Fresno State’s Institute for Family Business invites the public to nominate San Joaquin Valley businesses for the 27th annual California Family Business Awards. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 15. Local family businesses demonstrating significant, successful development are encouraged to enter. Qualifying nominees for the award must have two or more family members in the day-to-day business and must have been in business for at least five years. Nominees and finalists in past years are urged to resubmit their nomination for the award. From those nominations, five finalists are selected and honored at the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 19, at Pardini’s Catering and Banquet Hall in Fresno (2257 W. Shaw Ave.). After all five finalists are honored, one is announced as the recipient of the California Family Business of The Year Award. Visit the awards website to complete the nomination form. INFO: Institute for Family Business at 559.278.5662.