The Campbell family of Chelan received a 2012 Washington Family Business Award, which is a well-deserved honor for the operators of Campbell’s Resort. Their family has made an enormous impact on the community over the years.
They received the Legacy Award for involving multiple generations of the family in the business. The resort was founded in 1901 and currently nine family members are shareholders and four are employed full time. Campbell’s Resort has 150 employees.
Seattle Business Magazine sponsors the award and the December edition profiled the honorees.
Clint Campbell, the resort’s director of sales and marketing, told the magazine that keeping a family business running for generations requires “open, clear and forthright communication, and policies in place before personalities are involved.”
One of the family members, Eric Campbell, also was one of the “30 under 35” leaders honored by our Wenatchee Valley Business World magazine last summer.
There aren’t many families who have been working together successfully for five generations over more than a century. We wish the Campbell family success for the next 111 years.