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The Wisconsin Family Business of the Year award highlights and celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of family businesses that make an impact on the Wisconsin business community.

Since the program began in 2004, we have recognized 100 family-owned businesses. Why nominate your family business? A nomination alone is an honor to the business and the family. Award programs are an effective way to bring positive recognition for the good things you do in your community and your industry. A company’s marketing and employee morale benefit from being involved in recognition programs. In addition, the process of evaluating your company and putting your accomplishments on paper is a beneficial and rewarding exercise

 


FBA in the News

By: The Sun Prairie Star

 

The 2018 Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award program is under way and accepting nominations from businesses throughout the state. The award, now in its 15th year, celebrates the accomplishments and the impact family-owned businesses have on Wisconsin communities.

Last year’s group of diverse family business nominees represented many different industries: Dairy farms, Realtors, manufacturers, contractors, veterinarians, dentists, and plumbers. Six nominees were more than 100 years old.

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Family Business of the Year Award in the news

By: Ashland Daily Press

The 2018 Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award program is accepting nominations from businesses throughout the state. The award, now in its 15th year, celebrates the accomplishments and the impact family-owned businesses have on communities.

Three Grand Awards will be given to family businesses in small (under 25 employees), medium (25-99 employees), and large (100 or more employees) company categories. Special Awards will also be given to businesses excelling in a particular area.

 

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Fifteenth Annual Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award Nominations Open

The 2018 Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award program is underway and accepting nominations from businesses throughout the state. The award, now in its  fifteenth year, celebrates the accomplishments and the impact family-owned businesses have on our communities.

Last year’s group of family business nominees was a very diverse field representing many different industries. Dairy farms, Realtors, manufacturers, contractors, veterinarians, dentists, and plumbers. Six nominees were over 100 years old. Nearly half of the 32 nominees have made it to the third or greater generations. According to The Family Firm Institute, only 12% of family businesses make it beyond the second generation. This award celebrates the innovation, impact, and resilience of family businesses in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award Nominees Announced

 

MADISON, WI APRIL 7, 2017: An award honoring family businesses in Wisconsin has drawn nominations from across the state. 31 companies are competing for the Fourteenth Annual Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award. Awards will be given to Small (under 25 employees), Medium (25-99) and Large (100+) companies.

From toilet seats to bow ties, lawn mower blades to rock concerts, this year’s nominees represent a diverse set of livelihoods. There are first through sixth generation family businesses. Three of the nominees businesses were started in the late 1800s. They come from industries including auto dealers, entertainment, association management, cheese production, construction, banking, manufacturing, and dentistry.