2019 Excellence in Family Business Awards
Thursday, November 21 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Nines Hotel | 525 SW Morrison | Portland OR

Ticket Pricing

  • Adult ticket $80 for ages 13 and up
  • child's ticket $15 for ages 3 - 12
  • Under 3 - free
  • Reception only $50

Dean's Award for Excellence: Ping Golf, Karsten Manufacturing

Event Emcees: Dylan McEntee and Gabrielle McEntee, Mo's Seafood and Chowder

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.

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.

2019 Sponsors

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2018 Excellence Award Honorees

Read all about last year's honorees! 

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

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.