Peoria-based Communication Junction was recently honored as the winner of Central States Media's (CSM) Small Business Spotlight competition.
Communication Junction, owned by Abbey Cook, provides educational sessions aimed at strengthening the communication abilities of children with disabilities, mainly through the teaching of sign language.
"This is a locally owned business whose goal is to enhance communication between infants and toddlers and their families," a nomination submitted for Communication Junction read. "They strive to make it both fun and affordable for all families. Communication Junction is always giving back to their community also by supporting children's sporting events, working with the Crisis Nursery and making donations to support nonprofit charities."
Communication Junction was selected for the award from a field of 75 nominees.
Central States Media President Ann Johnston said the contest "is a way for us to recognize the efforts of other local businesses and the impact they make in our community, as well as providing them the tools to communicate their unique brand to customers."
Communication Junction was awarded with $10,000 in marketing services from CSM, a female-owned marketing firm based in Peoria.