The Wisconsin Family Business of the Year award highlights the accomplishments and valuable impact that family-owned businesses have on the Wisconsin economy and communities. Since the program began in 2004, we have recognized over 100 family-owned businesses.
Why Nominate Your Family Business?
A nomination is an honor to not only the business, but the family behind it as well. This program serves as an effective way to bring well-deserved recognition to the positive things you do to impact your local community. A company’s marketing and employee morale benefit greatly from earning a nomination and/or award through this process. Listing your (or the business you nominate) accomplishments out in a virtually tangible list is a rewarding exercise and a reminder of achievements earned over the years.
SAVE THE DATE
2023 Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Awards Gala
Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations can also be submitted by anyone close to the business, such as an employee, client, banker, accountant, attorney, or other advisors.
All nominations must be received by 12pm CST on Monday, June 26, 2023. Information in the nomination form including photographs will be used by the sponsors for presentations and news releases about the awards. Any confidential financial information will not be used.
Grand Awards will be given in the following categories:
Small: 25-100 employees
Medium: 100-250 employees
Large: 250 employees and above
Please note, categories may be adjusted to accommodate the number of entries in a particular category. Special awards may also be given to companies excelling in a particular area.
A panel of independent business leaders will judge the nominations. Judges will determine winners based on content and quality of completed nominations.
The judges will consider:
Contribution to community and industry
Positive links between family and business
How family values influence the business
Business performance and innovative practices
How the business addresses strategic planning and risk management
How the business is preparing the next generation
Growth strategy and plan for the business
Must be a Wisconsin-based family owned business
Must have intentions of passing ownership to the next generation
Must have at least $2 Million in revenue
2022 winners are unable to be nominated in 2023
The 2023 nomination period has closed – we look forward to your submission for 2024!
The 2022 Awards Gala provided a great opportunity to connect with local peers and celebrate family businesses. From cocktail hour to awards announcements, guests enjoyed an entertaining and informative evening learning more about the winning organizations.
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