Family Business

Each year, Seattle Business magazine honors of family businesses in Washington state that set the standard for excellence and success. Family-owned and family-operated businesses are unique.

Seattle businessman Joshua Green did a lot of things right when he built his fortune during the Gold Rush era. The shipping fleet he created was the precursor to the Washington State Ferries system. The insurance company he started became Safeco Corporation.

Heritage/Legacy award // Ensuring multiple generations of family leadership

Growth // Fostering a steady rise in new business

Transition // Identifying and embracing new opportunities

Innovation // Strategically employing new methods to achieve positive change

When you get right down to it, a family business will always be a mom-and-pop operation.