the state by:  offering training and resources on how businesses can adopt more family friendly policies; awards and recognizes businesses that offer their employees family friendly benefits; and, acts as a resource and clearinghouse of information for businesses and community leaders as they develop policies on issues such as paid family leave, retirement planning and health insurance. In 2010, approximately 60% of New Mexico children had all parents in the workplace.

    Family Friendly New Mexico is a non-profit initiative that recognizes New Mexico businesses with family friendly policies. It does not advocate for legislation or regulation but simply works to promote family friendly business practices to New Mexico business.

    Family Friendly New Mexico was created by the New Mexico Task Force on Work-Life Balance to recognize and celebrate New Mexico businesses that have family friendly policies in place, including paid leave, health support, work schedules and economic support. Any New Mexico business is eligible to apply for the Family Friendly Business Award®.

    For a full list of family friendly policies, to learn more about the Family Friendly New Mexico initiative and see if your company qualifies, please browse our website.

    Sponsorship Options

    Supporter

    $1K

    sponsorship
    • Table of 10
    • Logo displayed at event
    • Provide item in gift bag
    • Program inclusion
    • Radio/print advertising
    • Press release
    • Web presence/social media
    • Vendor booth
    • Special thanks at event
    • Logo on photo backdrop
    • 2 minute podium time
    • Company logo on FFNM plaque

    Supporter Level
    $1000

    Buy Now!

    Bronze

    $2.5K

    Sponsorship
    • Table of 10
    • Logo displayed at event
    • Provide item in gift bag
    • Program inclusion
    • Radio/print advertising
    • Press release
    • Web presence/social media
    • Vendor booth
    • Special thanks at event
    • Logo on photo backdrop
    • 2 minute podium time
    • Company logo on FFNM plaque

    Bronze Level
    $2500

    Buy Now!

    Silver

    $5K

    Sponsorship
    • Table of 10
    • Logo displayed at event
    • Provide item in gift bag
    • Program inclusion
    • Radio/print advertising
    • Press release
    • Web presence/social media
    • Vendor booth
    • Special thanks at event
    • Logo on photo backdrop
    • 2 minute podium time
    • Company logo on FFNM plaque

    Silver Level
    $5000

    Buy Now!

    Select your desired sponsorship package above, or if you have questions please email marketing@nmfamilyfriendlybusiness.org.