Excellence in Family Business Awards 2021

Every year since 1988, the Center for Family Enterprise (formerly the Austin Family Business Program) recognizes family businesses who exemplify the values we hope to foster in the work we do in the College of Business: harmony, generational development, leadership and growth.

After a year of challenges and uncertainty, we came together as a community to celebrate the successes and excellence of our award winners, and to recognize all of the wonderful family businesses who were nominated.



2021 Winners

Dean's Leadership:

Lithia Motors, Inc.

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Business Renewal:

Green Acres Landscape

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Generational Development:

TEC Equipment

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Family Business Student of The Year

Madison Ulven Buckley ‘20

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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.

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