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.