Members of the McCaffrey family, winner of the 2018 California Family Business Award, will speak at this year's event Sept. 4 in Fresno.

published on August 13, 2019 - 1:01 PM
Written by Gabriel Dillard

Nine local family businesses are in the running for the Distinguished Family Business Award — the 30th year for the family business awards program.

Presented by the Institute for Family Business at Fresno State, the award winner will be honored at a reception dinner Sept. 4 at TorNino’s in Fresno.

For three decades, the Institute for Family Business has provided education and resources for family-owned businesses, as well as scholarships for the next generation of family business students. Topics of interest for the Institute include general business planning as well as succession planning and conflict management.

Out of nearly 100 businesses that were nominated, the following companies will be honored as outstanding family businesses, with one to be unveiled as the 2019 distinguished Family Business Award winner:

— Bennett Water Systems

— C.A. Reding Company

— Fresno Truck Center

— Hedrick’s Chevrolet

— JD Food

— Realty Concepts

— ServiceMaster by Benevento

— Sethi Management

— Young’s Commercial Transfer

Jimmy Maxey of JD Food will also receive a lifetime achievement award.

The event will include keynote speakers from the McCaffrey Group, Inc., the 2018 California Family Business of the Year.

The California Family Business Awards are presented by Chase in partnership with Ruiz Foods. Tickets are $75 a person or $1,500 for a Silver Sponsor table of 10.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting Cara Peracchi Douglas, RSVP online at by Aug. 23. For more information, contact Yvette Angeles at 559.278.7137.

Related story: The McCaffrey Group wins California Family Business Award

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