WOMEN UNITED FAMILY-FRIENDLY AWARDS BREAKFAST – Celebrating National Family-Friendly Workplace Month

Women United has an award program to recognize Stark County employers who go beyond what’s legally required to help employees deal with the daily responsibilities of their workplaces and homes.

Many Stark County organizations have already implemented formal and informal “family-friendly” policies and programs, while others want to learn more about them. These employers recognize the impacts of work-family stress: reduced job performance, absenteeism, disengagement, anxiety and family crises.

Save the date to learn more about how local employers offer family-friendly programs like flex-time, job sharing, work-from-home, paternity leave and more.

Join us & tranform your local community.

Award presentation is in partnership with Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Stark Economic Development Board

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10  |  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT STARK CONFERENCE CENTER  |  6000 Frank Avenue Northwest, North Canton, OH 44720


Nominate a workplace for a Family-Friendly Award HERE

(Nominations for awards close Wednesday, September 14, 2018)


Featured Speaker: Keith Maki, Cascade Engineering, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan   |   Stark County Workplaces will be recognized for having a strong commitment to being a family friendly workplace.

Keith is the director of marketing and public relations for the Cascade Engineering Family of Companies.

Since 1999, Cascade's Welfare to Career program has guided some 800 individuals off welfare and into meaningful, thriving careers. More than providing success and sustainability for employees, Welfare to Career has also increased engagement and retention, making the program a win-win that’s been recognized and replicated across the nation.

Cascade Engineering has nine business units spanning a wide diversity of markets including transportation, recycling/waste management, office furniture, agricultural/industrial containers, polymer compounding, and RFID asset management. Primarily focused on designing, engineering and injection molding of large plastic parts, Cascade Engineering is widely recognized for its business achievements and community involvement, and is one of the largest Certified B Corps in the world. Today, Cascade Engineering employs 1600 people across 15 facilities in six US locations with additional European operations in Budapest, Hungary.

Cascade Engineering is a Triple Bottom Line Company with a belief that business has the unique opportunity to expand its purpose beyond financial prosperity to have a positive impact on society and the environment. Cascade Engineering exemplifies the key role business can play in building financial, social and ecological capital, often through partnerships with government and community agencies.

Keith is responsible for marketing strategy, brand architecture, digital marketing, advertising, communications and public relations. Prior to joining Cascade Engineering, Keith held executive marketing positions for Universal Laser Systems in Scottsdale, AZ, ITW Drawform and Prince Corporation in Holland, Mi.

Keith is an award winning fine art photographer who has taught classes at Western Michigan University and the Holland Area Arts Council. Keith earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Michigan University and his Masters in Management from Aquinas College.

Keith lives in Holland, Michigan with his wife Christi and their three children Joe (28), Jenna (25) and Jessica (22).