October 2, 2013

15th Annual Awards Program to Honor Central Ohio Family Businesses

Columbus, Ohio -- The Conway Center for Family Business will present awards to Central Ohio family businesses and supporters at the 15th Annual Family Business Awards Program on Friday, November 1, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Road. A first-ever Family Business Expo will be held in conjunction with the awards program.

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September 10, 2013

Women's Book Blog: Attracting & Retaining Key Non-Family Employees by Bea Wolper, Conway Center Co-Founder

Some family owned businesses (FOB) may not pay as much, but can attract and retain non-family employees with some unique intangibles. Applicants perceive FOBs very positively and they are often a magnet for job seekers in that they appear to offer stability, longevity, and a family-friendly attitude.

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September 9, 2013

Engaged Employees Lead to Business Transformation

Columbus, Ohio - Ray Attiyah, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Definity Partners will join business leaders from Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. to lead the Conway Center for Family Business' first fall educational program, "Transforming Your Family Business with Engaged Employees and Enlightened Leaders." The program will be held from 7:30-9:00 a.m. on September 19, 2013 at Ohio Dominican University's Alumni Hall, 1216 Sunbury Road.

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July 19, 2013


The Conway Center for Family Business will host the 10th Annual Family Business Tour and Networking Event at Donatos Pizza on August 22 from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Donatos Pizza home office, 935 Taylor Station Road, Columbus, 43230. The Tour, which is open to any family business leader, will include a special bakery tour and comments from founder Jim Grote and his daughter and Chairman of the Board, Jane Grote Abell.

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July 18, 2013

Finding Success in Family Business

Despite the prevalence of family businesses, the odds are against one becoming a multi-generational success: 70 percent fail or are sold before the second generation can take over, and only 10 percent are still operating by the third generation, according to Harvard Business Review. Many fall victim to what attorney Bea Wolper calls the "Four Ds" - death, disability, divorce and dissension.

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