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MSU business college seeks nominations for annual Montana Family Business Awards

April 24, 2017 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN— Nominations for the 2017 Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Awards are due Thursday, June 1.

Sponsored by the college and State Farm Insurance, awards are based on multi-generational family business involvement and longevity, preparedness for succession, community and industry contributions, and innovative business strategies.

Awards are usually given to businesses in several categories: large, medium, small, very small, old and new.

All family businesses headquartered in Montana, except prior winners, are eligible for the awards. Anyone may nominate companies, and self-nominations are encouraged. Businesses that are nominated will receive an application packet to complete by July 1.

Winners will be honored at the annual Family Business Day in Bozeman, which will be held this year on Friday, Oct. 6.

Nomination forms are available online at or by emailing

Contact: Anna Reardon, (406) 994-6195 or