The nomination and application period for the 2019 Excellence in Family Business Awards is now closed.

If you have questions about a submitted nomination or application please call us at 541-737-3326. You can also read the award application requirements and process frequently asked questions

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.

2018 Honorees

The 2018 Excellence in Family Business Awards event took place on November 15th at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. Download the Tribute Magazine for the 2018 Excellence in Family Business Awards, view photos from the event, and learn more about each honoree by clicking the links below.

Business Renewal
Winner: Forest Hills Farms, Inc., Cornelius
Finalist: C&R Remodeling, Salem
Finalist: Paddington Station, Ashland
Family Harmony
Winner: Tec Laboratories, Inc., Albany
Finalist: Abbott & Associates Professional Placement, Inc., Portland
Finalist: Nicholas Restaurant, Gresham
Generational Development
Winner: C.M. & W.O. Sheppard, Inc., Hood River
Finalist: Lee Farms, Tualatin
Finalist: Stehn Family Funeral Homes, Inc., Milwaukie
Dean’s Family Business Leadership Award
Port Blakely, Seattle

Student Award
Madeline Mullins, Western Precision Products, Inc., Tualatin


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 EFBA 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. Read the 2018 EFBA Tribute Magazine online.

The Dean's Award for Family Business Leadership

Since 2008, ten distinguished family businesses and individuals have been recognized for their leadership in the essential family business elements of exemplary business practices, a strong family focus, and a commitment to their communities. View the past recipients of the Dean's Award for Family Business Leadership.