2017 Excellence in Family Business Challenge

The application period closed on April 10th 2017.
If selected as a finalist you will be required to deliver a short presentation in Portland on June 7th to determine winners in each category. Contact us at 800-859-7609 if you have any questions about the application or judging process.

About the Challenge

The OSU Austin Family Business Program Excellence in Family Business Awards, started in 1988, were the nation’s first, competitive peer-reviewed awards focused solely on the accomplishments of family-owned businesses. In 2017 the Excellence in Family Business Challenge continues this legacy. Unlike other programs, the EFBC 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.

The Challenge recognizes family business finalists and winners in three 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 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.