Conway Center for Family Business members share case studies featuring their own experiences and success stories. This section features some of these cases, presented at the educational programs previously offered by the Center.
Members have access to the full set of case studies and accompanying presentations, found in the Members Only section.
Ownership Thinking: How to Succeed as a Family Business in Today’s Economy
Alex Freytag, Vice President, Ownership Thinking, LLC
Finance and Credit: What Family Businesses Should Expect from Lenders Today
Harvey Glick, CEO, Insight Bank; Tom Dunson, VP, Commerce National Bank, and Bill Mead, president, The Golf Car Company
Challenging Times Require New Strategies for Families in Business: Growing Your Business in Today’s Marketplace
Ray Attiyah, founder and chief innovations officer, Definity Partners; Steve Schmitt, VP/Operations, Jet Container Co.
Closing the Gap: Understanding Generational Issues in Family Business
Moderator: Thaddeus O’Brien, PhD., O’Brien & Associates; Panelists: Paul Bordner, president, Laser Reproductions; Kevin Schoedinger, Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Services, and Jason Mlicki, president, Mlicki branding agency.
Re-Think Your Marketing Efforts: New Ideas to Promote Your Family Business
Moderator: Rick Miller, principle, Rick Miller Communications; Panelists: Kelly Borth, GREENCREST; Bryan Huber, huber+co. interactive; Jason Mlicki, Mlicki; Dave Keller, Triad, and Amy Marshall, Webbed Marketing.
Will Your Family Benefit from an Advisory Board? Tips from Family Business Owners Who Have Used Advisory Boards Effectively
Moderator: CCFB Executive Director Dick Emens; Panelists: Jerry Bordner, chair, Laser Reproductions; Rob Caruthers, CFO, Ricart Automotive; Rick Gummer, president and CEO, Gummer Wholesale, and Howard Task, owner, Marketing, Management and Advisory Services.
New Economic Conditions Require New Strategies for Family Business: Creating a Strategic Plan that Will Work
Thaddeus O’Brien, PhD., O’Brien & Associates
The Best Gift You Can Give Your Family and Yourself is a Succession Plan for your Family Business
Jim Balthaser, partner and chair of the Private Companies Practice Group, Thompson Hine LLP, and Tony Kington, a partner and family-owned business chair, Chester, Willcox, & Saxbe LLP