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Freeman Recognized With Well-Managed Award by Baylor Institute for Family Business


DALLAS – (September 27, 2011) – Freeman, the premier provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, has been awarded the Well-Managed Award by the 2011 Texas Family Business of the Year Awards Program hosted by Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business.

Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business recognizes family-owned companies that demonstrate a commitment to business continuity through its annual Texas Family Business of the Year Awards. Freeman was among the distinguished companies recognized for being responsive to the needs of their employees, communities and industries.

In its third generation of family management, Freeman continues to carry forward the entrepreneurial spirit of the company’s origin; it remains family-owned and customer-driven with a commitment to providing reliable, consistent and highly-regarded products and services. Additionally, Freeman demonstrates commitment to employees through the Employee Stock Ownership program which is in its 30th year, making it one of the nation’s oldest and largest plans.

“Integrity has been the foundation of Freeman’s culture since my grandfather, Buck Freeman, founded this company in the 1920s, and it still is today,” said Carrie Freeman Parsons, Freeman’s Vice Chair and Baylor alumna. “We remain committed to the well-being of our employees, communities, industry and environment.”

“For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn’t enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”

The awards banquet will take place at the Baylor University campus in Waco, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The banquet will be preceded by a Family Business Forum from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., in the Bill Daniel Student Center at Baylor.

Since 1927, Freeman has provided customers with comprehensive services for face-to-face marketing events including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with 70 offices in North America, Freeman produces more than 14,000 special events annually, including more than half of the 200 largest U.S. trade shows. Freeman has the ability to assist customers in all aspects of the trade show process, from set-up to take-down and everything in between. An employee-owned company, Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people, providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous awards for excellence in the trade show industry. For more information visit


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