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Georgia Family Business Awards

By Chip Rogers Posted October 7, 2013 9:44am (EDT)
Haverty's is this year's recipient of the Cox Century Award.

Haverty's is this year's recipient of the Cox Century Award.


The Georgia Family Business of the Year Awards is given out each year by the Cox Family Enterprise Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.

The Georgia Family Business of the Year Awards honor and recognize the positive contributions provided by family firms who have successfully combined business with family. Companies are chosen on the basis of proven business success, multigenerational family involvement in the business, positive linkages between family and business, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategies.

“With more than 200,000 family businesses in Georgia, these remarkable family-run firms are leaders in their communities and industries, and add significant value to the economic development of Georgia,” said Joe Astrachan, executive director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center.

Award categories are based on the size of the company (small, medium and large). The Cox Century Award is also given to a company that has been in business for a minimum of 100 years.

Congratulations goes out to the 2013 Georgia Family Business of the Year Award winners:

Cox Century Award

Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. of Atlanta

Large Business (250+ employees)

Ed Voyles Automotive Group (Marietta)  

Medium Business (50 to 250 employees)

General Produce, Inc. (Forest Park)

Small Business (fewer than 50 employees)

Hill Aircraft (Atlanta)

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