Baylor University Now Accepting Nominations for 2011 Texas Family Business of the Year

Jan. 11, 2011

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 22nd Annual Texas Family Business of the Year. The Institute Institute for Family Business at Baylor University hosts the annual awards ceremony to recognize and honor outstanding family enterprises from across the state of Texas.

The awards will be presented Nov. 3, 2011, at a banquet on the Baylor campus in Waco. Nominations will be accepted until April 8, 2011.

"We honor family-owned businesses, large and small, which care for their families, customers, employees and communities. Many have overcome hardship and adversity in order to keep their business successful and family relationships intact," said David Allen, director of the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

Past winners include Associated Supply Co. in Lubbock, Total Office Solutions in Dallas and First Place Foods in Garland. For a full list of the Texas Family Business of the Year recipients for 2010, click here.

Winners are chosen from three general categories - large (more than 151 employees), medium (51-150 employees) and small (50 or fewer employees). Outstanding firms also are honored in the special categories of Family Values Award, Community Commitment Award, Fastest-Growing Family Business Award, Well-Managed Family Business Award, Founders Award and Heritage Award.

The entries are judged on the following criteria: family involvement, community and industry involvement, and business success and succession.

More information about the awards and the nomination form can be found at http://www.baylor.edu/tx_family_business/nom. For more information, contact Dawn Maitz at Dawn_Maitz@baylor.edu.

About Baylor Business

The culture of the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University is guided by Christian commitment and champions life-long learning, highly-regarded scholarship and service to others as its highest ideals. The School seeks to produce business leaders with recognized integrity, superior theoretical knowledge and practical skills of modern global business developed through an experiential learning environment. The School engages a diverse group of undergraduate, graduate, and executive students and alumni in a curriculum that produces graduates of value to business organizations and to their communities. Visit www.baylor.edu/business and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/Baylor_Business.

Media contact: Cynthia Jackson, Hankamer School of Business, 254) 710-7628

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