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Family Business Awards

June 10, 2021 Jim Warner
Ray Strothman, FBC Member

Family businesses are important to the economy of our region. Thus, the Family Business Awards are a great way to recognize the contributions of these companies within the Kentuckiana region. For the UofL Family Business Center (FBC), these awards give us the opportunity to partner with Louisville Business First to showcase what we do in our community and to gain awareness in our region. (Photo by Christopher Fryer/Louisville Business First).

Business Advisor of the Year Nominees

  • Kristi Hagan-Mullins, Ahead Human Resources
  • Scott Olinger, Harding, Shymanski & Company P.S.C.#
  • Winner: Raymond Strothman, Strothman & Company#^

Rising Star/NextGen Nominees

  • Terry Hyland, Hyland Insurance/AHA Insurance Network
  • Christina Searcy, Mira#
  • Di Tran, Louisville Institute of Technology/Louisville Beauty Academy/USA Nails*
  • Lee Weyland, Core Real Estate Partners & Weyland Ventures#
  • Winner: Chelsea Ellis, Jim Reynolds Asphalt Contractor, Inc.

Legacy Leader Nominees

  • Allan Parnell, Mister “P” Express#
  • Deborah Charlton, PMR Companies, LLC
  • Winner: Steve Diebold, WireCrafters#

Brown-Forman Family Business Leadership Award (FBLA) Nominees

  • Kelly Abney, Mira#*
  • George Bell, Office Resources, Inc.
  • Winner: Cynthia Collier, Mister “P” Express#

Small Business of the Year Nominees

  • Madden Elevator Company#
  • Miller Co., Inc.
  • MPC Promotions, LLC
  • Winner: A.N. Roth Co.

Large Business of the Year Nominees

  • Advance Ready Mix – Camilla Schroeder#*^
  • Huber’s Orchard & Winery#
  • Jones Plastic & Engineering Co., LLC#
  • Louisville Paving & Construction Company
  • PMR Companies
  • WireCrafters, LLC#
  • Winner: Zoeller Pump Company#

(# = FBC Member/ * = UofL Alum/ ^ = CoB Advisory Board Member)

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