Excellence in Family Business Awards

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Nominations for Excellence in Family Business Awards are now due by October 2, 2020.

We know that these are difficult and uncertain times, especially for family business owners. And it will be more important than ever to recognize their resilience, ingenuity and dedication in the coming months.

We have pushed our original nomination deadline of April 13, 2020 to October 2, 2020 to give you more time to complete nominations as we all make adjustments to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Additionally, we plan to streamline the award application process for family business owners who are working tirelessly to continue serving citizens in Oregon and beyond. We will update you about the new application deadline and provide the new application format as soon as we have more information. For questions, please contact Melissa Elmore at melissa.elmore@oregonstate.edu.

Award Categories

Family Harmony: Family members actively work to build connections and create a shared purpose with one another, and show a high level of trust, unity and well developed personal relationships.

Generational Leadership: The family demonstrates active and thoughtful personal and professional development of the next generation of both family and business leaders.

Business Renewal: The family works to ensure stewardship of the business that sustains growth and shareholders assets with future generations in mind.

2019 Winners

Family Harmony: Heritage Specialty Foods

Generational Development: CRB Manufacturing

Business Renewal: Sisters Coffee Company

2019 Finalists:

Family Harmony:

Generational Leadership:

Business Renewal:

Student Award:

  • Christopher Hockley, a senior finance major whose family owns Consolidated Supply in Portland.

About the Awards

Started in 1988, the OSU Austin Family Business Program Excellence in Family Business Awards were the nation’s first, competitive peer-reviewed awards focused solely on the accomplishments of family-owned businesses. Unlike other programs, the EFBA recognizes businesses across all industries, regardless of size or revenue, as long as they meet the basic criteria of a family business and demonstrate excellence in family business principles. Over the years the program has honored a wide variety of family firms. Read the 2018 EFBA Tribute Magazine online.