The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago`s Quinlan School of Business announced the winners of it`s 20th Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. Glik Stores was the recipient of the award in the Large Family Business category. This awards program recognizes exceptional Illinois-based family businesses that have demonstrated positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community ,and innovative business practices and strategies.
In determining the award ,Loyola`s partial description of Glik`s attributes “The family`s marketing , buying savvy and personal service have helped them survive and thrive in a tight retail environment for over 116 years. Creating a socially conscious and sustainable business has earned Glik`s its reputation for an honest approach to retailing at a fair price”
Loyola University, founded in 1870 is one of the nation`s largest parochial universities. Loyola`s Quinlan School of Business is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to serving multigenerational family businesses . The center upholds it`s tradition
of excellence in education , focusing on responsible leadership and development of the “whole person”.
Glik Stores ,established in 1897,is a privately owned business in its 4th generation of family owners . The apparel and footwear store chain has 61 locations in 9 states and has headquarters in Granite City,Illinois