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Top 10 Family Business Trends of 2022

We hear from our members everyday about new and unique challenges in an always-evolving business environment. That’s why we’ve collected the top 10 family business trends we think your family business should consider in 2022. 1. Digital Innovation is more important than ever 60% of family firms feel behind the curve when it comes to …

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To Pay (Overtime) or not to Pay (Overtime) – That is the Question! – from Conway Center member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

Partner and Co-President Kelly Jasin has been named as President of Emens, Wolper, Jacobs & Jasin. Founding Partner Bea Wolper moves to CEO in what many Conway Center members know is the succession planning journey. As Conway Center President and Succession Planning Peer Group facilitator for many years, Bea has spent many years teaching the owners of family businesses how to prepare for a successful transition and then, in turn, let go.

Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund

Opportunity for our small- sized family-owned businesses: The Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund will offer $8 million dollars in grants to small businesses specifically impacted by COVID-19. These grants are intended to help those in underserved communities, minority-owned businesses, disadvantaged businesses, and veteran-owned businesses. The program’s purpose is to protect our small business economy and also …

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Kelly Jasin and Bea Wolper

A Succession Planning Journey Complete – EWJ&J Announces Its Own Transition

Partner and Co-President Kelly Jasin has been named as President of Emens, Wolper, Jacobs & Jasin. Founding Partner Bea Wolper moves to CEO in what many Conway Center members know is the succession planning journey. As Conway Center President and Succession Planning Peer Group facilitator for many years, Bea has spent many years teaching the owners of family businesses how to prepare for a successful transition and then, in turn, let go.

New Funding Round Now Available for TechCred Program

Ohio’s TechCred Program gives employers the chance to up-skill current and future employees in today’s tech-infused economy. Employers who submit successful applications will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per credential when current or prospective employees complete eligible technology-focused credentials. A new funding/application round has just started – March 1 through March 31 for the TechCred program. Visit their website for more information: https://techcred.ohio.gov/

Need to Know OSHA Record-keeping Tips and Deadlines

With OSHA record-keeping deadlines around the corner, here are some record-keeping tips to keep you informed and compliant.

Buh-bye, 2021…why does 2022 feel so ugh? – from Conway Center member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

The wheels of time keep turning and we’re heading into a new year, yet it feels like we haven’t really advanced very far with this COVID stuff. We’ve had a few questions and calls come in so I thought I would send you all off to (safely) celebrate with some things to think about in …

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The Conway Center for Family Business is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides educational resources and programs for family-owned businesses in Central Ohio. Your tax-deductible donation this Giving Tuesday helps us continue to provide relevant and timely information and solutions to family-owned businesses as they navigate today's challenges.

And the winners are…

Anderson Concrete receives Family Business of the Year award in 2021

OSHA’s New COVID Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 vaccination and testing is officially in the Federal Register. By December 4, employers must comply with nearly all ETS provisions. COVID testing requirements must begin by January 4, 2022.
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