LIMA — Jennifer Brogee, of The Meeting Place, was awarded the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association Most Breastfeeding Supportive Business Award for the restaurant’s continual support of breastfeeding during a recent Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce press conference.
Throughout the years, Activate Allen County and Allen County WIC partnered to support women who are breastfeeding and need breastfeeding while at a business and to make sure that businesses are complying with the federal laws regarding breastfeeding.
The Meeting Place on Market was the recipient of the award because it was one of the initial businesses supporting moms breastfeeding in the business. Pictures were taken of women breastfeeding at the business and had wall space available to display their artwork, according to Lori Nester with WIC.
“We just wanted to recognize them for all the efforts that they have made for the community and for being a real leader in the community and supporting breastfeeding,” Nester said.