Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards


The Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards, presented by the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business, 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 this year's tradition.

Nominate a Family Business Today
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.  Please be aware that if you do submit after May, that your nomination will likely be considered eligible for the following year's Award cycle.  

Submit a Nomination

Rules & FAQs
In order 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 this year's Gala!
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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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Questions about the Awards?
Give us a call at 312.915.6490 or ilfboy@luc.edu