The spotlight shone on three decades of brilliance Nov. 19, including this year’s award winners, at the 2015 Excellence in Family Business Awards ceremony at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland.
The event celebrated the Austin Family Business Program’s 30 years of family business education, as well as conferred recognition on eight Oregon companies – winners and finalists in the categories of Business Renewal, Family Harmony and Generational Development – plus saw a special award given to Oregon’s oldest family business.
Nik Blosser, chairman of Sokol Blosser Winery and CEO of Celilo Media Group, emceed the event, which included remarks by Dave’s Killer Bread co-founder Shobi Dahl.
Winners and finalists were as follows:
Business Renewal: Rose City Label Company (winner), Hillsboro Implants & Periodontics (finalist).
Generational Development: David H. Sutherland & Co., Inc. (winner), Newberg Steel & Fabrication, Inc. (finalist), Hagan Hamilton Insurance (finalist).
Family Harmony: Roe Motors (winner), Lee Farms (finalist), Nicholas Restaurant (finalist).
Student Award: Mackenzie Day.
Dean’s Family Business Leadership Award: The Thomas Moisan Farm, established 1842, recognized as Oregon’s oldest family business.
Stories on the winners and finalists appeared in the event’s program.
There are also videos that honor the 2015 winners.