For the second year running, College of Design Dean's Advisory Board member, Richard Murphy, Jr.'s (BLA, BED, 1975; MBA, 1986) Murphy Warehouse Company has received a Minnesota Family Business Award. The company is a 2010 Minnesota Family Business Legacy Award recipient. The awards are sponsored by Minnesota Business magazine and Hubler for Business Families.
As a Legacy Award winner, Murphy Warehouse Company was recognized as a multi-generation family business that has thrived and successfully transitioned from one generation to the next based on five criteria: Business success, family involvement in the business, positive family business structure, an active board of directors with outside advisors, and dedication to philanthropy and community service.
"The Murphy family continues to work hard to build a company worthy of future generations, and we remain dedicated partners with our customers and the community," said Richard Murphy, Jr., Murphy Warehouse president and chief executive in a media release. "We are honored to receive this award and to be in the same company with our fellow nominees."