Community-Minded Enterprises Expands Family Tuition Assistance Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2021  

Traci Logan-Demus, SHRM-CP

Chief Human Resources Officer

Community-Minded Enterprises

(509) 960-7455

Community-Minded Enterprises Named to Seattle Business Magazine’s List of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Spokane, Wash.  —   Community-Minded Enterprises (CME) is thrilled to share the news that it has been named as one of Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in the mid-size category. The distinction comes on the heels of being named one of the Best Places to Work in the Inland Northwest, by the Journal of Business in October. This is the first time CME has been recognized by Seattle Business Magazine. “It is such an honor to be recognized with this award,” said Jan Thoemke Interim CEO of Community-Minded Enterprises. “We are a nonprofit that strives to provide an innovative and supportive work environment for our employees. We listen to them and provide support that encourages work-life balance.” Community-Minded Enterprises is a 501c3 nonprofit with four offices in Spokane and one in Pasco. It was formed as a grassroots organization in the early 1990s and incorporated in 1997. Programs include:

  • Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington’s Early Achievers supports professional development and coaching.
  • Play & Learn Groups support families, friends, and neighbor caregivers.
  • Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a tuition-free preschool program.
  • Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides parents in outpatient substance abuse treatment with access to quality childcare.
  • Recovery services, including Recovery Café Spokane, offers recovery coaching and financial assistance to remove barriers to recovery.
  • Community-Minded Television (CMTV4) is Spokane’s public access television station.
  • Plan to Work provides access to disability benefits and pathways to employment.

About the Award: This annual program was created by Seattle Business Magazine and Best Companies Group to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in Washington benefiting the area’s economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies in three categories. To be considered for participation, companies had to have a facility in Washington state, have at least 15 employees working in the eligible counties, and be in business a minimum of one year. Our Mission: Community-Minded Enterprises transforms communities in Washington State while advancing diversity and inclusion of marginalized populations so that all people have an opportunity for equitable health, education, and safety. Read CME’s Annual report here. Find us online at and