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Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards

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Daprato Rigali Studios, winner of the 2019 Small Family Business of the year Award.

The Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards, presented by the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago, recognizes companies with a strong commitment to both business and family. We are proud to share their stories and invite you to be a part of our annual tradition and celebration.

Nominate yourself or another family business

Nominations for the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards are accepted throughout the year. The official nomination period typically runs from June of one year to May of the next. If you do submit after May, your nomination will likely be considered eligible for the following year's Award cycle.

Submit a Nomination

Award details

Rules & FAQs To submit an award winning application, you've got to know the rules.
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Award categories There are six different award categories—which one is your family business eligible to win?
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Application info Check out these tips to make your application stand out from the crowd.
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Judging process A brief overview about what our judges look for in a winning application.
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Awards gala Celebrate the winners and finalists at our Annual Awards Gala in November!
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Sponsorship opportunities Show your support for excellence in family business.
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Past winners Check out the long history of prestigious honorees.
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Give us a call at 312.915.6490 or ilfboy@luc.edu