Published: February 24, 2009
The Steinbrenner family of New York Yankees fame will be named the 2008
Outstanding Florida Family Business in an award ceremony on Friday,
March 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The University of Tampa’s Vaughn
Center. The program includes an awards luncheon and keynote speaker
11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. followed by a panel discussion 2 – 3 p.m. Tickets
are $45 per person, or $300 for a table of eight.
J.D., CPA and author of When Your Parents Sign the Paychecks, will give
the keynote address. A panel discussion will follow, featuring McCann,
Reid Haney from Hill Ward Henderson, Gene McNichols, CEO of the
McNichols Company and past Family Business Award winner; and Stephen G.
Salley of the GenSpring Family Offices.
George M. Steinbrenner
III is principal owner and chairperson of Yankee Global Enterprises, but
the business team also includes his wife Joan Steinbrenner, and
children Harold Z. Steinbrenner, Henry G. Steinbrenner, Jennifer
Steinbrenner Swindal, and Jessica Steinbrenner. The New York Yankees
enterprise is not just a baseball team, but a memorabilia company, a
cable television network, and a real estate business.
Family Business of the Year Awards were created in 2001 to recognize
the best of Florida’s family-owned, family-operated businesses. The
awards are sponsored by Hill Ward Henderson and GenSpring Family Offices
and presented by the John H. Sykes College of Business at The
University of Tampa. They are part of the college’s Florida Entrepreneur
and Family Business Program. In 2004, then-Gov. Jeb Bush declared
“Florida Family Business Day” to coincide with the award.
criteria include 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.
information about the Florida Family Business of the Year Awards, or to
reserve your seats, contact Angie Ballard at (813) 257-3782 or
, or register online at
by Monday, March 2.