Hubler for Business Families, in partnership with Minnesota Business Magazine
, is pleased to announce the distinguished list of finalists for the 2010 Minnesota Family Business Awards. The eight finalists were chosen from more than 50 of Minnesota's premier family businesses by an impartial selection committee after review of their well-wrought application packets:
Homes for Heroes
Murphy Warehouse Company
Schell's Brewing Company
The 2010 Minnesota Family Business Awards will be conducted Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at International Market Square, 275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405. Registration and seating begin at 6:30 pm with dinner served at 7:00 pm. Ticket purchasing information
The Minnesota Family Business Awards are dedicated to recognizing outstanding Minnesota-based family businesses, and promoting the considerable value family businesses bring to the state's economy and quality of life.
The awards were established through a partnership between Tom Hubler, CEO/founder, Hubler for Business Families, and Minnesota Business magazine.
The first Minnesota Family Business Awards event took place in October 2008 at the James J. Hill Reference Library in St Paul. In that inaugural year there was a single winner, The Harry G. McNeely, Jr. family, and their company, Meritex Enterprises.
In 2009, the event moved to the McNamara Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota, and attendance more than doubled. In fact, everything about it was bigger. The pool of nominations was exponentially larger, the selection committee grew, as did the sponsors.
That list included Bremer Bank, Gray Plant Mooty, Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP, the University of St. Thomas, the James J. Hill Library; Aureus; Chaffee & Associates; LAZARD Middle Market and Brooks Family Business.
The number of awards given was expanded as well. There was the Legacy Award and Emerging Growth Award, plus, three special recognition awards; Global Market, Community Commitment and Female Executive.