Mark X. Cronin, Co-Founder of John’s Crazy Socks, Given Corporate Citi - Johns Crazy Socks

Mark X. Cronin, Co-Founder of John’s Crazy Socks, Given Corporate Citizen Award

The Long Island Business News named Mark X. Cronin the winner of the Corporate Citizen Award for his leadership excellence. Mark received his award at a breakfast on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. 

Mark said, “I am grateful for this recognition, but it is really an honor for our entire team at John’s Crazy Socks.” 

John Cronin, Mark’s co-founder and son, said, “I am so proud of my father. He works so hard and does so much. It makes me happy when other people see what he does.” 

John and Mark with Corporate Citizen Award

The Corporate Citizen Award 

The Corporate Citizenship Awards recognize companies and individuals who believe that by being a good corporate citizen we contribute to the economic and social well-being of our employees, businesses and the community. Honorees consistently prove that true community stewardship evolves through building strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations and others that strive to meet the critical needs of our community. 

Corporate Citizen Award

John’s Crazy Socks Commitment to Being a Good Corporate Citizen

At John's Crazy Socks, we believe that believe being a good corporate citizen is important to our mission. We are a social enterprise with both a social and a business purpose. We want to show the world what people with a differing ability can achieve and Giving Back is baked into everything we do. 

While we are a national company, engaging in our community is important to us. We are members and work with the Huntington Chamber of Commerce and the Melville Chamber of Commerce.  In November, Mark will be come a Board member with the Huntington Chamber. We are also active members of the Long Island Association. We work with many local non-profits donating money and time to support their work. In particular, we work with social service agencies supporting people with intellectual development disabilities offering tours, work groups and job training. 

About John’s Crazy Socks 

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $550,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™.

For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at


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