And The Winner Is….

In the wake of the recession business owners should be clamoring to gain market share by highlighting their company and showcasing the unique products and services they provide.. Like most business owners, you are constantly seeking new ways to grow your business, gain exposure and broaden the reach of your organization.  

With the economy struggling to find its way, we need to uncover more ways to speak to our target customers and gain recognition in a highly competitive environment.

Statistics show that over 70% of small and medium-sized businesses in America are family owned, and/or operated.  Recent studies have also indicated that there are over 50,000 family-owned businesses in Orange County alone.

So how do you stand-out from the fray? Gaining recognition will boost your reputation and enhance your credibility. For over a decade, the Family Business Council has partnered with the Orange County Business Journal to host the Family Business Awards.  Five OC based companies are honored as the Family Business of the Year in the following 5 categories: 

  • Small Business (less than 50 employees)
  • Medium Business (51-149 employees)
  • Large Business (150 + employees)
  • Start-up Business
  • Last but certainly not least Longevity  

A special luncheon announcing the winners will be held on November 30, 2011. Imagine your name being called in front of 400 family business peers and highly regarded executives. This is a great way to showcase your company, with the opportunity to be featured in the OCBJ.

Nominations are currently being received in each of the aforementioned categories, and we encourage you to not only nominate great companies with whom you do business, but we also strongly encourage self-nominations, as well.

To nominate a company for the 2011 Family Business Awards, visit the Orange County Business Journal site at  or through the Cal State Fullerton Family Business Council site at



About csuffamilybusiness

In 1995 Cal State Fullerton, the third largest business school in the nation, formed the Center for Family Business to assist family businesses in recognizing their common problems and in finding solutions to the unique issues that confront them. The Center's mission is to use education to help family businesses in our region grow and prosper and to keep harmony in the family.
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