Overview & Audience

Originating in 1988, the OSU 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 awards recognize businesses across all industries, regardless of size or revenue if they meet the basic criteria of being a family business and demonstrating excellence in family business principles. Over the years the program has honored a wide variety of family firms.

A network of more than 5,000 individuals are invited to recognize and honor Oregon’s leading family-owned businesses.

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor (1 available) $5,000 (commitment preferred by March 25, 2023)

  • Premium recognition and top billing among sponsors on printed and electronic pieces, such as event invitation (more than 5,000 subscribers) and website
  • Special “onstage” recognition by Center for Family Enterprise
  • Speaking role at event, such as introduction of award
  • Full table (8 seats) at in-person luncheon in Portland
  • Inclusion of company swag/gift in guest event boxes
  • Onscreen recognition during event
  • Acknowledgement in the College of Business newsletter, Business Matters (more than 19,000 subscribers)
  • Recognition of philanthropic support for the Center for Family Enterprise’s education, outreach and research efforts

Supporting Sponsor $2,500

(commitment preferred by April 22, 2023)

  • Recognition on printed and electronic pieces, such as event invitation (more than 5,000 subscribers) and website
  • Special “onstage” recognition by Center for Family Enterprise
  • Speaking role at event, such as introduction of award
  • Half table (4 seats) at in-person luncheon in Portland
  • Onscreen recognition during event
  • Acknowledgement in the College of Business newsletter, Business Matters (more than 19,000 subscribers)
  • Recognition of support for the Center for Family Enterprise’s education, outreach and research efforts

Sustaining Sponsor $1,000

(committed preferred by April 22, 2023)

  • Recognition on electronic pieces, such as invitation (more than 5,000 subscribers) website
  • Special “onstage” recognition by Center for Family Enterprise
  • Two seats at in-person luncheon in Portland
  • Onscreen recognition during event
  • Recognition of support for the Center for Family Enterprise’s education, outreach and research efforts

If you have any questions about sponsorship, contact maria.schell@oregonstate.edu.