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Columbus CEO Blog: The Emperor Has No Clothes by Bea Wolper, Conway Center Co-Founder

(Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of columns by family business leaders and advisors with information and ideas about topics unique to family businesses, developed in conjunction with the Conway Center for Family Business. Succession planning is vital to every family business, so we begin our series with this topic.) Family businesses …

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Monthly Message – January 2014

Monthly Message — January 2014 Top Ten Reasons Family Businesses Succeed January 16 – 7:30-9:00 a.m. Ohio Dominican University – Alumni Hall 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219 It has been said that if you “fail to plan then you are planning to fail”. That is especially true for family businesses, and can have dire consequences …

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Educational Program to Outline Ten Key Planning Issues for Family Businesses

Family businesses will have the chance to take part in an interactive session focusing on ten key planning issues for family businesses at the Conway Center for Family Business’s program, “Top Ten Reasons Family Businesses Succeed.” The program will be held on January 16, 2014 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at Ohio Dominican University’s Alumni …

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Communicator: Winter 2014

15th Annual Awards Program and Expo Celebrating Family Business Success The 15th Annual Conway Center Family Business Awards Program had record-breaking attendance of over 400 guests to celebrate another year of family business success! The event, held at the Aladdin Shrine Center on November 1, honored 31 local businesses and individuals in various categories.
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Conway Center Welcomes Karen Hockstad to Advisory Board

The Conway Center for Family Business is proud to announce the addition of a new member to its advisory board. Joining the board is Karen Hockstad, a partner with the Dinsmore & Shohl law firm. She also chairs the Board of Trustees for the Conway Center for Family Business.
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Is Your Family Business on the Path to Success or Headed Down a Bumpy Road?

Brad Martyn of FocusCFO will lead an educational program for the Conway Center for Family Business titled “Is Your Family Business on the Path to Success or Headed Down a Bumpy Road?” from 7:30-9:00 a.m. on December 12, 2013 at Ohio Dominican University’s Alumni Hall, 1216 Sunbury Road. Martyn will outline 10 keys to running …

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Wolper, Emens to Address ODU Winter Graduates at 100th Commencement

Ohio Dominican University (ODU) will hold its 100th commencement exercise at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Approximately 200 students will have degrees conferred upon them as they are joined by hundreds of family and friends in Alumni Hall, located on ODU’s main campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. Beatrice “Bea” Wolper, J.D., …

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Author to Share Succession Planning Strategies for Family Businesses

Bill Hermann, CPA, partner at Plante Moran, and co-author of Succession Transition – A Roadmap for Seamless Transitions in Leadership, will provide family business leaders with options to consider when they do not have readily apparent successors during the Conway Center for Family Business educational program, “Succession Scenarios: What do you do if your successors …

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Communicator: Summer 2013

You’re Invited to the 10th Annual Family Business Tour and Networking Event August 22 – 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Communicator: Winter 2013

300 Attend 13th Annual Family Business Awards Celebration! On November 4, the Conway Center for Family Business recognized more than 20 businesses and individuals who celebrated milestones or demonstrated accomplishments in the areas of communication, community engagement, re-invention, succession, or support of family businesses.
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