Member News & Interesting Reading – August

In our Monthly Message, we highlight news stories about our members and provide links to articles that may be of interest to family businesses. Here is what we have for August:

Member & Service Provider News

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls adds yurts to its accommodations
The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls has just unveiled the newest and most unique lodging experience in southeast Ohio’s gorgeous Hocking Hills region. In addition to its existing cabins, charming cottages and cozy inn rooms, the Inn now offers guests yurt accommodations, starting at $199 per night. The only property in the Hocking Hills to offer luxury yurt accommodations with a complimentary breakfast, yurt reservations are now available at at innatcedarfalls.com or by…

Ohio’s best hospitals, according to US News & World Report’s latest rankings
Columbus Business First
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital was the only other Central Ohio hospital in the state’s Top 10 at No. 9. OhioHealth Grant Medical Center was…

Plans for White Castle Headquarters Site Moving Forward
Columbus Underground
Plans to build a mixed-use development on the 15-acre White Castle Headquarters site at 555 W. Goodale St. are moving forward. The City of…

IGS Energy Cut the Ribbon For Their New Sales Office
WMFD.com
MANSFIELD, OH- On Thursday, IGS Energy held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their new sales office in Mansfield. IGS Energy primarily …

Preservation Myths, Busted
Columbus Monthly
In 1934, Greg’s father, Bernard Butler, founded Hudson Cleaners, the predecessor of Dublin Cleaners. “We are a three-generation family business,” …

Fortner Upholstering moves to South Side, bringing jobs and space for creative tenants

Columbus Dispatch
Fortner Upholstering, an 88-year-old Columbus maker of upholstered furniture, has moved into a historic building on the South Side that started out as the home of a very different manufacturer of horse-drawn fire carriages…

Kirk Williams Company is proud to announce our latest addition to our fabrication facility, the Amada Ensis Fiber Laser 2000 KW
The Amada Ensis replaces our Trumpf Flying Optics Laser. The Amada uses less gas, less power, has double the cutting capacity, triple the speed and less expensive to maintain in comparison to our old laser. This equates to quality, value, dependability and speed that our customers have come to know and expect.

 

Interesting Reading

Top Tips When Hiring for a Family Business: Volume #1
What makes a family business different than a non-family owned business is the culture that exists within that family business…

The Appeal Of Family Offices To Successful Family Business Owners
Forbes
Most family offices manage the financial and lifestyle concerns of the very wealthy. They are structured and operate in a number of different ways …

How Family Businesses Can More Effectively Leverage Their Personal And Professional Networks
Forbes
The biggest concern among family members who are C-level executives at their family business is profitably growing the company. There are …

Why a Prenup May Be A Woman Entrepreneur’s New Best Friend
Forbes
Ownership in a business is a personal property right, like owning a car. … be creating your personal empire, or you might be starting a family business…

12 commandments of the family business
IntheBlack
Of the 2.1 million businesses in Australia, about 70 per cent are family owned, says peak industry body Family Business Australia (FBA), and they …