- May 17, 2012
- 3:09 pm
- Steve Christensen
Family biz nominations open
The Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center is seeking nominees for its annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. Awards are presented in five categories—small (companies with fewer than 50 employees), medium (50 to 250), large (more than 250), community service, and the century award—to companies with a strong commitment to family and family business.
This year, the Family Business of the Year Awards will celebrate 19 years of recognizing exemplary family businesses. In addition to business success, those recognized have demonstrated positive family/business linkage, multigenerational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategies. Any family-owned business headquartered in Illinois is eligible to win and may be nominated by anyone—including themselves.
Nomination forms can be obtained online at LUC.edu/fbc/nomination or by contacting the Family Business Center directly at 312.915.6490 or ILFBOY@luc.edu. All nominations received by Friday, June 29, will be considered. Professionals in a variety of fields, including family-owned business leaders, will serve as judges to review all applications and determine the winners.
This year’s winners will be honored at an awards gala on Tuesday, November 27, 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. This year’s gala sponsors include BMO Harris Bank; Katten Muchin Rosenman; Grant Thornton; KPMG; Mass Mutual; MB Financial Bank; McDermott, Will & Emery; Abbot Downing; and Oxford Financial. For more information on the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards, please visit LUC.edu/fbc.