Monthly Message - October 2017 - Conway Center for Family Business

Monthly Message – October 2017


HR Best Practices on Employee Engagement


October 19, 2017 – 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Ohio Dominican University Alumni Hall
1215 Sunbury Rd. 
Columbus, OH 43219

Employee Engagement – and retention – is particularly important in a tight job market. PATH, a Conway Center member, will facilitate the discussion and best practices with Mark 
Swepston
, CEO of Atlas Butler and Fred 
Pfening
 of Fred D. 
Pfening
 Company. They will discuss how they built – and sustain – a thriving culture as their organizations continue to grow. 

Rick 
Crossland
 of A Player Advantage, another Conway Center family business member, will join the panel to provide input on creating internal development systems to help retain and promote employees from within.


This panel discussion dives deep into current trends and gives you a chance to ask your questions about the best way to engage employees in your family business.


Sign up today – 

Register online or 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.


Networking and light breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Program begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.
Sponsored by: 

Save the Date! 
Managing Sibling Relationships 
During the Succession Planning Process

November 16, 2017 – 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Ohio Dominican University Alumni Hall
1215 Sunbury Rd. 
Columbus, OH 43219

We are lining up a great panel of siblings who will discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to succession planning and who will assume what role in the business. Conway Center Service Provider Holbrook & Manter facilitates.

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

Registration closes October 20th! 


Wednesday, November 8, 2017  
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Columbus Hilton at Easton

Celebrate the accomplishments of over 35 Central Ohio family-owned businesses!

Luncheon Seat Pricing:

Members and Honorees: $65 per person/ $450 per table of 8
Non- Members: $85 per person/$650 per table of 8

Register now! Click here to register. Click
here to see who this year’s winners are 
– including Family Business of the Year Ricart Automotive and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Bill Englefield, III. 


Directors’ Insight: October
Our Advisory Board met recently and decided on the 2018 schedule of programs. You’ll get a first look at all of the great programming we have lined up in the Awards program and Business First Insert. All topics come from our member surveys, and we are adding more roundtables based on your feedback. We will also be holding a 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 4th, including a Family Business Hall of Fame! Look for a Save-the-Date postcard soon. One final note, our Annual Awards & Expo are coming up quickly and registration closes on the 20th. 
Please join us by
registering now
!

Our best,

Dick & Jill

Upcoming Conway Center Peer Groups

If you are considering participating in a peer group, would like to 
observe one, or have any questions, contact Amy Dotts, Event Coordinator, at 
ADotts@FamilyBusinessCenter.com

A full list of programs can be found
here
.
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
 
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Room 276 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Vision, Mission, and Values
 
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Room 274 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Assessing the Value and Health of Your Business
 
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 
3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Location TBD
*RSVP required
 
Monday, Oct 30, 2017
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Room 274 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: From Recruitment to Hiring to Firing
 
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
Room 276 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Case studies/open discussion 
 
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. 
Schmidts Sausage Haus | 240 E Kossuth St | Columbus, OH 43206
Topic: Making the Ownership Decision
*Enrollment closed for 2017. Please contact Amy Dotts to be added to the 2018 roster. ADotts@familybusinesscenter.com
 
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.  
CMAX Advisors
Topic: Authority and Accountability
*Enrollment closed for 2017. Please contact Amy Dotts to be added to the 2018 roster. ADotts@familybusinesscenter.com
 
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
Room 276 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: What about me?  How to take care of key family and non-family employees.
 
CEO Peer Group – East & West
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
2:00 – 5:30 p.m. 
Location TBD
*RSVP required
 
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
Room 276 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Relationships Unique to Family Businesses

Welcome New Member!

GO-HR
Sharon DeLay, Kevin DeLay, Nicole Thomas
4889 Sinclair Rd., Ste. 103, Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 473-0122

Founded in 2002, GO-HR has evolved from a training and development company to a full-service, full-cycle outsourced HR company.  GO-HR primarily works with professional service providers with fewer than 20 employees, but they also provide HR Project Assistance to larger organizations. Sharon DeLay, CEO and founder, works alongside her husband Kevin DeLay, marketing and webmaster, to provide Central Ohio companies with HR strategy and compliance, recruiting, onboarding, training, development, and more.  Niece Nicole Thomas is a certified resume writer and special projects coordinator on staff. Other staff includes an HR Generalist, HR Coordinator, and Marketing Coordinator. 

Member Events & Community Resources
Click
here to see what exciting opportunities our members are offering and for other resources and events in the community you can access. 

Member News & Other Interesting Reading
This month’s member news includes a history of KeyStone Meats, Highlights for Children’s new deal, and another award for White Castle’s CEO, Lisa Ingram. Click
here
to read more!
 
Recent articles of interest to family businesses and service providers include articles on how recent disasters affect the SBA, knowing when it’s time to exit the family business, changes to a Treasury rule on family business valuations, and
more

STAY CONNECTED WITH THE CONWAY CENTER
J. Richard Emens, Executive Director
Jill Hofmans, Managing Director
Amy Dotts, Events Coordinator
Heather Howell, Administrative Coordinator 
H
yla Skudder, Publications Director