FONA was named a finalist for the Illinois Family Business of the Year Award & the Community Service Award by Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center. This award program recognizes exceptional Illinois-based family businesses that demonstrate a strong commitment to business development, family, and the greater-Illinois community.
“We are honored to be chosen as a finalist for awards celebrating the important role of family businesses,” says FONA Chairman and CEO Joseph Slawek. “We believe family businesses play a vital part in strengthening our economy and our communities.”
ABOUT FONA INTERNATIONAL, INC. Founded in 1987, FONA International creates and manufactures flavors for many of the largest food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical companies in the world. It offers flavor solutions for the confection, grain, beverage, performance nutrition, OTC and emerging markets from its state-of-the-art, 33-acre campus in Geneva, IL. FONA International has established a reputation as the forward-thinking, independent solution provider in the very competitive flavor industry.
ABOUT THE LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO FAMILY BUSINESS CENTER The Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center is an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence dedicated to serving multigenerational, mid- to large-sized family businesses. The center provides transformational learning experiences aimed at increasing effectiveness in planning, problem solving, and preparing current and future generations of family business owners and managers.