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Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards (1996-2019)
The Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards, presented by the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago, began in 1995 and ran for 25 years until 2019. At it's core, the Awards were a way to honor and celebrate family businesses with a strong commitment to both business and family, positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovate business practices and strategies.
Awards were presented in six categories:
- Large Family Business of the Year Award
More than 250 employees
- Medium Family Business of the Year Award
- Small Family Business of the Year Award
Less than 50 employees
- Community Service Award
Recognizing a company with exemplary community service efforts (both volunteer and monetary donations)
- Century Award
Recognizing a company whose success and longevity has lasted 100 years or more under the leadership of the same family.
- Dean's Award
Recognizing a business that excels in social enterprise, supply chain management or emerging markets.
We are proud to share their stories!
Winners Video Library
Around 2008 we began producing videos for each of our winning families to showcase the exceptionalism of each family business. View the most recent Illinois Family Business of the Year Award winners below, and visit our YouTube channel to see profiles of other winning family businesses.
Small Business Award 2019
Daprato Rigali Studios
Since 1860, Daprato Rigali Studios has been an industry leader in interior design, renovation, and restoration -- specializing in church restoration.WATCH VIDEO
Medium Business Award 2019
A leading provider of commercial, industrial, and retail asphalt and concrete parking lot pavement services across the country as well as roofing, snow removal and utility pipeline televising.WATCH VIDEO
Large Business Award 2019
Magid Glove & Safety Co.
America’s leading manufacturer, importer, and distributor of work gloves and personal protective equipment, including first aid products and protective and disposable clothing.WATCH VIDEO
Community Service Award 2019
West Side Tractor Sales Co.
An authorized, full-service John Deere construction and forestry equipment distributor throughout Northern Illinois and Indiana.WATCH VIDEO
Dean's Award 2019
A fourth-generation family-owned business providing concrete, materials, energy, and logistics solutions.WATCH VIDEO
Century Award 2019
Founded in 1919, this full-service general contracting and construction management firm specializes in constructing, developing, and renovating facilities for healthcare, education, and commercial clients throughout the Midwest and nationwide.WATCH VIDEO
Complete list of winners
For a complete list of winners, click here.