November 9, 2012

2012 Family Business Awards

On November 2, 2012, the Conway Center for Family Business presented 21 awards to Central Ohio family businesses and supporters at the 14th Annual Family Business Awards Program. The event featured a keynote address by family business leader Jane Grote Abell, Chairman of Donatos Pizza. The Family Business Awards Program was established in 1999 to recognize excellence in family business and has honored over 100 local family businesses throughout that time. During the 2012 awards program, local businesses were honored in six categories: communication, community engagement, milestone achievement, re-invention, succession planning/implementation, and support of family business.

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November 5, 2012

PROGRAM TO OFFER ADVICE ON MANAGING THE IMPACT OF GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES ON FAMILY BUSINESSES

Thaddeus O’Brien, president of O’Brien & Associates, Inc., and Andrea Schmitt, Development and Property Director of family-owned Lincoln Construction, will lead an interactive workshop among multiple generations of family business leaders during the Conway Center for Family Business educational program, “The Importance of Generational Differences: What Family Business Leaders Need to Know,” from 7:30-9:00 a.m. on November 15 in Alumni Hall at Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road.

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October 30, 2012

Commerce National Bank Regional President Named To Conway Center Advisory Board

The Conway Center for Family Business recently named a new member to its advisory board: Jennifer Griffith, Regional President of Commerce National Bank. Griffith joined Commerce National Bank, in 1996, serving as a credit analyst and later moving to Chief Sales Officer. In 2008, Michael C. Rechin, CEO, First Merchants Corporation appointed Griffith as Regional President, following the retirement of Thomas D. McAuliffe, Chairman and Founder of Commerce National Bank.

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October 11, 2012

Conway Center Helps Family Business Stay Relative

"The Center's bread-and-butter is educational programs, peer groups and networking events. Programs and events are held regularly (at Ohio Dominican University) and the topics range from "Eradicating Entitlement in Your Family Business" and "Crisis Communications/Media Training" to the Center's annual tour of a family business where participants learn about the enterprise and share common experiences.

Program topics and events are useful to businesses in general, but they take on an added importance for families who face issues that touch more deeply on interpersonal relationships. Questions about succession, control and sibling rivalries are common because they can and do derail what earlier family generations created and built."

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October 10, 2012

Separating Personal Wealth from Your Family Business

Program to Help Leaders Develop Strategies and Financial Flexibility in Business and Personal Life

Peter Reist, CPA/PFS, AIF from Oxford Financial Group, alongside Tony Kington, of Taft, and Dayna Sokol of Tee Jaye's Country Place will lead the Conway Center for Family Business educational program, “Separating Personal Wealth from Your Family Business” from 7:30-9:00 a.m. on October 18 at Alumni Hall at Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road.

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