CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  The City of Coral Springs is celebrating Economic Development Week in honor of businesses located within the municipal boundaries that represent a commitment to the financial vitality of the city by awarding them with the Business Excellence Awards 2020.
 
“Our City’s growth reflects exceptional businesses impacting our community. We are a premier city with premier business partners – and through this business recognition program we honor those companies for their contributions,” said Kristi Bartlett, Director of Economic Development.
 
Winners are selected based on six categories: Company to Watch AwardLegacy Award, Small Company Award (Under 49 employees), Large Company Award (Over 50 employees), Heart of the Community Award and Commissioner Award.
 

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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 on 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 10% 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, client cyber certification and cyber advice training to small and midsize businesses – 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 their 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, including Coral Springs Charter School. The hospital provides 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.
 
These six success stories are featured in a video used to promote positive business growth, highlighted on social media and the Economic Development website.  The Business Excellence Award recipients were selected and filmed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The award ceremony, which was scheduled for March 18, was postponed, however we wanted to highlight their outstanding achievements.  
 
The Economic Development Office (EDO) is committed to ensuring “Business is Brighter” in Coral Springs by retaining local business and attracting new business.  If you would like to learn more about the resources offered by the EDO, please visit the Economic Development’s website or contact Yuu Soubra at (954) 344-5771 or by e-mail at ysoubra@coralsprings.org.
 
*The Business Recognition Program was created for the purpose of giving formal recognition to Coral Springs businesses that have contributed to the economic well-being of the City and have demonstrated a commitment to the vitality of the City’s business climate.