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2019 Family-Owned Business Awards

May 16, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Ballroom at the Ben, Philadelphia, PA

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Event Summary

The Family-Owned Business Awards program spotlights Family-Owned businesses who continue to grow and evolve in an ever-changing economy, while managing to stay true to their roots.

The Philadelphia Inquirer called for nominations from Inquirer readers and an external panel of experts reviewed and selected the 2019 winners. The nominees were evaluated on their business success and accomplishments and their civic/community service.

Honorees will be recognized at an awards program featuring a compelling panel discussion and profiled in the Business section of the Philadelphia Inquirer that reaches nearly 1 million readers!

Reach of Program:
- 250+ Business owners in attendance at Awards Luncheon event
- Winners profiled in a pull out section in the following Sunday's Business Section (Readership nearly 1 million)
- Coverage of (Readership of 6.6 million per month)

Program Details:
When: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Where: Ballroom at the Ben
834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Ticket price: $95, includes beer/wine and sit-down lunch
Expanded coverage: Sunday, April 28, Sunday Inquirer, Business Section

What to expect:
*Subject to change
11:00 am          Registration and Networking 
12:00 pm          Welcome Remarks, Terry C.Z. Egger 
12:15 pm          Luncheon
12:35 pm          Panel Discussion, moderated by Diane Mastrull 
1:05 pm            Q&A
1:15 pm            Awards
1:55 pm            Closing Remarks 

Panel Information:
Moderator: Diane Mastrull, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Panelist: Timothy J. Abell, President, Firstrust Bank
Panelist: Orphialasertrella Adams-Taylor, President & CEO, Aunt Orphia's Delicious Homemade Pound Cake Company
Panelist: Tom Brubaker, Senior Marketing Specialist, PECO
Panelist: Brian Quinn, Owner, BQ Basement Systems

Premium Seating Packages (Plus processing fees):

Executive Table: $5,500

  • Half-page, black & white advertisement alongside winner profiles in Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available)
  • Reserved table of 10 guests in a premium location
  • Company logo on event signage, PowerPoint presentation and "After-Event Advertisement"

Corporate Table: $3,500

  • Quarter-page, black & white advertisement alongside winner profiles in Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available)
  • Reserved half table for 5 guests in a premium location
  • Company name on event signage, PowerPoint presentation and "After-Event" advertisement"

Supporter Seating: $2,500

  • Eighth-page, black & white advertisement alongside winner profiles in a Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available)
  • Reserved seating for 3 guests 
  • Company name on event signage, PowerPoint presentation and "After-Event" advertisement

Event questions? Contact Angelica Irizarry at
Sponsorship Opportunities available. Contact Ron Maver at

Ballroom at the Ben

834 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Event Details

Congratulations 2019 Family-Owned Business Winners!

Community Service Excellence

  • Barbera Autoland and Barbera Cares Foundation

Family Business Leader of the Year

  • Brownstein Group
  • Central City Toyota

Innovation Excellence

  • Bq Basement Systems
  • Visual Communications 

International Development

  • Berk International 

Large Family Business (Companies sized 250+)

  • Chickie's & Pete's
  • Oliver Fire Protection & Security
  • The Rose Group

Midsize Family Business (Companies sized 100-249)

  • Asher's Chocolate Co.
  • City Cleaning Company, Inc.
  • Nolan Painting Inc.
  • P Agnes, Inc.
  • Post Brothers

Minority Owned Family Business 

  • Electro Soft Inc.

Multi-generational Family Business

  • Allan Myers, Inc.
  • Beer Brewing Company 
  • Di Bruno Bros.
  • Fred Beans Management Group
  • Hank's Gourmet Beverages
  • Scully Company
  • The DePaul Group

Retail Excellence

  • Golden Nugget Jewelers

Service Excellence

  • Karl Kramer & Company
  • Smart Park, Inc. and Expresspark, Inc.

Small Family Business (Companies sized <99)

  • BJS Hardwood Floors
  • Kershner Office Furniture
  • Kieffer's Appliances
  • Russell Roofing and Exteriors
  • Sauers Snow and Ice Management
  • Stephanou's Service Center

Up & Coming Family Business

  • Arora Engineers, Inc.
  • Farryn Electric

Veteran-Owned Family Business 

  • Corporate Source Catering 
  • Fink's Hoagies

Women-Owned Family Business

  • 15 Minutes
  • Aunt Orphia's Delicious Homemade Pound Cake Company
  • Group Dynamics In Focus
  • SLM-Facility Solutions Nationwide
  • The Expressive Hand Paint Your Own Pottery Studio 

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