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Loyola University Chicago Seeks Nominees for
25th Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards
Family Business Center to Accept Nominations through May 11

CHICAGO, April 26, 2018—The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business is seeking nominees for its 25th 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, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategies.

Award categories:

Nominations are due by Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m. Forms are available at LUC.edu/fbc/nomination or by contacting the Family Business Center at 312.915.6490 or ilfboy@luc.edu. Any family-owned business headquartered in Illinois is eligible to win, with nominations coming from internal and external sources. Winners will be honored at an awards gala on Thursday, November 15, at The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

This year’s sponsors include BMO Harris Bank, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Wipfli LLP, Hoopis Group–A member of the MassMutual Financial Group, MB Financial Bank, Oxford Financial Group, Perkins Coie LLP, U.S. Bank–The Private Client Reserve, and Abbot Downing.

For more information on the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards, visit LUC.edu/Quinlan/fbc.

About Family Business Center at Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business
The Family Business Center at Loyola has been supporting its member businesses and families, their employees and communities for 27 years. The center is a membership community of middle market-sized multi-generational family businesses, invested in learning from one another and dedicated to sustaining their confidential community.

In 2016, the center joined the Loyola Business Leadership Hub. The Loyola Business Leadership Hub connects businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to the experts, research and resources in the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago and the global Jesuit network of colleges and universities.

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with more than 16,600 students. Nearly 11,500 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 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 13 schools, colleges, and institutes, 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, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. 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.

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