Central Ohio’s Only Awards Program Celebrating Family Businesses
Join us on Wednesday November 16, 2022 at the Hilton Easton in Columbus to celebrate the accomplishments of Central Ohio family businesses at the 24th 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.
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
More than 300 companies have been honored in the past 23 years and represent many of Central Ohio's finest family-owned businesses. VIEW past award winners.
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 below, along with a link to the online nomination form.
The Award Nomination Deadline is JULY 29, 2022. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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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.
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.
Recognizes family businesses that have reached a significant milestone during the award year (longevity, business or other significant achievement).
For family businesses that have made a significant contribution to the Central Ohio community.
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.
Recognizes family businesses that have successfully adjusted their business strategy or focus to address a changing business climate or societal demands.
Recognizes emerging leaders/next generation leaders who are making an impact in their business and in the Central Ohio business community.
Recognizes family businesses that have developed or completed a succession plan or a transfer of leadership.
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.