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Conway Center's Jill Hofmans and Mike Schoedinger join Succession Stories Podcast

Conway Center Featured in ‘Succession Stories’ Podcast

Laurie Barkman, host of ‘Succession Stories’ was joined by Jill Hofmans, Executive Director of the Conway Center for Family Business, and Michael Schoedinger, President of Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, a 6th generation company, to talk about succession planning from two key standpoints: leadership and financial succession and innovating as a legacy business. Key Takeaways …

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COVID-19 Advice for Business Owners

COVID-19: Advice for Business Owners by Gryphon Financial Partners, a Conway Center Service Provider member Business owners are visionaries. They possess the ability to see a future they want, define a plan to get there, and gather the necessary resources. Currently, we are all in a time where this is being challenged. During this unprecedented …

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Helpful Links for Family Businesses During COVID-19

The outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has touched all aspects of the local economy, especially our family business community, which is adjusting at an unprecedented pace to continue serving clients while also protecting staff. Much is uncertain, and we know you have many questions about how your business will navigate this difficult time. That’s why …

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COVID-19 DOL Update

More timely and important updates from Center member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR: With the signing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Labor Department has created an additional labor poster that employers must display for their employees to see for the duration of 2020. This will be an addition to any poster or posters …

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Info you need now!

From our member and friend, Sharon DeLay, of GO-HR: I wanted to share some additional resources with you following today’s press conference by Governor DeWine. Some of these are for you, and some can be shared with your employees as you’re making difficult decisions. Ohio BWC: The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation announced that BWC …

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Look for the Helpers – Updated 3/30

Mr. Rogers said his mother told him to “look for the helpers” during scary times. We are all facing an unprecedented upheaval to our lives – personal and business – and it is incredible how our family business and service provider members are stepping up to help. We’re going to use this space to highlight …

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Timely COVID-19 HR Info from Center Member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

Our goal is to keep you updated on information related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and, specifically, what you can consider as an employer. We received a great question from one of our clients about unemployment, options, and the impact of claims on your account. Please read on as you are trying to make the decisions best …

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How Should Investors Navigate Volatile Markets?

Investors should control what they can control. As the spread of the coronavirus and its related disease COVID-19 expands rapidly beyond China and financial markets gyrate wildly, investors’ collective nerves have been understandably shaken over the past several weeks. Adding to the level of anxiety is that, no one can precisely predict how the situation …

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Important Information about COVID-19 and Conway Center Programming

Statement – UPDATED 3/20/2020 COLUMBUS, OH – Conway Center leadership is closely monitoring the development of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is carefully considering measures related to upcoming Conway Center programming. The health and safety of our members and program facilitators is of the upmost importance. Therefore, in accordance with guidelines from state and local health authorities, …

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2020 Conway Center for Family Business Forecast

2020 Family Business Forecast

Central Ohio Family Business Leaders See Bright Economic Climate in Annual Family Business Forecast The ninth Annual Family Business Forecast, conducted by the Conway Center for Family Business, revealed significant growth in optimism about the economic and business health of the national economy for 2020. A majority of respondents (98.25%) feel somewhat or very good …

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