FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago Seeks Nominees for 19th Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards
Family Business Center to Accept Nominations through June 29
CHICAGO, May 17, 2012 – 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.
About Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center
The Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center is an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence dedicated to serving multigenerational, mid- to large-sized family businesses. The center provides transformational learning experiences aimed at increasing effectiveness in planning, problem solving, and preparing current and future generations of family business owners and managers. As part of the Loyola University Chicago School of Business Administration, the center upholds the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education, focusing on responsible leadership and development of the “whole” person. For more information, visit LUC.edu/fbc.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as a presence in Beijing and an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The University’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, continuing and professional studies, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, and social work. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also 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. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.