Top Texas Family Businesses AnnouncedOct. 17, 2005
by Cynthia Jackson (254) 710-7628
Family businesses from across the state of Texas are slated to be honored Thursday, Nov. 3, at the 16th annual Texas Family Business of the YearÂ® Awards banquet on the Baylor University campus.
Baylor's Institute for Family Business sponsors the program, which is designed to recognize firms whose families demonstrate a commitment to their community and strong business and family values.
"As a university which values both family traditions and business accomplishments, we at Baylor are proud to back an event which not only honors the commercial success of these businesses, but also recognizes their commitment to maintaining strong family relationships," said J. David Allen, director of the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
This year's award winners are:
Small family business - Horaney's Inc., Longview
Medium family business - Citizens 1st Bank, Tyler
Large family business - T.B. Butler Publishing Co. Inc., Tyler
Community commitment award - John Manlove Marketing & Communications, Pasadena
Family values award - Farias & Farias Customhouse Brokers, Laredo
Fastest-growing award - Power Service Products Inc., Weatherford
Founders award - Sykora Family Ford Inc., West
Well-managed award - The Expo Group, Irving
Heritage award - SGS Industrial Supplies, Brownsville
Finalists in this year's competition were: Claffey Pools, Southlake; Joslin Construction Co., Porter; Lifeguard Aeromed, Fort Worth; and REDLEE/SCS Group, Dallas.
John D. Stites II, CEO of J&S Construction Co., a family-owned business founded in 1957 in Cookeville, Tenn., is scheduled to be the evening's keynote speaker. For more information on the banquet or the competition, please contact Mary Abrahams at (254) 710-4159 or Mary_Abrahams@baylor.edu.
About Baylor Business
The Hankamer School of Business holds to a visionary standard of excellence whereby integrity stands shoulder to shoulder with analytic and strategic strengths to build leaders, not simply careers. The school is ranked 12th among non-doctoral business schools, 24th among private business schools and 66th in the nation, according to U.S. News "Best Undergraduate Programs." Visit www.baylor.edu/business for more information.