Awards are presented in six categories. Winners in the "size" categories (small, medium, and large) are recognized for their strong commitment to both business and family, positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovate business practices and strategies.
The Community Service, Century and Dean's Awards each have their own set of special criteria, which are listed below.
- Large Family Business of the Year Award
More than 250 employees
- Medium Family Business of the Year Award
- Small Family Business of the Year Award
Less than 50 employees
- Community Service Award
Recognizing a company with exemplary community service efforts (both volunteer and monetary donations)
- Century Award
Recognizing a company whose success and longevity has lasted 100 years or more under the leadership of the same family. Learn more→
- Dean's Award
Recognizing a business that excels in social enterprise, supply chain management or emerging markets.
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