An independent panel of four judges selects businesses in six categories that articulate the legacy of the business and how the organization fits into the fabric of a successful business community.
To be considered, companies were asked to provide thoughtful reflection and comment on a big business breakthrough that set their business on a new trajectory; an approach to leadership and employee development that shows their commitment to personal growth; how they shaped a culture for performance, inclusion and engagement; community development; and job growth and investment.
More than 500 businesses were nominated for the awards. An independent panel of judges had the challenging task of identifying 75 semifinalists, and then naming three finalists in each of three family and three private business divisions. The three finalists and the winner of each division was revealed at the awards ceremony in September.
Thank you to the award committee for selecting us and our story, and thank you to our Cincinnati family and privately-owned business peers for your support and encouragement. Congratulations to all of the category award winners, finalists and semi-finalists!