Monthly Message - August 2017 - Conway Center for Family Business

Monthly Message – August 2017


Save the Date: 
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 on September 21 for 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 – 
RSVP to Amy Dotts at 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:

November 8, 2017 at the Columbus Hilton at Easton

Registration is open! 
with attendee names.

Directors’ Insight: August
We had a fun summer of networking and relationship building events, and are now gearing up for our new educational season. We’ve made some changes based on your feedback and look forward to seeing you at a program soon.

  • A new educational opportunity, Emerging Leaders Development Program, is beginning this Fall: working as a non-family member in a family-owned business can be incredibly challenging.  It is often difficult to understand the dynamics and how to meet the expectations of multiple family members.  Through this program we will help non-family members improve their performance in a family organization.  
  • Business Development is no longer being offered. Instead, a quarterly marketing peer group, Ignite your Business with Kelly Borth, is forming. Look for details soon!
  • Most of our quarterly peer groups will now run January- December. Dates for each group will be posted on the website when available.
If you’d like to join a Peer Group or the new Emerging Leaders program, please contact our Event Coordinator, Amy Dotts. or 614-253-4820.
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

A full list of programs can be found

3:00 p.m., August 24, 2017 – Mark Swepston’s home. Spouses welcome for dinner at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP required.
7:30 – 9:00 a.m., September 6, 2017 – CMax Advisors 
54 E Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43206
RSVP required.
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., September 13, 2017 – Room 276 – Griffin Center at Ohio Dominican University
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., September 14, 2017 – Room 276 – Griffin Center at Ohio Dominican University
Join us for a discussion around granting profit sharing and equity interests and buy-sell agreements.
Sponsored by Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., September 19, 2017 – Room 276 – Griffin Center at Ohio Dominican University
We will discuss the key differences between leadership and management.
Women’s Peer Group *Note date change
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., September 20, 2017 – Room 276 – Griffin Center at Ohio Dominican University
Join us for a discussion on the importance of having – and being – a mentor to other women.

Welcome New Member!

Reclaiming Wholeness LLC/DBA Abundant Life Coaching
Doug Bierl, Julaine Bierl 
94 E. Broadway Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081

Reclaiming Wholeness LLC was founded in 2016 by husband and wife team, Doug and Julaine Bierl, to foster vibrant, thriving marriages. They take a non-traditional faith-based approach to marriage health, helping couples navigate the ups and downs of their marriages. Also, through Abundant Life Coaching, by leveraging the fundamentals for healthy marriages, they help business and non-profit leaders achieve results from a position of relationship strength.  Doug is a certified coach, and he applies over 30 years of experience in marketing strategy, planning, and implementation in his role as Director of Operations. Julaine leverages the skills developed in her 30-year career as a teacher to create experiential programs in her role as the Director of Education and Programs. Both of them also provide programs and services to clients.
Member Events & Community Resources
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: The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls adds yurts to their list of activities to enjoy, White Castle headquarters move forward with their latest development, IGS Energy sets up shop in Mansfield, OhioHealth makes the Top 10 ranking for best hospitals, and Fortner Upholstering’s new digs. 
To read about these – and more member news stories –  
click here

J. Richard Emens, Executive Director
Jill Hofmans, Managing Director
Amy Dotts, Events Coordinator
Heather Howell, Administrative Coordinator 
yla Skudder, Publications Director

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