Nominations for our Family Business Awards Close July 28th!
The definition of success is to achieve, advance, thrive, prosper or grow. Are you, or do you know of, a family business that deserves to be recognized for a significant accomplishment during a year full of challenges?
Nominees can be any family business in Central Ohio, including your own.
Community Engagement, Communication, Family Business of the Year, Legacy, Lifetime Achievement, Milestone Award, Re-Invention, Succession Planning/Implementation, and Supporter of Family Business
NOMINATIONS CLOSE JULY 28, 2017.
a deserving family business, including your clients’ and your own, today!
August 10, 2017 – 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a fascinating “behind the scenes” look at Citicom – a highly
successful family-owned business in Central Ohio. Enjoy food, beverages, and mingling with other family and community business leaders.
- EXPLORE the Citicom offices and production facility on a guided tour.
- LEARN how Citicom grew from a company with no sales force to a business now operating 24 hours a day in order to produce over 1 million images each day.
- CONNECT with Central Ohio family business leaders, including Citicom owners Kevin and Michael Oakes.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
7:30 a.m. – registration, light breakfast, networking
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – program
Held at EasyIT –
4150 Tuller Rd, Suite 212, Dublin, Ohio 43017
Cyber Security: Hacking Happens!
Join us for an informative session on cybercrime, including new and current internet scams and how to avoid them. Industry experts agree that it’s not if you’ll get hacked, but when. Nick Glimsdahl & Kurt Hoeft of EasyIT and Jennifer Wehrly of First Merchants Bank will discuss how and why your family business will get hacked and what steps to take to minimize the damage.
Today is our 4th Annual Golf Outing at Little Turtle Golf Club! We are appreciative of the many folks who are taking time out of their busy schedules – and away from their family businesses – to spend the afternoon with us.
This event is an annual success because of the generosity of our golfers, sponsors, and donors.Thank you!
Founder Level Sponsor: Graystone Consulting
Leader Level Sponsors: ALNI, Budros Ruhlin & Roe, First Merchants Bank
Next Gen Level Sponsors: FocusCFO and OhioHealth
We also appreciate our hole sponsors:
Level Sponsors above, Emens & Wolper Law, Flyers Pizza, Heiberger Paving, Kirk Williams Company, McGohan Brabender, Mid Ohio Strategic Technologies, Ohio Power Tool, Reitter Stucco & Supply Co.,
Beverage Cart Sponsors:
Our Silent Auction donor companies:
Charles Penzone Family of Salons, Columbus Clippers, Columbus Sign Company, Donatos, Huntington Bank, Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Integrated Building Systems, Ohio Power Tool, Regal Beverage Concepts, Spirit Services, Velvet Ice Cream. Individuals: Mary Lynn Foster, Conway Center Advisory Board Member and Jill Hofmans, Conway Center Managing Director
Our in-kind sponsors:
Citicom Print & Graphics, Copper Run Capital, First Merchants Bank, HBK CPAs & Consultants, Insperity, KeyBank, Little Turtle Golf Club, Park National Bank, Taft/, and Velvet Ice Cream
And, our volunteers:
Kim Gongwer, ProForma Graphic Impressions 2, Paula Megert, Mid Ohio Strategic Technologies, and Jill’s daughter, Sally Hofmans-Currie.
Thank you all for being a part of this fun event that raises much needed funds for our educational programming!
Our very best,
Dick & Jill
Save the Date!
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Hilton Columbus at Easton
Easton Town Center
3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, 43219
Expo: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Luncheon: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
This event celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding family businesses within our community by honoring family businesses with awards in the following categories: Community Engagement, Communication, Family Business of the Year, Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement, Milestone Achievement, Re-Invention, Succession Planning, and Supporter of Family Business.
Family Business Expo
Don’t miss this outstanding business development opportunity only available to Conway Center Family Business and Service Provider members! The Expo is a great way to showcase your business, products or services to more than 600 family business leaders and advisors who will attend the Awards Program.
- Expo display tables may be reserved for just $275.
- Expo table reservations include two Awards Luncheon tickets.
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 ADotts@FamilyBusinessCenter.com or visit
or a full schedule of Peer Group programs.
July 18, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room 276 – Griffin Center
Ohio Dominican University
Topic: Characteristics of exemplary leadership in family business and how to develop them.
July 25, 2017
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast/Networking
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Program
855 Grandview Ave., Suite 140
Columbus, OH 43215
Topic: Digital Marketing Questions & Challenges – A Q&A with Adept Marketing
July 26, 2017
July 27, 2017
3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
3783 Gantz Road
Grove City, OH 43123-1894
Hylant Worksite Wellness
Are your employees living from paycheck to paycheck? Do you want to help reduce the #1 stressor in the workforce today? Let’s talk about it! Join a conversation with your Hylant Health Strategist, worksite wellness peers, and Thomas D. Wyatt, JD, CFP, from Lifetime Financial Growth, LLC, in a facilitated conversation on best practices for engaging employees. Our interactive roundtables are open dialogues designed to discuss and explore best practices for worksite health improvement initiatives.
Thomas D. Wyatt, JD, CFP
Financial Services Professional
Lifetime Financial Growth, LLC
Hylant – Columbus
565 Metro Place South
Dublin, OH 43017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
10:00 a. m. – 11:30 a.m.
Complimentary continental breakfast and networking begin at 9:45 a.m.
Advance registration is not required, but it is preferred. Please contact Rachel Crowder at 614-932-1255 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this free event.
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