Past Award Recipients
Nothing Bundt Cakes
1949 N University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071
Company to Watch Award – Owned and operated by Naztazia and Dennis Wellert, Nothing Bundt Cakes not only serve up delicious desserts, they hire and mentor local teens and assist other franchisees opening nationwide. They selected Coral Springs to open their franchise because of its reputation as a family-friendly community and when they opened their shop, they relocated their family to the City.
Doris Italian Market
2077 N University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071
Legacy Award – Family-owned and operated, Doris Italian Market is a staple of the Coral Springs community and proudly known as the gourmet market without the gourmet prices. Patrons enjoy the freshest produce and seafood, a full-service bakery, an old-fashioned butcher shop and vast wine selection. Many families only consider Doris Italian Market when serving up their traditional holiday meals.
School of Rock
7544 Wiles Road C-102, Coral Springs, FL 33067
Small Company Award – Providing music lessons and outstanding performances, School of Rock helps to build self-confidence and improves academics for children and young adults enrolled in their music programs. Students can enroll in one-on-one lessons and group band practices. The company provides an employment outlet for local musicians to share their talent with the entertainers of tomorrow.
3111 N University Drive #800, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Large Company Award – Whether you are looking to book travel or become a travel advisor, Cruise Planners has been inspiring travelers to see the world – by land or by sea – for more than 25 years. The company, founded by CEO Michelle Fee, employs more than 120 at their state-of-the-art Coral Springs office and been recognized and honored globally by the largest and well-known cruise and destination resort organizations.
4250 NW 124th Avenue, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Heart of the Community – Owned and operated John Biesterfield and family, Green Thumb is more than the largest Lawn Mower Super Store in Florida. The company believes that giving back to the community is paramount to their business model. Last year, Green Thumb organized a collection of more than $50K to ensure the daughter of Coach Aaron Feis has her college paid for in full. In addition, Green Thumb had the financing on Feis’s riding lawn mower paid for and donated it back to Marjory Stoneman Douglas Athletic Department, to mow the very lawn Feis coached students on throughout his career.
Fiserv (First Data)
3975 NW 120th Avenue, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Commissioner Award – This financial service company is one of Coral Springs largest employers. First Data is committed to the betterment of our community, participating and funding City-run programming honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the police department’s enrichment program – Summer BreakSpot. Most notably, the organization is committed to hiring our nation’s veterans and honoring their service during planned ceremonies.