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Nominate a family business for an Illinois Family Business of the Year Award

Nominate a family business for an Illinois Family Business of the Year Award

The Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards recognize multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategies.

The Family Business Center in Loyola's Quinlan School of Business is seeking nominees for its 23rd annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards.

Presented in six categories, the awards recognize companies with a strong commitment to family and family business. The center continues to recognize deserving family businesses, and celebrate the family enterprise as it has for more than two decades.

The award categories are:

  • Small (companies with fewer than 50 employees)
  • Medium (50 to 250)
  • Large (more than 250)
  • Community Service
  • Dean’s Award
  • Century Award

Nomination forms are available at LUC.edu/fbc/nomination or by contacting the Family Business Center at 312.915.6490 or ilfboy@luc.edu. Nominations received by Friday, May 20, 2016, will be considered.

Any family-owned business headquartered in Illinois is eligible to win, with nominations coming from internal and external sources. Professionals in a variety of fields, including family-owned business leaders, will serve as judges to review all applications and determine the winners.

Those recognized will have demonstrated strong commitment to family and family business, positive family/business linkage, multigenerational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategies. The center’s inspiration for the awards program comes from its numerous nominees: successful and dedicated family businesses whose generosity, innovation, and community involvement have left powerful and lasting impressions.

Awards Gala

This year’s winners will be honored at an awards gala on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. The gala attracts professionals from all over the Chicagoland area, including previous Family Business of the Year winners and finalists and members of the Family Business Center. See past winners.

This year’s gala sponsors include BMO Harris Bank, Grant Thornton, Katten Muchin Rosenman, KPMG, MassMutual Hoopis Financial Group, MB Financial Bank, Perkins Coie, and U.S. Bank.

For more information on the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards, please visit LUC.edu/fbc.