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Lessons I’ve Learned Working With Family – from Conway Center member Jason Carpenter of Environmental Pest Management

People often ask me how it is to work with my wife. I always say working with her is the easy part, the hard part is working with our children. When I started Environmental Pest Management 18 years ago, I had no idea it would become a family business, heck, I just wanted to be …

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“I didn’t know I fired you” Covid edition – from Conway Center member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

Have you recently received unemployment claim paperwork for an employee sitting right across the office from you? You just had a conversation with them about the Super Bowl for crying out loud! (Team Chiefs or Team Buccaneers? We have to stay sports team agnostic here at GO-HR, so we’ll just root for no Inflate Gate …

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Good news on PPP, but what about FFCRA? – from Conway Center Member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

It’s been a busy week in Washington DC and now we know the updates on the next round of stimulus dollars and PPP (with the official and riveting name of Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021). However, what about the FFCRA? It wasn’t extended past the sundown date of December 31, 2020. Does that mean that employees …

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Conway Case Study Rethinking Marketing Efforts for Family Business

Rethinking Your Marketing Efforts: New Ideas to Promote Your Family Business

Featuring:Kelly Borth, Chief Strategy Officer, GREENCRESTDave Keller, President, Triad Marketing & MediaJason Mlicki, Principal, Rattleback Many family businesses have been there. Perhaps you’ve created a new product or service that could help meet a need for your clients or community. Or maybe you’re looking to reinvigorate the brand your family has crafted over generations. You’ve …

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Conway Center Case Study Succession Plan for Family Business

The Best Gift to Give Your Family and Yourself is a Succession Plan for your Family Business

What’s the secret to an effective succession plan for your family business?  There really isn’t a straightforward answer.  The Conway Center for Family Business has helped many businesses through succession planning challenges, and one thing is for certain – no two businesses are alike. Differences in family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, preparedness, non-family employee input, and …

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Conway Center Case Study Understanding Generational Issues in Family Business

Closing the Gap: Understanding Generational Issues in Family Business

Featuring:Dr. Thaddeus O’Brien, O’Brien & AssociatesTobi Gold, Skilken Gold Real Estate DevelopmentFritz Reitter, Reitter Stucco & Supply Co. Inc.Kevin Schoedinger, Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service Understanding Generational Issues in Family Business The generations that launched many of our family businesses are living longer, resulting in more generations being involved in family business at the same …

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And the winner is….

Join us on November 14 to celebrate these outstanding family businesses! Community Engagement Happy Chicken Farms Family Business of the Year Kimball Midwest Lifetime Achievement Dr. John Swartz, Lakeshore Cryotronics Milestone Awards 1 millionth ticket – Easy IT 15 years – Environmental Pest Management 25 years in Central Ohio – Hylant 25 years – Integrated …

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The Difficulties of Hiring for a Family Business

Each year, our Economic Outlook survey reflects the challenges that family business leaders have in finding and hiring qualified employees. Conway Center service provider Mike Devine of Devine Consulting addresses this issue in a blog post, The Difficulties of Hiring for a Family Business: When one looks at the hiring data, new hires fail 89% …

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