Member News & Interesting Reading – December 2018

Member News

Thor Hess receives ‘Next Gen’ award
The Daily Jeffersonian
…the Conway Center for Family Business’ 20th Annual Family Business Awards … The Family Business Awards Program was established in 1999 to … for next-generation leaders, family business leaders, women family business…

CEO of the Year: Scott McComb Has Found His Own Path
Columbus CEO
If the CEO makes every decision, “You’re going to be a small business…. named the largest woman-owned and third-largest family-owned business in…

Kaiser Consulting Named Best Place to Work
For the third time in four years, Kaiser Consulting was named a Best Places to Work in Central Ohio by Columbus Business First and 2018 marks the first time our firm was honored as the #1 company in the medium-sized category…

Copper Run Announces the Closing of Three Transactions
Copper Run is pleased to announce that it has served as the exclusive buy-side advisor to Kenton Investment Group (“Kenton”) in its purchase of the assets of Benchmark Industrial Supply, LLC (“Benchmark”). The transaction closed November 2018, and was led by Andy Hays and Jason Kraynak at Copper Run…

Fall colors drape the landscape in Ohio’s scenic Hocking Hills
Toledo Blade
She operates the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, which is tucked into the hillsides in the heart of the picturesque region. “If we get some cold nights, the…

Interesting Reading

Yuengling, America’s largest independent brewery, is a sixth-generation family company run by 4 …
Business Insider
Yuengling is the oldest family-run brewery in America producing more than 2 million barrels of beer annually. Four sisters, Jen, Wendy, Debbie, and…

Success is all relative for the family firms who make Britain’s backbone
Telegraph.co.uk
The family-run firm is actually one of the industry’s most pioneering, boasting a fleet of electric hearses, a whizzy online funeral planner and a social…

STRATEGIES: 8 steps to take for a family business transition
Louisville Business First
As a business owner, you’ve worked hard to build your business and you might have a goal of one day transitioning that business to your family or…

When the family business is the most famous basketball team in the world
Marketplace.org
The Los Angeles Lakers are more than just a basketball team. They are also a company worth $3.3 billion, a global brand, and one of the most…

How This Third-Generation Family Business Has Minted 70 Millionaires
Inc.com
It’s a $1.5 billion business with 4,500 fiercely loyal employees–and a case study in agility for not just surviving three generations of family leadership,…

What family-run businesses do to resolve conflicts within
Economic Times
According to research at the Family Firm Institute, US, 20% of family businesses report a weekly conflict, 20% a monthly conflict and 42% report at…