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Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards Gala


Mark Michuda of Michuda Construction, Inc. during his acceptance speech at the 2019 Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. Michuda Construction received the Century Award, which recognizes a company whose success and longevity has lasted 100 years or more under the leadership of the same family.

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. Below are the 2019 winners and finalists. Check back later about information regarding the 2020 awards gala.

2019 Winners and Finalists 

Small Business Category

Winner Daprato Rigali Studios
Finalists  Batavia Enterprises
Nexus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
United Engravers

Medium Business Category

Winner Rabine Group
Finalists FONA International
SWD, Inc.
West Side Tractor Sales

Large Business Category

Winner Magid
Finalists Baird and Warner
Carl Buddig and Co.

Community Service

Winner West Side Tractor Sales
Finalists Martin Engineering
Rabine Group
Two Brothers Brewing

Dean's Award

Winner Ozinga

Century Award

Winner Michuda Construction

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.


Contact us at 312.915.6490 or ilfboy@luc.edu