GreenPath Financial Wellness Named Farmington Area Business of the Year
- December 20, 2019
Below is an excerpt from the Farmington Press article, Farmington Jaycees name citizens of the year
Featuring Jason Hughes, digital marketing manager
Several years have passed since the Farmington Area Jaycees announced their last round of Business and Citizen of the Year winners, but Jaycees President Andrew Buck said it was time to bring those awards back, with a twist.
“We know there are a lot of great people locally doing great things for the community. We wanted to recognize those folks,” Buck said. “(But) instead of having the Jaycees decide, we wanted to take that responsibility out of our hands and put it into the community’s hands, so they had the ability to express their admiration.
“The vision was that by revising or starting this again … it would have an effect on the community in such that people would want to win this award, helping to drive positivity in the community.”
Leveraging social media, the Jaycees spread the message and motivated community members to nominate one another. In total, 13 businesses and 21 residents were nominated for this year’s awards, receiving 428 votes overall.
The winners were announced at the 34th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 7 at the Governor Warner Mansion. Buck called this year’s winners “champions of the community.”
Business of the Year Award: Greenpath Financial Wellness
GreenPath Financial Wellness is a national nonprofit, established in 1961, that has called Farmington Hills home for over 20 years. Jason Hughes, the digital marketing manager, accepted the award on behalf of the company, which received 85 total votes.
Hughes said Greenpath works to alleviate financial stress in people’s lives. Learn more at greenpath.com.
“It’s really rewarding to not only affect the financial wellness of people throughout the country, but also have an impact here in Michigan and the local community,” Hughes said. “We pride ourselves in being part of the Farmington area community, and we always look for opportunities to lift up the community where we can.”
Continue to Farmington Press to read more about the award winners.
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