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NewsVGM Receives Best Place for Working Parents Designation

VGM is excited to announce it has once again earned The Best Place for Working Parents® business designation. VGM gratefully accepts this honor as it continues to find new ways to support working parents, including the recent announcement of an on-site child care center coming to VGM later this year.

"We are proud to receive this honorable recognition for our efforts in providing a family friendly work culture,” said Katie Morris, VGM director of employee benefits. “Our continued efforts are easing the way for working parents, and we look forward to all the exciting opportunities coming this year.”

VGM’s on-site child care center is planned to open during the winter of 2023 at VGM’s main campus in Waterloo, Iowa, in partnership with a longtime local child care provider. The center will help fill a critical gap in child care availability in the community.

“For years, a significant shortage of child care options has put extra pressure on many working parents in the Cedar Valley, including our employee owners,” said Sara Laures, VGM’s chief people officer. “We wanted to be part of the solution, and we are excited to offer much needed support to families by helping address child care needs with a reliable, quality, reasonably priced option.”

VGM also added a Family Fund Fundraising Committee in 2022 to offer financial support for employees in their time of need. The VGM Family Fund is an employee-funded program. Whether employee owners are dealing with a temporary setback or a life-changing event, the VGM Family Fund is there to help them get back on their feet. To date, over $70,000 has been awarded to employee owners in need.

In addition to this hard-earned recognition, VGM’s continued family friendly, employee-focused efforts have earned the company recognition from several organizations over the past decade. These include designations as a Cedar Valley Employer of Choice and an Iowa Top Workplace on multiple occasions.

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