Sykes College to Announce Family Business Winners

Published: May 6, 2004

The University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes College of Business will announce the winners of the Florida Family Business of the Year Awards on Friday, May 14, at the Vaughn Center. Panel sessions on issues important to family business leaders begin at 8:30 a.m., and a luncheon begins at noon.

 

Gov. Bush has declared May 14 “Florida Family Business Day.”  The awards, presented annually by the Sykes College of Business, honor the best of Florida’s family-owned, family-operated businesses. Criteria include, among others, the innovation of the business’s strategies and practices, expression of positive family values in the business, the quality of the link between the family and the business, contributions to the community, and overall growth and viability.

 

Five categories are awarded: large (more than 250 employees), medium (50-250 employees), small (fewer than 50 employees), heritage (more than 50 years) and new (less than 10 years). A community service award also is presented, and may be awarded to a nominee from any category.

 

The 2004 finalists, by category:

 

New

Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Tampa

 

Small

Ciccarelli Advisory Services Inc., Naples

Photoengraving Inc., Tampa

 

Medium

Auto Tag Management Group Inc., Ft. Lauderdale

Brownlee Lighting, Orlando

Gold Cup Coffee Services Inc., Tampa

Home Financing Center, Coral Gables

Mark Master Inc., Tampa

Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center, St. Pete Beach

 

Large

S & S Electric Co. Inc., Oldsmar

T & D Concrete Inc., Wildwood

 

Community Service

Auto Tag Management Group, Ft. Lauderdale

Mark Master Inc., Tampa

S & S Electric Co. Inc., Oldsmar

T & D Concrete Inc., Wildwood

 

Heritage

MarkMaster Inc., Tampa

Photoengraving Inc., Tampa

Rinaldi Printing Company, Tampa

S & S Electric Co. Inc., Oldsmar

 

For more information, contact the Office of Public Information at publicinfo@ut.edu.