MONTHLY MESSAGE – July 2015
|12th Annual Family Business Tour and Networking Event
Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service
229 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215
August 13, 2015
4:00 – 6:30 p.m., Open House and Tours
5:30 p.m., Short Presentation by Mike Schoedinger, President
Network and visit with family business peers while you learn about Central Ohio’s oldest family-owned business!
This fun event is free for Conway Center members and their families and Central Ohio family business leaders! Don’t miss the opportunity to go behind the scenes to learn about green burials, pet and human cremation, unique Central Ohio funerals, and how the Schoedinger grief dog helps families through difficult times. Yes, you will meet Willow!
This is a unique opportunity to learn more about a 160-year-old sixth-generation family business and industry leader from multiple generations of the Schoedinger family.
This event is free but requires an RSVP to Heather Howell at 614-253-4820 or Admin@FamilyBusinessCenter.com by August 10, 2015.
|Doing well by Doing Good:
Philanthropy and your Family Business
The Columbus Foundation
1234 E. Broad St
Columbus, OH 43205
September 9, 2015
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Educational Program
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Cocktails/Appetizers
Conway Center Co-Founder Bea Wolper, President of Emens & Wolper Law Firm, and Lisa Jolley, J.D., CAP®, Director of Donor Services and Development at The Columbus Foundation will present an educational program focusing on the benefits of structured philanthropy for the family business. This thoughtful, structured approach to charitable giving applies to all size companies and causes that you champion.
Topics will include:
- What makes a good gift?
- How do you begin the philanthropic discussion?
- How can philanthropy help you with succession planning?
- Working with The Columbus Foundation as a business owner, family, or company.
- Strategies for getting the next generation involved and ideas for engaging all ages in charity.
Please RSVP to Donna Jordan at 614-251-4000 or email@example.com by September 2, 2015.
Save the Date
Developing a Successful Family Business Culture
September 17 – 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Alumni Hall at Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Rd., Columbus, OH 43219
Mark your calendar now! Donatos Chairwoman Jane Grote Abell will share her strategies for creating a great culture in a family business. She’ll teach you her four C’s –compassion, character, courage and conviction — and give examples of what’s worked for Donatos, including tips for creating a positive culture in a family business for both family and non-family employees. In addition, you’ll get a sneak preview of Jane’s new book, soon to be hot off the press!
We are expecting a large turnout so be sure to RSVP to Heather Howell at Admin@FamilyBusinessCenter.com 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.
We are working on plans for educational programs, roundtables, and peer groups for 2016 and we need YOUR input. Watch for a very short survey in your inbox next week asking about what Conway Center programs you need for your family business next year. We want to make sure the Conway Center is serving your needs and providing the best family business programming possible so please take a few moments to complete the survey and share your comments with us.
It was great to see more than 100 attendees at the Conway Center’s second annual golf outing at Little Turtle Golf Club. They had a lot of fun on the course and made some great connections during the reception! Thank you to our sponsors: Founder Level – The BCA Group at Morgan Stanley; Leader Level – KeyBank, Park National Bank, Robin Technologies, Sequent; Hole Sponsors – ALNI, Emens & Wolper Law Firm, FocusCFO, Gryphon Financial Partners, Holbrook & Manter, Kimball Midwest, Preggio, Spartan Logistics, Ulrey Foods, Inc.; Sign Sponsor – Capitol Citicom; and Velvet Ice Cream who brought yummy ice cream! Special thanks to Conway Center trustee Karen Hockstad and Steve Harmon, of Spartan Logistics, for their help with the auction, and our volunteers, Kim Gongwer of Proforma Graphic Solutions 2 and Sally Hofmans-Currie.
We appreciate all of your support and look forward to hosting this event again next year.
Dick and Deana
Save the Date
17th Annual Family Business Awards and Family Business Expo
Monday, November 9, 2015
Hilton Columbus at Easton
Easton Town Center
3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, 43219
Expo: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Luncheon: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Business First, Commerce National Bank, Definity Partners, Fathom, Gryphon Financial Partners, Rider + Reinke Financial Group, Taft/, and White Castle.
Mark your calendar now for the 17th Annual Family Business Awards Program on Monday, November 9, 2015. This event celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding family businesses within our community by honoring family businesses with awards in the following categories: Community Engagement, Communication, Family Business of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Milestone Achievement, Re-Invention, Succession Planning, and Support of Family Business.
Awards Applications – Due August 21!
If you receive a nomination for an award this year, be sure to send in your application by 5:00 p.m. on August 21, 2015. Applications may be mailed to: Deana Gordon, Conway Center for Family Business, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219 or delivered to our office at 1348 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219.
Family Business Expo
Don’t miss this outstanding business development opportunity only available to Conway Center Family Business and Service Provider members! The Expo is a great way to showcase your business, products or services to more than 500 family business leaders and advisors who will attend the Awards Program.
- Expo display tables may be reserved for just $150 prior to September 11, 2015 (Tables will cost $175 after that date)
- Table reservations include two Awards Luncheon tickets.
Please RSVP for the Expo by September 11, 2015 in order to guarantee your space. Contact Jill Hofmans at Coordinator@FamilyBusinessCenter.com or 614-253-4820 for more information.
Conway Center Peer Groups
To sign up for any of our peer group meetings or to learn more about peer group opportunities contact Assistant Director, Jill Hofmans, at Coordinator@FamilyBusinessCenter.com or visit www.FamilyBusinessCenter.com for a full schedule of Peer Group programs.
Please note – Some peer groups take off in July & August to accommodate vacation schedules so be sure to check below and on our online calendar to be sure your peer group is meeting during those months. They’ll start back up again in September – see you then!
Human Resources Peer Group
August 7, 2015
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Community Room/Alumni Hall
Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219
Topic: Employee Wellness: The Impact Sitting is Having on Your Bottom…Line,
Presented by OhioHealth
Women in Family Business Peer Group
August 11, 2015
Griffin Student Center – Room 274
Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219
Topic: Types of Succession
CEO Peer Group
August 20, 2015
3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cardo’s Pizza & Spirits
7897 Refugee Road
Pickerington, OH 43147
Ability Professional Network, LLC
Ken Lazar, Matt Lazar, Cindy Picciano, Julia Blaeser
565 Metro Place South, Suite 300, Dublin, OH 43017
Founded in 2013 by father and son team, Ken and Matt Lazar, Ability Professional Network, LLC was established by combining two complementary organizations: the Scioto Ridge Job Networking Group and Ability Professional Search. Ken founded SRJNG in 2006 to assist professionals in career transition. Then, in 2013, Ken formed Ability Professional Search as his own recruiting firm. Today, SRJNG and Ability Professional Search form one “next generation” organization under the leadership of Ken and Matt. Along with Cindy Picciano, executive recruiter, and Julia Blaeser, project manager, Ability Professional Network helps client grow their businesses, and candidates grow their careers through professional recruiting services, candidate sourcing, job transition coaching, and networking opportunities.
Aschinger Resource Group
Carl J. Aschinger Jr., Belva Aschinger
2252 Club Road, Columbus, OH 43221
Started in 2014 by founder and president, Carl J. Aschinger Jr., Aschinger Resource Group is a business consulting firm that provides professional counsel in a variety of areas, including: defining tolerance for financial and emotional risk, succession planning, board formulations, compensation for family members, and balance sheet review and planning. Carl started his career in a 118 year old, fifth-generation family business – The Columbus Show Case Company. Carl has extensive experience serving on company boards, in senior management roles, operations and finance. Along with this wife, Belva, Carl helps clients learn from a variety of industries and business situations. Carl received the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” International Runner Up award in 1994 for outstanding leadership.
Keystone Brand Meats
Pete Dorley, Dave Dorley
3585 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804
Established in 1964, Keystone Brand Meats has been owned and operated by 4 generations of the Dorley family. The original business raised and processed beef to supply restaurants and grocers throughout Ohio and Indiana, which continues to this day. In recent years, Keystone has diversified into a USDA-approved meat processing facility, providing canned meat products and soup base. The cannery is now the largest part of the business, expanding throughout most of the United States. Company president, Pete Dorley, took over the business 8 years ago for his father, Dave Dorley, who ran the business for 30 years. Dave remains active as the company CEO.
Royal Document Destruction
Laura Daly, John Daly, Jason Radtke, Rob Grubaugh
861 B Taylor Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230
Royal Document Destruction was founded in 1995 by family members John Daly, Jason Radtke, and Laura Daly, the three partners who continue to run the company 20 years later. Rob Grubaugh is the company’s sales manager. Headquartered in Columbus, Royal Document Destruction provides certified shredding services to customers in Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Eastern Indiana. They also provide product destruction and hard-drive destruction to help keep sensitive materials protected. Royal Document Destruction is one of the largest, independently-owned document destruction companies in the Midwest, and the only shredding company to be recognized on the Business First, “Fast 50” list, appearing for six consecutive years. The company was also nationally recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the best private companies in the nation three years in a row.
Welcome New Service Provider
*Note – We appreciate The Siekmann Company transitioning from a Family Business Member to a Service Provider Member this month.
The Siekmann Company
Robert Siekmann, Aaron Siekmann
9000 Memorial Drive, Plain City, OH 43064
The Siekmann Company specializes in group retirement and health care administration for small and mid-sized companies. President Bob Siekmann founded the company in 1981. His son, Aaron Siekmann, is the company’s sales manager for the retirement plan division. Located in Dublin, Ohio, the Siekmann Company customizes and administers employee benefit plans that meet the needs of both employers and their employees. The company also provides HR services including new-hire packets, carrier enrollments and terminations, and monthly billing reconciliation. Bob and Aaron Siekmann work hard to make sure their clients are fully educated, protected, and serviced in all areas of their benefit offerings.
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