Whether you are a first generation family business, or a multi-generational family business, we want to hear your story. Preparing a nomination allows you to look into your past, document what has made your business successful in the past, tell your stories, and discuss your plans for the future.
We love telling your stories and providing a forum for shining a light on this important part of our economy.
The DEADLINE for nominations is April 1, 2015. Winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. Winners will be announced at an Awards Banquet on May 14, 2015 at the New Edgewater Hotel in Madison.
To download a nomination form, click here.
2014 Winners at the banquet last May. We heard some great stories. We would love to hear your family business stories in a nomination!
2014 GRAND AWARDS
State Collection Service, Inc., Madison - Large Company
Automation Components, Inc., Middleton - Medium Company
Michael F. Simon Builders, Inc., Waunakee - Small Company
2014 SPECIAL AWARDS
HM Graphics, Inc., Milwaukee - Never Settle for Second Best
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth - Culture of Fun - Passion for Cheese
Mid-State Equipment, Columbus - Plowing the Way to Success
Peterson Wood Treating, Inc., Superior - Preserving the Generations
Professional Construction, Inc., Waukesha - Follow the Dream
S&L Companies, Portage - Old Fashioned Culture of Service
Small Company: 1 - 50 Employees
Medium Company: 51 - 100 Employees
Large Company: Greater than 100 Employees
To be considered for this award, the nominee must be a Wisconsin-based family-owned private company and have intentions of passing ownership to the next generation.
Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations can also be submitted by anyone close to the business, such as a client, banker, accountant, attorney, or other advisor. All nominations must be received by April 1, 2015.
A nomination alone is an honor to the business and the family. Award programs are an effective way to bring positive recognition to the good that you do in your community. A company's marketing and its employee's morale all benefit from being involved in recognition programs. And, the process of evaluating your company and putting your accomplishments on paper is a great exercise.