Registration is now open!

Each year the Austin Family Business Program honors outstanding family businesses that demonstrate excellence in one of three categories; family harmony, generational development, or business renewal. This year's Excellence Awards will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at the Sentinel Hotel, showcasing Oregon's finest family companies. Brett Baker of Austin Industries will act as Master of Ceremonies.

Registration Information

Or call 800.859.7609

You can also download a form to register by mail.

Additional Levels of Support
In addition to regular tickets, there are two other levels of support available for the 2017 event; Friend and Student Supporter Levels. The Friend level includes two tickets to the event and recognition in the evening's program. The Student Supporter level allows a student to attend the event at no cost to the student. Corporate table sponsorships are also available. Please call 800.859.7609 for details on table sponsorships, Friend and Student tickets.

2017 Excellence Award honorees

Family Harmony: Miles Fiberglass & Composites, Inc., Happy Valley. Finalists in the category included Myers Container, LLC, Portland; and Optimize Technologies, Oregon City.
Generational Development: NiceBadge, Grants Pass. Higher Taste of Portland and the Portland Pet Food Company were finalists in the category.
Business Renewal: Domaine Serene Winery, Dayton. Finalists included Chown Hardware Portland and Western Precision Products of Tualatin.
Student Award: Geoffrey Wildish, Eugene.

2017 Reception Sponsor


2016 Excellence in Family Business Awards

Read all about last year's honorees in the 2016 Excellence in Family Business Awards tribute magazine.

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 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.

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 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.