When you sign on for a career in public relations, accolades generally are set aside for others. We are strategic advisers who work in the background, purposely putting our client CEOs and colleagues in the spotlight instead of ourselves. But everyone likes to have their hard work recognized. So when we receive an award, it's nice to share our own accomplishments as a firm.
Earlier this year, LPR was honored to again be named to the Dallas Business Journal's list of top 25 North Texas public relations agencies. We were pleased to earn PRSA's Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation and a PRSA Dallas Pegasus Award for our work with Texas Farm Bureau. And now, we're gratified to add another recognition to our agency honors.
Last night, LPR Principal Blake Lewis, APR, Fellow PRSA, accepted the finalist award for the Texas Family Business of the Year. The Texas Family Business of the Year Awards Program recognizes multi-generational, family-owned firms whose families demonstrate a commitment to each other, to their employees, to the community and to business continuity.
We are extremely proud of the entire LPR team for shaping the culture and client results of our agency and making us worthy of such an honor.
And, of course, here is the official news release below.
Baylor Honors Family Businesses for Commitment to Community, Industry and Employees
Institute for Family Business celebrates Texas Family Businesses WACO, Texas (Oct. 27, 2015) –The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University will honor the 2015 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners and finalists at an awards banquet on November 19 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
The awards program – now in its 26th year – recognizes outstanding family firms who demonstrate a commitment to serve their community, industry and employees.
“The Institute for Family Business and Baylor University is privileged to honor great family businesses for the 26th consecutive year,” said William J. Worthington, director of the Institute for Family Business within the Hankamer School of Business. “The applicant pool provided stunning examples of the impact that firm, family, and faith can have on individuals, businesses, and the communities they serve.”
This year’s winners are:
- Small Family Business of the Year – Renfro Foods, Inc. – Fort Worth
- Medium Family Business of the Year – The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare Facilities - Georgetown
- Large Family Business of the Year – Georgetown Mortgage - Georgetown
- Community Commitment Award –Tranum Auto Group - Temple
- Family Values Award – Ben Franklin Apothecary - Duncanville
- Fastest Growing Award – Ready Seal, Inc. - Lewisville
- Well-Managed Award – Groves Equipment Rental Co., Inc. - Groves
- Founders Award – Freddy’s Auto Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Waco
- Heritage Award – Wylie Flower & Gift – Wylie
- Stewardship Award – High Point Travel Inc. – Dallas
- Young/New Business – Focus Behavioral Associates – Robinson
Finalists for the 2016 awards are:
- Amaral Tellawi, PLLC - Houston
- Financial Management Professionals, Inc. – Austin
- Home Abstract and Title Company - Woodway
- Houston Texas Dental Spa – Houston
- Lewis Public Relations, A Three Box Inc. Company - Dallas
- Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch – San Antonio
- Son Beverage Company – San Antonio
The Finalists include those companies that ranked so well, they impressed the panel of judges and scored within a fraction of the actual award winners.
Through the Texas Family Business of the Year Awards and other programs such as the Family Business Fall Forum and the Family Business Spring Symposium, the Institute for Family Business continues to fulfill its mission to develop and disseminate information relevant to the health and continuity of family businesses. Visit www.Baylor.edu/business/txfamily for more information.
ABOUT BAYLOR Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.
ABOUT HANKAMER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study. Visit www.baylor.edu/business and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/BaylorBusiness.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY BUSINESS The Institute for Family Business (IFB) is part of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. The IFB’s mission is to promote the tenets of Firm-Family-Faith on a global scale through transformational education, rigorous scholarship and Christian engagement between family owned businesses and Baylor University. Visit www.baylor.edu/business/familybusiness for more information.