Georgia Family and Business Honoration

“Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.”

Kim Collins

Over the course of the past 25 years, the Cox Family Enterprise Center has presented close to one hundred awards to family businesses throughout the state of Georgia. The Georgia Family Business of the Year Awards have been a staple in our community, shining the light of recognition on all the hard work that these family businesses have done. Building on this amazing legacy, we would like to introduce an element of innovation to best capture two critical dimensions: the evolution of the needs of our Family Enterprise Community; and the reality of Entrepreneurial Families.

This led us to the idea of a​

“FaB Honoration Evening”

Research, practice and life teach us that there is no perfection; rather there are wonderful initiatives that individuals, families and businesses intentionally put in place to make better individuals, stronger families and more sustainable business models. Our main goal is always to model those initiatives to find ways to help our Family Enterprise Community grow. A great way to do this is by honoring and having a celebration for positive behavior that, if recognized and emulated, will concretely inspire this precious Community to reach new heights.

To have even a larger impact, we chose to introduce another novelty. We recognize that professional advisors to families and their businesses are a huge part of our community and so we will be honoring and celebrating those advisors who have demonstrated particularly constructive behaviors towards clients; and towards the improvement of the family business field as well.

The Honoration will be presented on February 28th, 2019 at Flourish by Legendary Events. In addition to the honored firms, all finalists will be recognized at the banquet. Invitations to the FAB Evening will go out to our judges, nominators, and finalists soon.

Application Deadline is October 31, 2018

Sponsorships are available now and if you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please contact Lanie Jordan at 470-578-6045, or

Click here to view photos from our 2017 Gala.

Click here to see a list of our Past Georgia Family Business of the Year Award Winners.