Organizers for the Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award say they’re seeing a big bump in interest for this year’s program, which carries on the tradition of recognizing family-owned businesses for their contribution to the state.
Awardees will be announced at the 15th annual awards ceremony, held May 3 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Nominations are being accepted until March 30.
Family businesses are judged on contribution to community and industry, business performance, flexibility, innovation and how family values influence the business.
One award winner from 2015, Stan’s Fit For Your Feet, got its start as Stan’s Bootery in Milwaukee back in 1950. It was founded by Stan and Emerance Sajdak, grandparents of Megan Sajdak, marketing director for Stan’s Fit For Your Feet and New Balance Milwaukee.