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Baylor University Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Texas Family Business of the Year

Jan. 31, 2017

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 28th Annual Texas Family Business of the Year Awards. The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University hosts this annual awards program to recognize and honor outstanding family enterprises from across the state of Texas. Nominations will be accepted until April 28, 2017.

"It is our goal to honor outstanding family-owned businesses in the areas of community commitment, family values and successful business management," said Terry Maness, dean of the Hankamer School of Business. "We are looking for companies that show concern for their family and its role in the business and community, as well as demonstrate contributions to their industry. We are looking for role models for the family in business."

To be nominated, a firm must be headquartered in Texas and have one or more of the following characteristics: owned and operated by different generations of a family, have more than one member of a family with active employment in an organization owned by a family or a family holding company which is presently operating a business.

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

More information about Texas Family Business of the Year, visit The nomination form can be found at

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