Winner: 2014 “Family-Owned Business of the Year”!| Category: Uncategorized
Each year the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Small Business Awards. Finalists are selected from nominees who display entrepreneurial success, and winners are named from these finalists by an outside judging group. There are three categories for the Small Business Awards: Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Small Business Person of the Year; and Family-Owned Business of the Year.
This year, CareTeam was named as a finalist in the Family-Owned category, against other successful Wichita Falls businesses including Casa Manana Restaurant and House of Flowers. The judges perform extensive interviews and comparisons of the companies’ performance, longevity, and contributions to the local community.
CareTeam won this award due to many things, particularly its 40+ year history of providing both a needed service to Wichita Falls, and also creating thousands of local jobs over the last 40 years.
Family member and Vice President Lacey Morgan says, “A business like ours is all about trust. Our clients are opening their homes to us, expecting us to come in and take care of them. They have to trust that our caregivers have the highest integrity and reliability. Winning an award like this helps us stand out as a truly trustworthy agency, as our 40-year track record shows.”
Family owners are Ann Popejoy, President and CEO; Greg Huffman, V.P. of IT; Lacey Morgan, V.P. of Marketing; and Colby Huffman, Business Development. Other owners who are not family have been no less a part of CareTeam’s success. These include Sherrie Childers, V.P. of Operations; Jana Fournier, V.P. of HR; and Arnold Gresham, CFO.
“We really are proud to be recognized with this honor, because family is most important to us. I’m glad we could be a part of this annual Wichita Falls tradition, and we’re so happy that the outside judging panel saw the benefit that CareTeam has brought to this community for three generations.”
CareTeam would also like to thank the countless employees who have really made the company into what is it today. The quality of customer service and care has made the company what it is today, and that is solely due to the hard work of each employee.
The Chamber hosts the Small Business Awards each year with hopes of encouraging even more people in the local area to support local business, or start their own.
Winners of this year’s Small Business Awards will go on to the Texas district level to compete against winners from other areas, including the DFW Metroplex. Winners of that round compete at a national level for the Small Business Awards of America.
If you or someone you know needs a little extra care at home, call CareTeam. The Care Coordinator staff is available 24/7 to answer your call. 940-723-5273.