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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:

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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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.

Year-End Tax Planning for Family Business Owners

While year-end tax planning should be done every year, with pending legislative changes on the horizon it is imperative business owners and individuals take time to assess their own personal situation. The following two documents serve as a reminder of the strategies you may wish to consider incorporating into your year-end planning. 2021 Top Ten […]

How a Fractional Executive Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

This is an intereting article in by Katie Murphy, a new Conway Center member and founder of Expansion Group. Fractional executives might be a good solution for family businesses that do not have a clear succession plan…yet. If you have a complex strategic initiative with an end date like the one I oversaw, this […]

2021 Family Business Forecast

Hiring a bigger concern than the pandemic, says central Ohio’s family businesses   The tenth Annual Family Business Forecast survey, conducted by the Conway Center for Family Business, revealed more than one in four (27.4%) Central Ohio family business leaders­ believe adapting to COVID-19 mandates and restrictions will remain one of their most significant business challenges […]
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