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.