Monthly Message - September 2017 - Conway Center for Family Business

Monthly Message – September 2017


Register Now! 
Success Story: Profile of a Successful Family Business

September 21, 2017 – 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Ohio Dominican University Alumni Hall
1215 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219

Our Educational Program series resumes with a candid discussion with
Artina Promotional Products.
Join us for the remarkable story of this 50-year-old award winning company. Founded by Chris Bouzounis in 1967 as Olympic Press, and now run by his daughter Matina Zenios and son Art Bouzounis, the family will discuss their history, service values, succession journey, and hopes for the future. Don’t miss it! 







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! 
Expo 2017 Training

October 3, 2017 – 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Griffin Student Center at 
Ohio Dominican University – Room 274

Lots of people in a short amount of time will be at the
Awards Expo
. Learn tips and tricks on increasing traffic to your table to make the most of your Expo experience!  

Conway Center member 
Outreach Promotional Solutions
 will give you ideas, inspiration, a tradeshow tip sheet, and a 25% discount on any and all items you order.

Topics addressed include:
  • How to develop strategy
  • Determining incentives
  • Securing materials
  • Staff training
  • Booth design
  • Measuring results
  • Lead follow up
Don’t miss it!  Open to all Expo 2017 participants.

Contact
Amy Dotts at ADotts@FamilyBusinessCenter.com or 614-253-4820 for information on how to register for Expo and this special event.

Save the Date! 
Roundtable: Everything ESOP

October 5, 2017 – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Griffin Student Center at 
Ohio Dominican University – Room 274

Every privately-held company,
w
hether owned by individual(s), a family or private equity firm,
m
ust
g
o
t
hrough
o
wnership transition at
s
ome point.  Join Kevin Ward of Huntington Bank for a discussion of one of those transition options: ESOP. Kevin will be joined by a certified ESOP advisor and legal expert. Any and all questions about ESOPs and how they relate to family business are welcome! 
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.

Save the Date! 
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

Human Resources issues are a hot button issue for many of our members. 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 other family business leaders on how and why employee engagement leads to 6x more business. 

R
egister
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.

Register Now! 

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


Registration is open! 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: September
We are in full Awards mode here at the Center! The winners were notified and we are now working on the program and all the details that go into making this such a special event.

It is also an important part of our mission which includes: celebrating the accomplishments of outstanding family businesses within our community and increasing awareness of the positive impact family businesses have on the Central Ohio economy. 

We hope you will join us in the celebration on November 8 at the Columbus Hilton at Easton. 

This event is made possible by the very generous support of our Service Providers and Members: Columbus Business First, First Merchants Bank, Gryphon Financial Partners, Ricart Automotive, Rider + Reinke Financial Group, Taft/, and White Castle.


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 Sep 19, 2017; 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Room 276 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Leadership vs. Management
 
Wednesday Sep 20, 2017;  7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 276 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Women and Mentors
 
Thursday Sep 28, 2017; 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Jendco Safety Supply


*RSVP required
 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017; 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 
CMax Advisors

Topic: Understanding Expectations
*Enrollment closed for 2017. Please contact Amy Dotts to be added to the 2018 roster. ADotts@familybusinesscenter.com
 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast/Networking; 
8:00-9:30 a.m. Program 
Adept Marketing

Topic: Website audit and assessment
 
Tuesday Oct 10, 2017; 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 276 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Open session
 
Wednesday Oct 11, 2017; 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 276 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Case studies/open discussion
 
Wednesday Oct 11, 2017; 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Room 276 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Building an effective strategy for the growth of your business
*Enrollment closed for 2017. Please contact Amy Dotts to be added to the 2018 roster. ADotts@familybusinesscenter.com
 
Thursday Oct 12, 2017; 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 276 – Griffin Center Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Lonely at the top – when you don’t have life outside of the business, retirement, relationships, philanthropy
 
Thursday Oct 12, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location TBD


*RSVP required

Welcome New Member!

Cedar Grove Lodging

Kevin Claus, Julie Claus

2818 Sandhurst Dr., Lewis Center, OH 43035

(740) 380-2209

www.cedargrovelodging.com

 

Cedar Grove Lodging was founded by Kevin and Julie Claus in 2011 – a husband and wife team who have been involved in the vacation rental business since 2002.  In 2010, they purchased their first vacation rental property in Hocking Hills, and continued to expand through 2013.  Julie and Kevin operate as the CEO and CFO, and also run the front desk and back office full time.  Their two sons, Brian and Adam, are also involved with the business.  Adam will be assisting with project management for the construction of their new event center, and Brian provides additional technical support.  

 

Special thank you to Ellen Grinsfelder, of Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, for referring Cedar Grove Lodging to the Conway Center for Family Business! 

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 an update on White Castle’s new headquarters, Hylant’s new partnership, and more! Click here to read further.
 
Recent articles of interest to family businesses and service providers include articles on how to prepare for retirement, how to avoid hurricane charity scams 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