Texas Family Business of the Year

Application Information

Texas Family Business of the Year

Application packets will be accepted for the 2019 Texas Family Business of the Year Awards from February 4 until July 19, 2019 under the newly extended deadline. Awards will be presented November 8, 2019 at a banquet on the Baylor campus in Waco.

The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University hosts this annual awards ceremony to recognize and honor outstanding family firms from across the state who show concern for their family and its role in the business and community,demonstrate contributions to their industry and their community and are role models for the family in business.

Winners are chosen in 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, Community Commitment, Fastest-Growing Family Business, Well-Managed Family Business, Founders Award, Heritage Award, Stewardship Award and New Business Award.

To apply, a firm must be headquartered in Texas and have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • has been owned and operated by different generations of a family
  • the potential exists for ownership to be passed on to a younger generation
  • more than one member of a family has active employment in an organization owned by a family
  • a family holding company which is presently operating a business

Please click on the following link to view the 2019 Texas Family Business of the Year Application Instructions. Use the Microsoft Word 'Save As' command to save a copy to your computer.


The online application can be found here - Online Application Form. Complete the online application form and mail the signed Truth of Information Release with a cd containing photos to

Linda Ramirez, Program Manager
John F. Baugh Cener for Entrepreneurship
Hankamer School of Business
Baylor University
One Bear Place #98011
Waco, Texas 76798-8011

Completed application materials must be received by July 19, 2019 to be considered for the 2019 Texas Family Business of the Year Awards.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Ramirez at the Institute for Family Business at phone 254-710-4157, or e-mail Linda Ramirez.

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