The Strength in Succession Award
This family business has seen continual growth for generations. Through down times, recessions, and
economic downturns, they have figured out how to grow, build their business, and strengthen their organization,
whether it is financial strength, market share, and/or stronger family ties and commitment to the organization.
This family business must have been completely through a minimum of one successful leadership transition.
The Founder's Vision Award
This family business has protected and honored the vision of their founder, and the business and structure
he or she established is very similar to the way the business is operated today. The founder could still be
running the business, or involved in the day-to-day, or not.
The Commitment to Education Award
This family business continues to demonstrate a commitment to educating their family and their team.
They also support education in their community, K-12, STEM, University, etc. Education is a core value
and obvious driving force to this family business.