June 7, 2016
Harvey Hanna & Associates is very excited and honored to be a finalist for the 2016 Family Owned Business Award, presented to winners by Today Media and Delaware Business Times later this month. This elegant event will honor the impact and legacy of Delaware-based family owned businesses make to the local economy and community. Winners will be revealed at the event, taking place Thursday, June 23rd at the Christiana Hilton in Newark, Delaware.
There will be awards presented to winners of the Small Size Business, Medium Size Business and Large Size Business. As well as Specialty awards for the following categories; Excellence in Community Service, Excellence in Customer Service, Excellence in Innovation and Technology, Legacy Family Business Award, Emerging Family Business.
The panel of judges include members of the business community and Today Media executives who take into account the following when making their decisions; family involvement, succession planning, ethics, innovation and active community service.
According to Rob Martinelli, publisher and CEO of Today Media, One of my favorite things about being publisher of Delaware Business Times is getting to be on the panel that judges the nominations for the Family Owned Business Awards. It’s always interesting to read the stories of so many incredible Delaware Family Owned Businesses. I said that this was one of my favorite things, but it’s not easy.–Delaware Business Times, May 24, 2016, From The Publisher
Harvey Hanna & Associates is one of 17 finalists, all very worthy and esteemed local Family Owned Businesses. Two-thirds of all businesses in the world are family-owned, accounting for 70% of the global gross domestic product and over half of the world’s jobs. According to the Conway Center for Family Business, family-owned businesses make up 35% of the Fortune 500 companies and account for 64% of the United States’ Gross Domestic Product.
Walmart is the largest US family-owned business, but Delaware has no shortage of family-owned businesses with large family-owned companies such as, W.L. Gore, Pettinaro and last year’s winner of the Family Owned Business Award, MDavis.
While Harvey Hanna & Associates owns and manages more than 3 million square feet of commercial, retail and warehouse space in Delaware, the company’s crowning achievement is the creation and redevelopment of the Twin Spans Business Park located in Old New Castle, Delaware. The previous vacant and abandoned manufacturing facility now boasts 2 million square feet of Class A commercial warehouse, distribution and office space and is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies and more than a thousand employees.
Those of us at HHA wish all the finalists the best of luck and look forward to networking with them at the awards dinner. This elegant evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinner and awards ceremony. Family owned businesses are an integral part of the business and social fabric of our state and HHA is so excited to be part of it all! Please help us celebrate achievements that are generations in the making!