2007 “Excellence in Business” Award Judge

The Oberlanders continue to participate in OSU’s “Excellence in Business” Award Program. In 2007, Tanna Oberlander was nominated to be an “Excellence in Business” Award Judge. She represented Pro Weld by participating on the Judging Panel with other past award-winning family recipients from all over Oregon.

The Award Judges selected nominees (hundreds of application pages), voting on finalists. Upon being selected, finalist competed before their peers who comprise the Judges Panel in Portland (past Award-Winning Family Owned Businesses). The Judging Panel awarded four separate categories of winners (Micro, Small, Medium and Large) to receive the year’s honor of “Excellence in Business”.

Tanna Oberlander Former Award Recipient Judges 2007 OSU Award Winners

2007 OSU Family Business Pro Weld Judge Panel

The family owned businesses selected for each award category displayed their competence in meeting and exceeding the requirement for business succession, and superior business practices for success. Oberlander joined the Award Panel and Award Winners for the “Excellence in Business” ceremonies in Portland, Oregon Fall 2007.

2005 Excellence in Family Business Award Winner 

Pro Weld Oberlanders Award Winners of OSU Austin "Excellence in Family Business"

Pro Weld Oberlanders Award Winners of OSU Austin “Excellence in Family Business”

From the Oregon State News and Research Communications Press Page:

 “Excellence in Family Business” Winner Announcement:

Pro Weld Inc. of White City won top honors in the small category, which includes businesses with 10 to 24 employees. Pro Weld specializes in custom construction and technical welding. Judges chose this company because of its ability to involve family in all aspects of business, its innovative business direction, strong involvement within the community, and strong marketing plan.

2005 Oberlanders Excellence in Family Business Awarded to Pro Weld from OSU

Oberlanders Award Winning Ceremony at OSU’s 2005 “Excellence in Family Business” for Pro Weld with a letter from Oregon Governor.

Pro Weld's Oberlander Family Awarded Excellence in Family Business 2005

Pro Weld’s Oberlander Family Awarded Excellence in Family Business 2005

2004 Finalist Announcement

Previous to 2005, Pro Weld was nominated for the

“Excellence in Family Business Award” 

Finalist Announcement: Pro Weld’s “Excellence in Family Business Finalist”


CORVALLIS – A White City firm, Pro Weld, has been honored as a finalist in the 2004 Excellence in Family Business Awards, presented by Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program.

In the small business category for firms with 10-20 employees, judges noted Pro Weld’s achievements in innovation, economic and community contributions and commitment.

Owned by the Oberlanders, Pro Weld includes James, Penny, Tanna and Eli Oberlander, as well as daughter and office manager Tifiny Skirvin. Pro Weld field welders travel throughout Oregon and Northern California providing a variety of standard and special process welding services. The company maintains a website at www.pro-weld.com.

Award winners were selected from nominations from businesses and individuals from throughout the region earlier this year. This year’s winners also include firms from Rickreall, Lincoln City, Dayton and Woodburn.

Fully 90 percent of Oregon’s businesses are family-owned, and firms such as Pro Weld contribute more than $24 billion in annual payroll to Oregon’s economy.

The Excellence in Family Business Awards program, presented annually by OSU’s College of Business Austin Family Business Program, was founded in 1988 to applaud the accomplishments and contributions of family businesses. The Austin Family Business Program works to provide service and support to family-owned businesses through workshops, training seminars and OSU’s family business management course.

For information about the Family Business Awards or the Austin Family Business Program, call (800) 859-7609 or visit www.familybusinessonline.org.