The Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award is underway and accepting nominations from businesses throughout the state. The award, now in its thirteenth year, celebrates the accomplishments and the impact that family-owned businesses have on our communities.
Since the beginning of the award program, winners have included dairy farms, grocery stores, restaurants, contractors, and manufacturers - businesses that represent what we think of as family businesses. 88 family-owned businesses have been recognized for their contributions to their communities, their industries, and the economy.
One family business will be selected for Grand Awards in each category of small (under 50 employees), medium (50-99), and large (100 or more) businesses. Special awards will also be given to businesses excelling in a particular area. Self-nominations are encouraged, or nominations can be made on behalf of the business by consultants, vendors, clients, or friends. An independent panel of judges will select the award recipients. The deadline for nominations is April 13, 2016. Awards will be presented at a banquet to be held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison on May 12, 2016.
The awards program is sponsored by Smith & Gesteland, a CPA firm, First Business Bank, and the Whyte, Hirschboeck, Dudek law firm. Additional information about the program, including a list of past winners and Nomination forms, can be found at www.familybusinessaward.com, or by calling 608-836-7500