Over the course of the past 26 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: Resiliency and Sustainability while maintaining the deserved respect of Legacy.

The 26th Annual Honoration was a great success as we were able to honor families in three categories and one honoree for the Professional Advisor Honoration.

Legacy Honoree
Sunset Farm Foods

Resilient Honorees
R.A. Dudley Nurseries, Inc.
Evans Tool & Die, Inc.

Sustainable Honorees
Jones Petroleum Company
CI2 Aviation
The Sack Company

Professional Advisor
The Hatton Group at Raymond James

Sponsorships for the 27th annual Honoration in 2021 are available and if you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please contact the Center at 470-578-6045, or CFEC@kennesaw.edu.


2020 Honoration Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Regions Bank

Gold Sponsors


RFA Management



Willamette Management Associates