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Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards Gala

Each year in November, we celebrate our Winners and Finalists and the tradition, dedication, and success of the family enterprise at our Awards Gala. This elegant evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and an awards presentation. Check back later for more information about our 2019 Awards Gala.

2018 Winners and Finalists

Category Winner Finalists
Small Business Category Cushing
  • A. Perry Homes
  • Batavis Enterprises
  • Daprato Rigali Studios
Medium Business Category Devon Bank
  • Digital Check Corp.
  • FONA International
  • West Side Tractor
Large Business Category Elkay
  • Carl Buddig and Co.
  • Ed Napleton Dealership Group
  • Handi-foil
Community Service Stenstrom Companies
  • Devon Bank
  • Ed Napleton Dealership Group
  • Elkay
  • Fellowes Brands
  • Rabine Group
  • Two Brothers Brewing
Dean's Award Nielsen-Massey Vanillas  
Century Award Follett  

About the Awards

The Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards are presented by the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business to companies with a strong commitment to both business and family.

In addition to business success, those recognized have demonstrated positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategies. More about the awards →


Contact us at 312.915.6490 or ilfboy@luc.edu