Mims Distributing Company Wins 2013 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 Award

Local Beer Distributor Honored for Its Commitment to a Healthy Family Environment.

Raleigh, NC, September 14, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Mims Distributing Company, a beer distributor that services a nine-county area in and around the Triangle, has announced that Carolina Parent magazine has named the company a winner in its 2013 Family-Friendly 50 Awards. Each year, Carolina Parent recognizes 50 companies and organizations for actively supporting and encouraging working parents in North Carolina. Mims Distributing received the honor in recognition of the company’s many efforts to cultivate a healthy environment and help employees achieve a positive work-life balance.

As a family-owned business established nearly 50 years ago, Mims Distributing recognizes and encourages efforts by employees to spend as much time as possible with their families while fulfilling their work responsibilities. The company places great emphasis on flexibility when it comes to family commitments and maternity leave, and the leadership team is dedicated to maintaining a happy, productive workplace where employees feel their families are welcome to visit.

Additionally, the company offers employees fun, stress-relieving activities like “Beer With The Bosses” And “Family Day.” Each quarter, employees who are celebrating their work anniversaries take time off work to enjoy “Beer With The Bosses,” a time for them to join company leaders for food and games. Held on a Saturday each autumn, ”Family Day” is filled with fun activities such as an inflatable bounce house, dessert bake-off and chili cook-off for employees and their families.

This is the 15th anniversary of the Family-Friendly 50, awarded by Carolina Parenting, which owns Carolina Parent, Charlotte Parent and Piedmont Parent. Carolina Parent revealed the entire list of 2013 Family-Friendly 50 Awards winners in its September issue.

“We are proud that Carolina Parent Magazine has recognized how much we value the families of our people,” said Chip Mims, CEO. “Together we form a great community, and our families are crucial to making it so.”

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- Previous honors Mims Distributing Company has received include the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance, a Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability category, and recognition as one of the top three green businesses in the Triangle by Triangle Downtowner Magazine for two consecutive years.

About Mims Distributing Company:
Established in 1964 and based in Raleigh, N.C., Mims Distributing Company provides domestic, import and craft beer brands to licensed retailers in nine central N.C. counties – Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren. It is the area’s distributor for all Miller brands, including Miller Lite, Miller High Life and Icehouse. Mims’ imports include Newcastle Brown Ale, Dos Equis, Red Stripe, Palm, Rodenbach, and Sapporo. It handles such craftbrews such as Yuengling, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Magic Hat, Anchor and Narragansett. Mims also carries cider from Crispin and non-alcoholic Arizona Tea. In 2007, Mims received the prestigious High Life Achievement Award from Miller, which recognized its top distributors in the nation. That same year, Mims also won the Newbie of the Year Award from Magic Hat as its best new distributor. In 2009, Mims was awarded Magic Hat’s Pouring Partner of the Year Award as its top distributor in the country. Active in the local community, Mims supports efforts such as the Walk for Hope, and the Frankie Lemmon School. For more information, visit http://www.mimsdistributing.com.
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Jennifer Fair