2010 Connecticut Family Business of the Year Awards

Last night, my father Stanley and I attended the Connecticut Family Business of the Year Awards. Nine successful businesses were honored. Horst Engineering was honored in 1999, and it is an honor that our family is very proud of.  We have returned to the annual awards many times to support the new honorees. I knew of some of the businesses that were honored last night. Others were unknown to me until last night. That goes to show that even in a small state like Connecticut, there are thousands of family businesses.

Each business produced a video tribute. They were funny, touching, and informative. 2010 is the 15th anniversary of the University of Connecticut Family Business Program. 150+ businesses have been honored in that time. The program has done  much to improve the effectiveness of family businesses in our state. It has also raised the profile and illustrated the importance of these businesses to the larger economy. Family business is a great thing.

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