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Central Ohio’s Only Awards Program Celebrating Family Businesses

Join us on Wednesday November 10, 2021 at the Hilton Easton in Columbus as we celebrate the accomplishments of Central Ohio family businesses at the 23rd Annual Family Business Awards & Expo!  The Awards luncheon honors recipients in categories consistent with the success and longevity of a family business: leadership, planning, communication, support and community service.

More than 200 companies have been honored during the past 22 years and represent many of Central Ohio’s finest family-owned businesses.  VIEW this year's award winners.

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

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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Legacy

Recognizes a family business, whose owners support other family businesses by including the Conway Center for Family Business in their estate plan.

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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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2019 Family Business Awards Gallery

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