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.
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.
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.