|“The event will provide a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the success our honorees have achieved in combining the best of family and business,” Family Business Center Director Kathy Baker says.||
2010 Family Business of the Year Winners
Griffith Real Estate Services, winner in the small category (fewer than 50 employees), grew out of the E.C. Griffith Co., one of Charlotte’s oldest family-owned real-estate firms. Started in 1912, the company has developed some of the Queen City’s leading institutions.
The Wake Forest Family Business Center presented its second North Carolina Family Business of the Year awards May 6, 2010 at Discovery Place in Charlotte. Former BB&T Corp. CEO John Allison was the keynote speaker. Winners were judged on their success, innovation, contributions to their communities and industry sectors, involvement by family members and commitment to keeping the company in the family.
This article originally appeared in the May 2010 issue of Business North Carolina magazine. Visit website.