FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Business Development and Strategic Marketing
Loyola University Chicago Seeks Nominees for
24th Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards
Family Business Center to Accept Nominations through May 26
CHICAGO, April 28, 2017—The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business is seeking nominees for its 24th annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. The awards recognize companies that have demonstrated a 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 award categories include Small Family Business (companies with fewer than 50 employees), Medium Family Business (50–250 employees), Large Family Business (more than 250 employees), Community Service, the Dean’s Award, and the Century Award. The center’s inspiration for the awards program comes from its nominees: successful and dedicated family businesses whose generosity, innovation, and community involvement have left powerful and lasting impressions.
Nominations are due by Friday, May 26, at 5 p.m. Forms are available at LUC.edu/fbc/nomination or by contacting the Family Business Center at 312.915.6490 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Thursday, November 16, at The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. The event attracts professionals from across 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 LLP, Mass Mutual: Hoopis Financial Group, MB Financial Bank, Oxford Financial Group, Perkins Coie, The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, and Abbot Downing, a Wells Fargo Business.
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 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. In 2016, it became a part of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub, which connects businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies to experts, research, and resources within Quinlan, the broader University, and the global network of Jesuit colleges and universities. 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 16,500 students. More than 11,000 undergraduates 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 11 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, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 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.
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