2019 Excellence in Family Business Awards
Thursday, November 21
The Nines Hotel | Portland OR
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.
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 Excellence Award 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.