The 11th edition will be held on Friday, October 7th 2022 in Burlington, VT at the UVM Grossman School of Business.

10th Annual Family Business Award Winners



Lawson's Finest Liquids
1st Generation Family Enterprise
Video: The Lawson's Story
 



Giroux’s Poultry/Grains/Orchards

Multi-Gen Family Enterprise

 

Healthy Living Market
Multi-Gen Family Enterprise

 

H. N. Williams Store
Vermont Legacy Family Enterprise
Video: The H. N. Williams Story
 

2022 Nominations are now open!

Anyone can nominate, self-nominations are welcome.

Family businesses are a major driver in the world economy. What may start as an idea in a home, with determination and innovation, grows into a business built to last. The University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business recognizes and celebrates first and later generational family owned businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to creating sustainable business through leadership and innovation.

Who Can Be Nominated:

Family Enterprises in the following categories can be nominated:

  • 1st Gen: Start-up or purchased firms with multiple family members in ownership or operations.
  • Multi-Gen - Family Enterprise that has completed at least one generational transfer within the family.
  • Multi-Gen - Global Enterprise that has completed at least one generational transfer within the family.
  • Vermont Legacy Family Enterprise: Vermont based family business recognized for outstanding and long lasting success..

Who Can Nominate?

Nominations can be submitted by the company (self-nominations) or by associated parties.

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will evaluate the nominations and select the winners based on the following criteria:

  • Financial success of the company
  • Governance of the family and the business
  • Contributions to the community and industry
  • Innovative business practices or strategies

2022 Judges:

Over The Years:

1st GENERATION FAMILY ENTERPRISE: Start-up or purchased firm with multiple family members in ownership or operations.

MULTI-GEN FAMILY ENTERPRISE: Family firms that have completed at least one generational transfer within the family.

MULTI-GEN GLOBAL ENTERPRISE: Family firms that have completed at least one generational transfer within the family.

VERMONT LEGACY FAMILY ENTERPRISE: Vermont based family business recognized for outstanding and long lasting success -

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Contact

For any questions about the Family Business Awards please email gsbfba@uvm.edu

Family Business Awards Fast Facts 

  • Nomination forms can be submitted by the company or by associated parties
  • Nominations must be received by May 15, 2022
  • Applications must be received by July 10, 2022
  • Selected nominees will be invited to submit a full application
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for the award
  • Honorees will be notified by August 22, 2022