Monthly Message - May 2016 - Conway Center for Family Business

Monthly Message – May 2016



Bringing the Next Gen into the Family Business: Are You Ready? Are They?
May 19 – 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Alumni Hall at Ohio Dominican University
1215 Sunbury Rd., Columbus, OH 43219

The program is facilitated by Bea Wolper, Conway Center co-founder and President of Emens & Wolper Law Firm. Family business leaders from McCullough’s Landscape and Nursery, Miles-McClellan Construction, and Crestview Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Services will share strategies for getting the next generation into the family business, preparing them to lead, and managing the transition of leadership – as well as a few stories of lessons learned along the way!

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.

Upcoming Events!

Family Business Night at the Clippers

Monday, June 6 – 7:05 p.m.

Huntington Park

330 Huntington Park 

Columbus, OH 43215

The 8th Annual Family Business Night at the Columbus Clippers is coming up soon! Root for your home team as the Clippers take on Indianapolis, while you enjoy an evening with your family, employees, clients, and others who are passionate about family business. We have a block of tickets in Section 3 and hope you can join us. Tickets are once again being sold at face value – $10 each. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY.

Contact Heather Howell at or call 614-253-4820 to purchase your tickets today!

Breakfast with Business First
June 17, 2016 – 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Griffin Student Center at Ohio Dominican University
1215 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219 
Partners since 2000, the Conway Center for Family Business and Ohio Dominican University prepare and support business leaders in Central Ohio. Ohio Dominican offers marketable undergraduate and graduate business degrees in a variety of adult-friendly formats at its main campus as well as its convenient Dublin location. The non-profit Conway Center offers family business leaders educational programming and resources, peer group opportunities, social and networking events, and an annual awards program.
  • Network with hundreds of Central Ohio business professionals in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center.
  • Learn about Conway Center educational programs and resources available to grow your family business and develop your employees.
  • Tour the meeting space available on campus.
  • Pitch story ideas to Columbus Business First editors and reporters.
  • Register to win great door prizes!
  • Take advantage of a special subscription rate.


3rd Annual Golf Outing at Little Turtle
Monday, July 11, 2016 – Shotgun start at noon

The Golf Club at Little Turtle
5400 Little Turtle Way
Westerville, OH 43081 

Join us for our golf scramble at the newly renovated Little Turtle Golf Club. Can’t golf? Please join us at the cocktail reception and Silent Auction that afternoon. For further information, click
. For sponsorship opportunities and/or to donate to our Silent Auction, click

Save the Date!

13th Annual Family Business Tour & Networking Event
August 11, 2016 – 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children is celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year and invited the Conway Center and our members to join in the fun! Details to come.

Directors’ Insight

As we head into summer, we want to remind you that our Third Thursday educational programs and many of our peer groups break until September. Summer is a great time to connect with other Conway Center members at our Clippers Night, Golf Outing, and Family Business Tour events. We hope to see you there! This is also a good time to start thinking about family businesses that you know who should be nominated for our Annual Family Business Awards in November. The award categories can be found
and you can nominate a deserving family business by clicking
As always, you can find information about all of our programs and events on our
Our very best,
Dick & Jill

Conway Center Peer Groups

To sign up for any of our peer group meetings or to learn more about peer group opportunities contact Event Coordinator, Amy Dotts, at or visit our
website for a full schedule of Peer Group programs.

Business Development Peer Group
May 26, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 274 – Griffin Center
Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Leveraging Technology: How Being Found on the Internet Impacts Sales Opportunities
CEO Peer Group – West
May 26, 2016
3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thomas & Marker Construction
950 Michigan Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
*RSVP required
Online Strategy Peer Group
June 1, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Fathom Columbus
1465 Northwest Blvd., Columbus 43212
Topic: Gain and Convert More Website Traffic
Human Resources Peer Group
June 3, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Rooms 258 & 259 – Griffin Center
Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Wage Hour Law in the Modern Workplace
Leadership 2.0 Peer Group
June 8, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Integrated Leadership Systems
501 W. Schrock Rd.
Suite 200
Westerville, OH 43081
*RSVP required
Succession Planning Peer Group
June 9, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 274 – Griffin Center
Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Buying or Selling a Business
Sponsored by The BCA Group at Morgan Stanley
Women’s Peer Group
June 14, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 274 – Griffin Center
Ohio Dominican University
Topic: The Art of the Elevator
Next Generation Leaders Peer Group
June 14, 2016
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
O’Brien & Associates
47 W. 3rd Avenue, Columbus, 43201
Topic: Understanding & Shaping the Culture of Your Family Business
*Enrollment closed for 2016. Please contact Amy Dotts to be added to the 2017 roster.
Leadership Development Peer Group
June 17, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Room 274 – Griffin Center
Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Problem Solving/What’s Next?

The Catholic Foundation
Name: Business Liquidity Planning? The $10 Trillion Opportunity
Date: May 31, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Presented by GBQ Consulting
Target Audience: 

Attorneys, Business Owners, Business Advisors, CPAs, Financial Advisors


Driscoll Learning

Sales Executive Club of Central Ohio

When*: 3p to 5p
  • Thursday May 12th  
  • Tuesday May 31st
*Time and days are subject to change from time to time.

Dublin Entrepreneurial Center
565 Metro Place South, Suite 300
Dublin, OH 43017
Contact Bryan Driscoll to enroll:
or 614-370-8400


Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service
Save the Date
June 30th – 4:00-7:00pm
Schoedinger Northwest Chapel

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World Bank Group
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Conway Center for Family Business
J. Richard Emens, Executive Director |
Jill Hofmans, Managing Director |

Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road, 
Columbus, OH 43219

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