Application deadline is November 25, 2018

"Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.”​

Kim Collins​

Over the course of the past 25 years the Georgia Family Business of the Year Awards have been a staple in our community by shining the light of recognition on the hard work done by family businesses. Over this quarter century the Cox Family Enterprise Center has presented close to one hundred awards to family businesses throughout the state of Georgia.

Building on this amazing legacy, we decided to introduce an element of innovation capturing two critical dimensions: the evolution of the needs of our Family Enterprise Community, and the reality of Entrepreneurial Families.

Research, practice and life teach us there is no perfection; rather there are wonderful initiatives that individuals, families and businesses intentionally put in place making better individuals, stronger families and more sustainable business models.

Our main goal is to model those initiatives helping our Family Enterprise Community grow. A great way to do this is by honoring and hosting a celebration for positive behavior that, if recognized and emulated, will concretely inspire this precious Community to reach new heights. We are pleased to announce the NEW CATEGORIES for the Georgia Family Business of the Year:

Resilient Family Honoration

Sustainable Business Honoration

Legacy Honoration (Formerly known as the Cox Enterprises Century Award)

To have even a larger impact, we are pleased to introduce another innovation.

Family Enterprise Advisor Honoration

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 behaviors advancing 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 Honoration Evening will go out soon.

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.