Nominate a Central Ohio Family Business for a 2024 Family Business Award!
Do you know a family business that deserves to be recognized?
The Conway Center for Family Business Awards Program annually recognizes Central Ohio family businesses and individuals in several categories. Descriptions of the award categories are listed below the nomination form on this page.
Nominations are open year-round! Nominate a family business, including your own, by filling out the submission form below. Nominees do not have to be members of the Conway Center to be considered for an award.
Honorees will be recognized at the Family Business Awards Program.
For family businesses that have made a significant contribution to the Central Ohio community.
Conway Center Champion
Recognizes organizations or individuals that have shown significant support to the success of the Conway Center or who have made substantial gifts during life, and/or have included the Conway Center for Family Business in their estate plans.
Family Business of the Year
Recognizes a family business that has made a significant contribution to their industry or the Central Ohio business community. Winner in this category will be asked to give short remarks.
J. Richard Emens Lifetime Achievement
Recognizes a family business leader who has made a significant contribution to their industry or the Central Ohio business community. Winner in this category will be asked to give short remarks.
Recognizes family businesses that have reached a significant anniversary milestone during the award year.
Next Gen Leader/Rising Star
Recognizes emerging leaders/next generation leaders who are making an impact in their business and in the Central Ohio business community. Both family AND non-family leaders are eligible for this award. The Next Gen award is for family members; the Rising Star award is for non-family leaders.
Recognizes family businesses that have developed or completed a succession plan or a transfer of leadership.