Lacks Enterprises hosting third annual employee shopping day at the Downtown Market

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Erin Cataldo

On Sunday, September 18, Lacks Enterprises is once again giving 300 employees a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown Market, for a limited-time shopping spree with their families. This year’s event marks the company’s third year of providing this employee perk.


Last year, Lacks had more than 850 workers enter the drawing for the 300 gift cards. Only employees who did not participate in previous years were eligible to receive the $100 gift certificates this year, and the list was narrowed down from there based on seniority.


“Lacks Enterprises, Inc places great importance on employee well-being and happiness, and this is another fun employee perk we love, that gives our teams a fun day out with their families,” said Jim Green, executive director of human resources at Lacks Enterprises. “Lacks is committed to the success of West Michigan’s local food ecosystem, the Downtown Market and its tenants, and we are very excited to share Lacks Employee Day for a third year in a row.” 


Lacks plans to continue investing in the Downtown Market and its tenants over a four-year span. Their commitment started in 2014, and the company has now given more than $90,000 worth of gift certificates to employees during the annual “Lacks Employee Days” at the Market.


“Our food economy grows when we all work together to support local business," said Mimi Fritz, president and CEO of the Downtown Market. “The Market staff, artisans, entrepreneurs and small business owners are thankful to have the continued support of Lacks Enterprises, and we look forward to spending the day with them on Sunday.”


About the Grand Rapids Downtown Market 

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is the region’s choice for fresh, delicious foods and amazing public market merchants. The Market is a $30 million, self-sustaining, LEED-certified, mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local foods and growing. It incorporates entrepreneur and experimentation space for both emerging and experienced food artisans and merchants including a 24-vendor Market Hall and two full-service restaurants. More at


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