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Pacific Lutheran University

PLU Family Enterprise Institute




Family Business 2008 Winners Announced

Click here to see full details of the 2008 Winners

Winners:

            Small Business Category                    Hunnex and Shoemaker, Inc.
            Small Business Category                    Roman Meal Company
            Medium Business Category                Medosweet Farms, Inc.
            Heritage Business Category               Bob Bandy & Sons

Finalists:  
            Coffee Fest
            Ferrill’s Auto Parts, Inc. dba Pull A Part
            Northwest Door, Inc.
            Prestige Custom Builders
            Star Moving Systems
            Vernon & Associates Court Reporters

 

Call for 2009 Nominations

Help us identify the best in Washington family business.

 
To view of list of winners from previous years choose a year:  1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007


Our Mission

What is the PLU Family Enterprise Institute?

The Family Enterprise Institute is a forum for interaction and learning across family generations, professional service providers, and academics - all of whom are concerned with the unique challenges facing family owned and controlled businesses.

Estimates are that family enterprise contributes as much as 65% of GNP and 50% of new job creation in the U.S. economy. While many family-owned businesses are small, as much as one third of the Fortune 500 are family-owned or controlled. Clearly, such businesses are the essence of entrepreneurial energy and free enterprise!

Despite such scale and impact, family enterprise is, in many respects, endangered. Family dynamics, difficulties in managing growth transitions,and hostile tax and regulatory environments make the preservation and promotion of family enterprise a formidable challenge.

That is why PLU created the Family Enterprise Institute. To provide real-world, leading-edge educational programs, advisory services, and policy analysis and advocacy. Practical, valuable, and timely support that nurtures individual, family, and business performance. Services that not only promote a high quality of life, but assure the future of the enterprise. Its purpose is simply stated:
"To preserve and promote family enterprise within the Pacific Northwest."

 
To view of list of winners from previous years choose a year:  1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007

Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Catherine Pratt
Tel: 253-535-7250
Fax: 253-535-8723
Address: Family Enterprise Institute
PLU School of Business
Tacoma, WA 98447
E-Mail: fament@plu.edu