Charlotte-based Rose Chauffeured Transportation won 2014 Family Business of the Year in the medium-sized business division from the Wake Forest University Family Business Center.
H.A. Thompson and his son Andy have built the Rose name into the largest corporate ground transportation company in the Carolinas, according to Wake Forest. They grew the business from one car in 1985 to 53 today.
Recipients will be recognized at the sixth annual awards celebration 6-8 p.m. at The Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte.
To be nominated for the Family Business Awards, a business must have its headquarters in North Carolina. Businesses are evaluated based on innovative business strategies and practices, business growth and development, contributions to the community and industry, involvement by family members and generations, and commitment to family well-being. The nomination process is open from July to November each year.
Winners are named in four categories: century, large, medium and small.
To nominate a family for the 2015 Family Business of The Year Award visit www.familybusiness.opcd.wfu.
edu/awards. Deadline is Nov. 7 for nominations and Dec. 5 for applications.
Want to go to the awards ceremony? Visit The Family Business Center website. Tickets are $125 each or six for $600.