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Family Business Awards & Excellence Awards

May 10 @ 8:00 am 10:30 am

The Family Business Awards, in partnership with the University of Louisville Family Business Center, recognizes outstanding achievements in family-owned businesses and shares stories of the region’s most successful firms.

The College of Business Excellence Awards are given annually to alumni and business innovators whose distinguished careers exemplify the local, national and international impact of the College of Business and our community.

2024 Family Business Honorees

The honorees below show leadership within their businesses, communities and industries as they seek to cultivate and strengthen legacy family firms in our region.

Legacy Leader

  • James Lancaster, CEO and Owner, Lantech                                                              

Family Business Innovator

The award recognizes a family member or nonfamily employee who has developed new ideas, products, processes or other advancements to improve operations at the company.

  • Henry Camp, president, Shippers Solutions
  • Caryn Dickinson, CEO, Artemis Electronics
  • David Horne, president, TagSwag
  • Julian Van Winkle III, president, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery

Rising Star/Next Gen

This award recognizes emerging leaders/next generation leaders who are making an impact in their business and their local community.

  • Elly Price, president, Munson Business Interiors
  • Scott Richardson Jr., financial adviser, Commonwealth Capital Management
  • Micheal Wright Sr., senior estimator, Jim Reynolds Asphalt Contractor Inc.

COMPANIES

Large Business of the Year

Recognizes a company with 151 or more employees that demonstrates excellence in strategic planning, employee and leadership development, community involvement, and an inclusive healthy culture.

  • American Roofing & Metal Co.
  • Jones Plastic & Engineering
  • Malone Workforce Solutions
  • Supermercado Guanajuato

Medium Business of the Year

Recognizes a company with 51-150 employees that demonstrates excellence in strategic planning, employee and leadership development, community involvement, and an inclusive healthy culture.

  • Glaser’s Collision Centers
  • Jefferson Animal Hospitals
  • Raque Food Systems

Small Business of the Year

Recognizes a company with 50 or fewer employees that demonstrates excellence in strategic planning, employee and leadership development, community involvement, and an inclusive healthy culture.

  • Cornbread Hemp
  • DLNI Hair & Fitness LLC
  • Owings Patterns Inc.
  • Presentation Solutions Inc.
  • Underhill Associates

2024 UofL College of Business Excellence Awards

Distinguished Service Award

  • Robert Whitaker               

Distinguished Corporate Partner

  • Texas Roadhouse             

Rising Star in Entrepreneurship

  • Jack Manzella

Entrepreneurship Circle of Fame Award

  • Tendai Charasika              

Positive Leadership Award

  • Lisa Dischinger          
  • Scott Koloms

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