The winners of the Tenth Annual Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award were announced at a banquet held in Madison on May 9, 2013. The winners are:
Grand Awards (Click name to read Profile):
Special Awards (Click name to read Profile):
The Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award is given in the following categories:
Small - Under 50 employees.
Medium - 50-99 employees.
Large - 100 or more employees.
First place winners in each category will receive a trophy and plaque. Special Awards may also be given for companies excelling in a particular area.
Each nomination is looked at in-depth by a panel of judges composed of independent business leaders. The judges consider the family business' contribution to its community and industry, its positive links between family and business, and innovative practices it may use, among other things.
An awards ceremony will take place on May 9, 2013 at the Marriott West in Middleton for the nominees, their employees, nominators, family and friends.
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 12, 2013.
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.