Monthly Message - February 2016 - Conway Center for Family Business

Monthly Message – February 2016


MONTHLY MESSAGE  – February 2016

How to Get and Keep Qualified Employees in Your Family Business
February 18 – 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Alumni Hall at Ohio Dominican University
1215 Sunbury Rd., Columbus, OH 43219
 
Sponsored By:  
 
Every survey we get back indicates that hiring and retaining good employees is one of the biggest challenges faced by our family business members.  Please join Betty
Stanton, Partner and Chair of Labor & Employment Practice at
Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
, who will lead this educational program on hiring and employee retention best practices.
 
The panel will include a discussion by Ken Lazar, Principal, Ability Professional Network on how to find, motivate, and keep employees in your family business; and Tony Durieux, President, ALNI, will share his experiences with a bad hire that is sure to resonate with most business owners. Don’t miss it!
 
RSVP to Heather Howell at Admin@FamilyBusinessCenter.com or 614-253-4820.
The program is free for Conway Center members and $35 for non-members. Family business leaders attending for the first time may attend as our guest.

Networking and light breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Program begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Save the Date!
Maximize Your Money – Negotiating Tax Challenges that Impact Your Family Business’ Future
March 17 – 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Alumni Hall at Ohio Dominican University
1215 Sunbury Rd., Columbus, OH 43219

Sponsored By:   
   
David Lundregan, Senior Vice President of KeyBank, will facilitate a panel on every business owner’s favorite topic: taxes! Join us for an interesting and illuminating conversation with family business members on how to keep more of what you make. Put this date on your calendar now and watch for more details in the next Monthly Message.
 

RSVP to Amy Dotts at ADotts@FamilyBusinessCenter.com or 614-253-4820. The program is free for Conway Center members and $35 for non-members. Family business leaders attending for the first time may attend as our guest.

Join us on February 24th for our first Round Table of 2016!
Family Business Philanthropy for the Whole Family
February 24 – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Griffin Student at Ohio Dominican University
1215 Sunbury Rd., Columbus, OH 43219

For a family to have wealth, money needs a purpose.  James Bishop of the BCA Group at Morgan Stanley will lead a discussion on family, philanthropy and wealth by exploring what money’s purpose means to you, your parents and your children. Also, a rundown of charitable products such as the various charitable trusts and gifting vehicles, along with family foundations and Donor Adviser Funds. Parents bring your children; children bring your parents to this one-hour event.  Light breakfast will be served.

 

RSVP to Amy Dotts at ADotts@FamilyBusinessCenter.com or 614-253-4820.

Directors’ Insight

It is with great pleasure that we announce Amy Dotts as our new Event Coordinator. Amy has extensive experience in association management having served as Executive Director of a non-profit healthcare association for over 20 years.  She has a passion for working with members and supporting businesses to ensure that their goals and expectations are met. Amy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from The Ohio State University.  She and her husband are longtime residents of Worthington, Ohio. Please join us in welcoming her to the Conway Center team!
 
Best,
Dick & Jill

CONWAY CENTER PEER GROUPS
 
To sign up for any of our peer group meetings or to learn more about peer group opportunities contact Event Coordinator, Amy Dotts, at ADotts@FamilyBusinessCenter.com or visit 

www.FamilyBusinessCenter.com
for a full schedule of Peer Group programs.

 
Leadership Development Peer Group
February 16, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Room 274 – Griffin Center
Ohio Dominican University
Topic:
Creating and Changing Culture
 
Next Gen Mixer
February 17, 2016
Savor Pint in Clintonville
4440 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH 43214
 
Business Development Peer Group

February 25, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 274 – Griffin Center
Ohio Dominican University
Topic: 

Where Are Your Prospects Hanging Out? Strategic Prospecting
 
CEO Peer Group – West
February 25, 2016

3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Integrated Building Systems 
950 Michigan Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

*RSVP required
 
Online Strategy Peer Group

March 2, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Fathom Columbus
1465 Northwest Blvd., Columbus 43212
Topic: 

Tag Manager/Google Analytics Setup & Tracking
 
Women in Family Business Peer Group

March 8, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 274 – Griffin Center
Ohio Dominican University
Topic:

Emotional Dialogue of Buy-Sell Agreements
 
Next Generation Leaders Peer Group

March 8, 2016
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
O’Brien & Associates
47 W. 3rd Avenue, Columbus, 43201
Topic: Using motives & influence strategies to deliver results
*Enrollment is closed for 2016. Please contact Amy Dotts to be added to the 2017 roster. ADotts@familybusinesscenter.com
 
Leadership 2.0 *Note date change*
March 8, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Integrated Leadership Systems
501 W. Schrock Rd.
Suite 200
Westerville, OH 43081
*RSVP required
 
Succession Planning Peer Group
 

March 10, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 274 – Griffin Center
Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Sharing financial information – how much do you have to tell them, how much should you tell them?  

Sponsored by The BCA Group at Morgan Stanley
 
CEO Peer Group – East

March 10, 2016
3:30-7:30 p.m.
Location TBD
*RSVP Required

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

A Player Advantage, LLC  

Rick Crossland, Jennifer Crossland, Ashley Crossland

6233 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43017

(614) 602-5205 

www.aplayeradvantage.com

Husband and wife team, Rick and Jennifer Crossland founded Winners’ Edge, LLC in 2007 to help companies with leadership and executive development. The company was re-branded as A Player Advantage, LLC in 2014 to focus on Rick’s unique “A Player” model of helping businesses develop and recruit A level talent. The Crosslands define an A Player as an employee you would enthusiastically rehire. Rick has over 27 years of experience developing, recruiting and leading high performers, and developing high performing cultures at companies. Jennifer handles event marketing, business development and back office functions. Their daughter, Ashley Crossland, provides digital marketing, content development and office support. Rick’s book The A Player is set to be released in May of 2016. The book is a handbook of the performance CEO’s want from their employees.

Harrop Industries, Inc.
James Houseman, Stephen Houseman, Dan O’Brien
3470 East Fifth Ave., Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 231-3621
 
Harrop Industries, Inc. was founded in 1919 by Carl Harrop under the name Carl B. Harrop Engineers, who supplied kilns to the ceramic industries in Ohio and West Virginia. In 1927, the company incorporated as Harrop Ceramic Service Company with Carl as president, until his death in 1934. Leadership passed on to George Brush in 1936, who had worked for Harrop for many years. In 1978, Brush passed on the company to Dr. James Houseman, who continues as CEO today. The company changed its name to Harrop Industries in 1981. James’ son, Stephen Houseman, became president in 2013, having served with the company since 1991. Dan O’Brien is vice president.
Harrop Industries Inc. works hard to maintain a commitment to providing custom engineered kilns, upgrades and technical services to the ceramic industry.

MEMBER EVENTS
 
  
Driscoll Learning Sales Executive Club of Central Ohio 
When: 3p to 5p 
 * Second Tuesday of Every Month
 * Fourth Tuesday of Every Month 
*Time and days are subject to change from time to time. 
Location:
 
Dublin Entrepreneurial Center 
565 Metro Place South, Suite 300 Dublin, OH 43017 
Contact Bryan Driscoll to enroll:  bryan@driscolllearning.com or 614-370-8400 

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An estimated 80 percent of U.S. businesses are family owned or controlled. So in writing this, I know many can relate when I say that family businesses …
 
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Fighting among family members can also destroy a family-owned business. There are a number of reasons for this rivalry. Sometimes one sibling is …
 
TechSum
In America, family owned businesses are the backbone of our economy. And they’re successful.35% of Fortune 500 companies are family owned.
 
Examiner.com
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Conway Center for Family Business
614-253-4820
J. Richard Emens, Executive Director |
emens@familybusinesscenter.com
Jill Hofmans, Managing Director |
jhofmans@familybusinesscenter.com

Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road, 
Columbus, OH 43219