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NJ Family Business of the Year Awards 2019 – Accepting Nominations

Madison-based Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship announces its 27th year of honoring family businesses in New Jersey. Nominations are now being accepted through June 1 for the 27th Annual New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards.

This program recognizes the significant contributions to the economy and community made by extraordinary family businesses. Their innovative strategies, personal achievements and business practices are vital for a strong New Jersey economy.  A panel of judges made up of past winners, members of the business community and FDU’s faculty choose the companies that best exemplify a multigenerational impact on the community, perseverance, commitment to family and business success.  Dr. Dale Caldwell, executive director of the Rothman Institute, states, “Family businesses form the foundation of the New Jersey economy. It is therefore essential that we support these businesses and celebrate their success.”

Sally Glick, MBA, principal and chief growth strategist at Sobel & Co. LLC, will return as master of ceremonies.  Glick has over 30 years’ experience working as a marketing consultant dealing with a wide range of CPA firms nationwide. Her experience does not end there, she is immensely involved in the business community serving on several boards and has received numerous awards. “For several years Sobel & Co has been a proud sponsor of the annual Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Family Business of the Year program. Since our inception more than 60 years ago, our firm has served the middle market, family-held business community.  As such, it is an honor to partner with FDU to spotlight some of the best representatives of successful privately-held companies across the state. This is the only event that recognizes New Jersey family businesses and it is exciting to reward their efforts and celebrate their significant impact on the state’s economy and quality of life,” adds Glick.

This year, we will be honoring our finalists at the annual awards luncheon at the Crystal Plaza on Oct. 23.  Those honored at the luncheon represent some of the very best of family business in New Jersey. The winners will be featured in New Jersey Business Magazine.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available at

The 2019 NJ Family Business of the Year Awards is sponsored by New Jersey Business, FDU’s Rothman Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the Crystal Plaza, Coughlin Duffy LLP, New Jersey Business & Industry Association and Sobel & Co., LLC.

Part of Silberman College of Business since 1989, the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship supports, promotes and researches entrepreneurship with a special focus on family owned and veteran businesses. For more information on FDU’s Rothman Institute programs, please visit

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