University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Nominations Sought for 2nd Annual Family Business Awards

Family businesses are a major driver in the world economy.  What may often start as an idea in the home, with determination and innovation, grows into a business built to last. 

The University of Vermont School of Business Administration would like to recognize those alumni and Vermont-based businesses that have overcome the challenges of succession to achieve lasting success.  The Family Business Awards recognize and celebrate University of Vermont alumni's family owned businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to creating sustainable business through leadership and innovation.

The 2013 UVM Family Business Awards will be held on Saturday, October 5 at the Davis Center, in conjunction with the Business Pitch Competition during UVM's Homecoming Weekend.  

Businesses will be recognized in four categories:

  • 1st Gen: UVM graduate led start-up or purchased firms with multiple family members in ownership or operations,
  • Multi-Gen - U.S Based Enterprise: UVM graduate led firm tha thas completed at least one generational transfer within the familiy,
  • Multi-Gen - Global Enterprise: UVM graduate led firm that has completed at least one generational transfer with in the family,
  • Vermont Legacy Achievement Award: Vermont-based family business recognized or outstanding and long lasting success.

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Last year's ceremony