FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Loyola University Chicago Seeks Nominees for 16th Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards
CHICAGO, June 9, 2009 Loyola University Chicago’s Family Business Center is seeking nominees for its annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. The awards, which are sponsored by Harris N.A., will be 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 16 years of recognizing exemplary family businesses. In addition to business success, those recognized will have demonstrated positive family/business linkage, multi-generational 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 www.LUC.edu/fbc or by contacting the Family Business Center at 312.915.6490 or ILFBOY@luc.edu. To be considered, all nominations must be received by Friday, July 10. Professionals in a variety of fields, including leaders of family-owned businesses, will serve as judges, review all applications, and determine the winners.
This year’s winners will be honored at an awards gala at The Four Seasons Hotel – Chicago on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. The gala attracts professionals from all over Chicagoland, including previous Family Business of the Year winners and finalists and members of the Family Business Center. This year’s gala sponsors include Harris N.A., Katten Muchin Rosenman, Grant Thornton, and Mass Mutual Pearre & Associates Ltd. For more information on the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards, please visit www.LUC.edu/fbc.
About Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center
Since 1990, the Loyola Family Business Center (FBC) has been dedicated to strengthening multi-generational family businesses of varying sizes, industries, and complexities. Through research, education, and networking, the Center provides a unique community where family business owners can find support, education, and guidance on the complex challenges they face. The Center’s innovative programs provide members the opportunity to share knowledge and cultivate synergies with one another to push the frontier of family enterprise to new levels. For more information, visit www.LUC.edu/fbc.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago, founded in 1870, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university. Enrollment is more than 15,600 students, which includes more than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s ten schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Loyola is consistently ranked among the “top national universities” by U.S.News & World Report, and the University was named a “best value” in their 2009 rankings. In addition, Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information about Loyola, please visit www.LUC.edu.