8th Annual Family Business Award Winners

Rhino Foods

Rhino Foods Inc.
1st Generation Family Enterprise

Bergman

Bergman Real Estate Group
Multi-Gen Family Enterprise

O'Brien Brothers

O’Brien Brothers
Vermont Legacy Family Enterprise

The Alchemist

The Alchemist
1st Generation Family Enterprise

Trapp Family

Trapp Family Lodge
Multi-Gen Family Enterprise

 

2020 Nominations and Applications are now open!

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

2019 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 April 30, 2020
  • Applications must be received by July 15, 2020
  • 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 31, 2020