St. Andrews Golf & Country Club Named Illinois Family Business of the Year

St. Andrews Golf & Country Club, a Jemsek-Hinckley property located in West Chicago, Ill., has been selected by the Loyola University Family Business Center as the winner of the 2011 Illinois Family Business of the Year Award.

This award recognizes the top family-owned businesses in the state. Since 1993, the organization has selected businesses each year that demonstrate a strong commitment to both business and family. St. Andrews was the award recipient for the medium-sized business category. This is the first golf facility to receive this honor. The awards ceremony and banquet for Illinois Family Business of the Year took place November 29 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.

"St. Andrews is honored to have won this award," said Marianne Jemsek Hinckley. "We could not have succeeded without our loyal customers and dedicated staff that has helped us to improve our business each year. After 85 years in business the Hinckley and Jemsek families look forward to our next 85. We truly appreciate the support of our extended family, friends and community leaders."

The Illinois Family Business of the Year awards drew over 250 nominations for the five categories which included; small, medium and large businesses as well as awards for community service and the Century Award. Winners of this award have shown a strong connection to family business operations, community support, innovative business strategies, and perseverance.

About St. Andrews Golf & Country Club

Founded in 1926, St. Andrews Golf & Country Club is a 36-hole golf and banquet facility owned and operated by the Jemsek-Hinckley family. Marianne Jemsek Hinckley and her family run the golf business and follow in the footsteps of her grandfather Frank Hough and parents Joe and Grace Jemsek. Thus far, five generations of the family have worked in the business. The business has received awards for quality and community service from organizations such as the PGA of America and National Golf Foundation. For more information, visit