Rose City Label has applied for the Austin Family Business of the Year award through Oregon State University.  We were nominated by friend and customer Jim Kennedy of Consolidated Business Machines – the award winner from 1997.  Thank you Jim for your confidences in our company.

The Austin Family Business program at OSU was started by Ken and Joan Austin of A-Dec, the dental products company (and label customer) in Newberg, OR.  The program is designed to train, coach, and inspire family businesses and to help them succeed.  The program has many resources for businesses like ours, and more can be found at the program website by clicking here.

As part of the award competition, we prepared a PowerPoint presentation about our company and its history.  You can download the presentation by clicking here.

The awards will be announced at a formal dinner in November 2013 and we are looking forward to it.  Regardless of the outcome, we have learned much about our family and our business by going through this process.  We are honored to be considered for this prestigious award.