In November 2018, we were deeply honored to be a recipient of Twin Cities Business’s (TCB) 2018 Family Business Award. Each year, TCB recognizes family-owned and operated businesses across the state of Minnesota, who have shown willingness to adapt to keep their business growing, thriving, and relevant, and who have shown outstanding commitments to their families, their employees, customers, and communities.
This year, we were one of five honorees across the state who represented an array of industries, from retail to food service to manufacturing. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this group of amazing family-owned business.
As part of the honor, TCB created a short profile video (below) of Ideal Printers and wrote a feature in the November 2018 issue of Twin Cities Business Magazine–which you can access at the bottom of the post. We feel like this video does a great job of capturing who we are at Ideal Printers, and our ongoing commitment to our customers and our employees.
In addition to TCB’s profile of us, we were also presented with the award on November 1st, 2018, at the 2018 Minnesota Family Business Awards ceremony at the Hilton Minneapolis. Andy Olson (COO/Partner) gave a wonderful acceptance speech about the importance of working with each other respectfully, and how this reflects on the company and the corporate culture at Ideal Printers. You can watch the full acceptance speech below.
We want to thank Erich Hanson (Founder/CEO of August Ash) for nominating us for this award, and also the nomination committee, comprised of Tom Hubler (owner, Hubler for Business Families), Jessica Manivasager (shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron), Paddy McNeely (chairman and CEO, Meritex Enterprises), Ritch Sorenson (professor, University of St. Thomas), Erin Steckler (VP of Business Banking, Old National Bank), and the TCB staff for selecting us as a winner. We’re very grateful for this honor!