What Our Members Say - Conway Center for Family Business

What Our Members Say

"The Conway Center gives a framework to start thinking about succession planning and other issues that are important to maintaining and growing your family business. They also have the resources to help make sure you stay on track. Progress depends on all of us being able to share our thoughts and challenges. At the Conway, we can all communicate with each other transparently to share best practices on how to ensure our family businesses go into perpetuity."

Rhett Ricart, President & CEO, Ricart Automotive


"It was an honor to be recognized for our succession planning at the Conway Center's Annual Awards Program. The Center is a valuable resource for Velvet Ice Cream. It gives our leadership team access to information, opportunities, and leaders of other family businesses that face similar challenges. The many educational programs and platforms the Center provides have made Velvet a better company."

Luconda Dager, President, Velvet Ice Cream


"The Conway Center for Family Business has been very valuable to my husband and me, and for the information we take back to our employees. Family businesses have special needs that are different than other businesses. The monthly educational sessions and networking opportunities meet those needs. I learn information that is important not only for our day-to-day operations, but also is helpful in planning for the future. I especially enjoy the women's peer group meetings as we discuss topics that are relevant to women who own or work in a family business."

Ellen Grinsfelder, President, Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls


"We find such value in all the networking opportunities they provide with so many other wonderful family businesses from around Central Ohio. Being able to share similar business scenarios and situations is priceless. All the discussion topics, education and peer groups they offer are a great way to learn from experts who have been in your shoes. The Conway Family Business Center is like a family itself... and you can't beat family!"

Art Bouzounis, Vice President, Artina Promotional Products


"The Conway Center for Family Business has provided us with many opportunities to connect with other family-owned businesses, allowing us to foster new relationships and share proven practices amongst peers in safe and open environment. We are incredibly pleased with the support that the Conway Center has provided us through networking events and the many educational programs like the peer groups."

Elizabeth Blount McCormick, President, Uniglobe Travel Designers

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