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Award Winners were honored at our 2021 Awards Program

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Central Ohio’s Only Awards Program Celebrating Family Businesses

On Wednesday November 10, 2021 we gathered at the Hilton Easton in Columbus to celebrate the accomplishments of Central Ohio family businesses at the 23rd Annual Family Business Awards & Expo!

VIEW this year's award winners and check out the photo galleries below.

Conway Center members were invited to participate in the Family Business Expo preceding the Awards luncheon, providing them the opportunity to showcase their business, products, or services to hundreds of family business leaders and advisors. VIEW the directory of Expo participants.

The Awards luncheon honored recipients in categories consistent with the success and longevity of a family business: leadership, planning, communication, support and community service.

Thank you to our generous Award Sponsors: Columbus CEO, First Merchants, Gryphon Financial Partners, Taft/ and to our Media Sponsors: Morgan Stanley and Rider+Reinke Financial Group.

More than 300 companies have been honored during the past 23 years and represent many of Central Ohio’s finest family-owned businesses.  The Conway Center for Family Business Awards Program annually recognizes family businesses that have:

  • Successfully transferred the leadership of the company from one generation to the next
  • Found a unique solution to a complex business problem
  • Made a contribution to our community
  • Gone above and beyond the call of duty to help an employee, customer or vendor

Nominations are now open for the November 16, 2022 Family Business Awards! Nominate a family business, including your own, by submitting the nomination form.  Nominees do not have to be members of the Conway Center to be considered for an award.

All Award categories are listed at the bottom of this page, along with the online nomination form.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

Award Categories

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Family Business of the Year

Recognizes a family business that has made a significant contribution to their industry or the Central Ohio business community. Winner in this category will be asked to give short remarks. 

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Lifetime Achievement

Recognizes a family business leader who has made a significant contribution to their industry or the Central Ohio business community. Winner in this category will be asked to give short remarks. 

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Milestone Achievement

Recognizes family businesses that have reached a significant milestone during the award year (longevity, business or other significant achievement).

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Community Engagement

For family businesses that have made a significant contribution to the Central Ohio community.

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Gratitude & Legacy

Recognizing individuals who have made substantial gifts to the Conway during life, and/or have included the Conway Center for Family Business in their estate plans.

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Re-Invention

Recognizes family businesses that have successfully adjusted their business strategy or focus to address a changing business climate or societal demands. 

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Rising Star

Recognizes emerging leaders/next generation leaders who are making an impact in their business and in the Central Ohio business community.

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Succession Planning

Recognizes family businesses that have developed or completed a succession plan or a transfer of leadership.

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Support of Family Business

Recognizes organizations or individuals that have shown support or demonstrated a commitment to the strength, success or longevity of a family firm.

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