Nomination Applications for Family Business of the Year 2012 Just Released

Madison, NJ (March 7, 2012)—Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship is now accepting nominations of family-owned firms for consideration in the 2012 New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards recognizes family firms that best exemplify strong business acumen, active family engagement, innovation and community involvement. The finalists are then awarded during a luncheon in October.

There are two categories for companies to enter: companies with annual revenues of up to $10 million and those over $10 million. Last year’s winners were Cooper Pest Solutions of Lawrenceville, NJ (up to $10 million category) and Sickles Market of Little Silver, NJ (over $10 million category). 

The awards program, sponsored by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University, PNC Bank, and New Jersey Monthly magazine, represents the only statewide effort to specifically honor family-owned companies for their significant role in the economy and contributions to the community. Winners of the National Family Business of the Year Competition will be featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine.

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation.

To nominate a family-owned business or learn more information, visit www.fdu.edu/rothman or call (973) 443-8880. 

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