FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marketing and Programs Director, Family Business Center
Loyola University Chicago Seeks Nominees for 21st Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards
Family Business Center to Accept Nominations Through May 23
CHICAGO, April 30, 2014 – The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business is seeking nominees for its 21st 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 enters the second decade for its program.
The award categories include: small (companies with fewer than 50 employees), medium (50 to 250), large (more than 250), community service, the dean’s award, and the century award. 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.
Nomination forms are available at LUC.edu/fbc/nomination or by contacting the Family Business Center at 312.915.6490 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations received by Friday, May 23, 2014, 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.
This year’s winners will be honored at an awards gala on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 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, KPMG, Mass Mutual, MB Financial Bank, Perkins Coie, Oxford Financial, and US Bank. For more information on the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards, please visit LUC.edu/fbc.
About Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business
The Loyola 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’s Quinlan School of Business, 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, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaFamilyBiz.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 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 course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and GraduateSchool. 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 or @LoyolaNewsroom.