“Recognition as the Family Business of the Year affirms our commitment to the family values that have been a part of the foundation of the business from the beginning,” says president Jeff Slosman, who accepted the award on behalf of his company.
The award acknowledges family-owned companies, their accomplishments and their commitment to community. In addition to judging a company’s success, it takes into account their innovative strategies along with practices instrumental in their growth and development. This award follows National Wiper Alliance’s recognition as Business NC Magazine’s Small Business of the Year in December 2015. Also in 2015, Slosman accepted an invitation to visit the White House, after receiving SBA’s NC Small Business Person of the Year award. National Wiper Alliance also received an honorable mention as NC Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year in 2015.
National Wiper Alliance, a dry wipe manufacturer located in Swannanoa, NC, began in 1996 with Jeff, his wife and grandfather filling orders out of a 2000-square-foot borrowed warehouse. Twenty years later, National Wiper Alliance operates out of a half-million square foot complex with more than 100 employees. Scott Daugherty, director of the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center praised National Wiper Alliance at the SBA event saying, “This is not rocket ships, there’s no glitz or glamour, but they’ve built one heck of a successful growth business.”
The Family Business of the Year award was given by the Wake Forest Center for Private Business, an organization that was established in 1999 by Dr. Stan Mandel and headquartered in Wake Forest, NC. Their mission statement reads, “The Center for Private Business enables privately owned businesses to achieve dreams for their business, family, employees, community and stakeholders by providing access to industry leaders, resources, networks and education.” WFCPB was recently able to expand and increase its staff and resources to better aid the growth of the businesses associated with them.
To learn more about the Wake Forest Center for Private Business, visit http://cpb.wfu.edu