On October 24, 2013, Anton’s Cleaners received the prestigious Comcast Spotlight Hall of Fame Award at the 2013 Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts. Nominated by Jeffrey S. Davis, Executive Director of Family Business Association (FBA). Two generations of Anton’s Cleaners executives were on hand to accept the award. Several of Anton’s Cleaners management team members also attended to share in the recognition and hear best practices from other Massachusetts family businesses awardees recognized that evening. The event was hosted by news anchor Paula Ebben of WBZ-TV.
The Comcast Spotlight Hall of Fame Award is given to a business for its longevity, excellence and achievements. A three-generation family business founded in 1913, Anton’s Cleaners was selected as a shining example of a Mass. family business dedicated to good corporate citizenship and outstanding business practices.
Anton’s Cleaners believes in leveraging the resources of the company to assist those in need. Whether employees are receiving coats and prom dresses, cleaning and pressing them, or assisting in the distribution, Anton’s employees work as a team to ensure its two annual community programs, “Coats for Kids” and “Belle of the Ball” are a success each year. Since the programs began, 1995 and 2005 respectively, Anton’s has contributed over $10M in clothing care services, and distributed 856,000 coats and 40,000 prom dresses to date.
According to Charles A. Anton, CEO of Anton’s Cleaners, “On behalf of our family, our management team, and the caring employees in our 42 stores, we deeply appreciate this recognition for our contributions to the economy and the community. Thank you to the Executive Directors of the FBA for this distinguished award, and a special thank you to Comcast for shining a spotlight on us this evening.”
The Family Business Association is a non-profit organization created to honor family businesses and recognize excellence at this annual awards program. Companies can win the Family Business Award for any given category once. Anton’s Cleaners is proud to have won the FBA Award in 2009 for best mid-size business, as well as the 2012 Community Excellence Award, and now the 2013 Comcast Spotlight Award, the final remaining category available to Anton’s.
About Caring Partners, Inc.: With three generations and 100 years in the business, Anton’s Cleaners has enjoyed serving customers for over a century with unwavering commitment to dry cleaning excellence and superior customer service. What makes Anton’s distinguishable is their long tradition of commitment to the community, and in 2009, the company established Caring Partners, Inc., the company’s 501c(3) arm created to support the continued growth of its two community relations programs. For more information about Anton’s Cleaners or Caring Partners, contact Stephanie Littlefield at Stephanie@antons.com or at 978-851-3721.