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Apply for the 2019 Family-Owned Business Awards

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About the Program
The Family-Owned Business Awards program honors family businesses that make up the backbone of the American economy. From small, boutique operations to large multi-generational firms, these entrepreneurial families are building business legacies that will last for generations to come. More than two thirds of privately held businesses in the U.S. are family-owned firms. Delaware Business Times will be celebrating the family-owned businesses that are successful, growing and moving America forward. Honorees will be profiled in Delaware Business Times and celebrated a high-energy awards celebration.

Benefits of Applying
Delaware Business Times Awards celebrate the achievements of Delaware’s business community by connecting them in person as they are honored at high-energy awards ceremonies. DBT award winners are growth-minded leaders who possess a passion for driving outcomes that benefit their clients, their industries and the world.

PRINT: Each Family-Owned Business Award honoree will be profiled in Delaware Business Times and on Delawarebusinesstimes.com for a combined monthly audience of more than 30,000 readers.

VIDEO: Delaware Business Times will capture each Family-Owned Business Award honoree’s inspiring story on camera at a custom program video shoot. Clips from each honoree’s video interview will be used to introduce them at the event. Upon request, custom, personalized videos can be created for corporate marketing campaigns.

EVENT: Family-Owned Business Award honorees will celebrate and network with their successful peers and other industry leaders at a high-energy awards ceremony dedicated to honoring their achievements and building the local business community.

DIGITAL: Announce your Delaware Business Times award and build a following via social channels, press release, digital and print promotion. Digital promotion lends longevity, credibility and market recognition to your brand.

Nomination Process and Criteria
There is no cost to apply.

  • Companies must be headquartered in the state of Delaware.
  • Companies must be multi-generational.
  • Companies must be family owned and operated.
  • Applicants must provide detailed and tangible accounts about the strategy, vision, growth and lasting legacy of the family business.

Application Submission and Evaluation
Please complete the following application fields in their entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Upon completion of the application, applicants will receive notification that their application has been received and is under review. All applicants will be evaluated by an independent panel of local business leaders and assessed strictly based on the information provided in the application. Applicants will be notified of their status by a DBT staff member
If you have questions about the Family-Owned Business Awards program or the application process, contact Moriah Canty,


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    Nichole Maisano January 4, 2019

    We are very excited to hopefully be a contender with this award!!


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