Events Calendar - Family Business Programs in Columbus | Peer Groups and Education

The Conway Center for Family Business provides highly relevant, topical and original programming that helps members learn, stay informed and share experiences with their peers. These family-focused educational programs are unique to the Center and cannot be found anywhere else in Central Ohio.

In addition, we offer enjoyable social interactions that allow members to build strong relationships. We believe that some of the most productive experiences are created in less formal, group settings where relationships can be built, ideas shared and new opportunities hatched.

Just some of these activities include our annual Family Business Awards & Expo, Monthly Educational Programs, Networking and Social Events and Peer Groups. Please browse the calendar below for events and topics that can provide solutions to your family business challenge.

Events Calendar

Tuesday Aug 3, 2021
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Wednesday Aug 4, 2021
Savvy business owners are increasingly discovering the unique advantages of using an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) as a business succession strategy. ESOPs allow business owners to receive ?fair market value? from the sale of their ownership in a tax-advantaged sale, while at the same time protecting the company?s legacy as independent business. In addition, an ESOP provides important financial benefits and other competitive advantages to the sponsoring company, allows its employees to receive the financial rewards of ownership, while at the same time providing an attractive business succession plan for selling shareholders. You're invited to join members of GBQ?s ESOP Advisory team to learn what ?all the buzz is about? related to ESOPs. In this introductory session, designed for business owners and advisors with limited prior knowledge of ESOPs, we will discuss: ? How an ESOP works ? Advantages of ESOP ownership ? Which companies make good ESOP candidates ? Key steps to implementing an ESOP ... read more
Categories: CCFB Webinar
Thursday Aug 5, 2021
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Aug 12, 2021
With unemployment numbers below 5% and labor shortages impacting businesses in all industries, employers are struggling to return to their full strength as we continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic. To navigate this challenge, organizations are getting creative and pivoting to not only attract new talent, but also to retain the talent that they already have on their team. During this session, we’ll discuss: Common pain points employers are navigating while hiring talent Creative options to attract the talent you need Ways to “re-recruit” the talent you have now This informative session will be led by Robin Throckmorton, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Shareholder-in-Charge of the HR Business Advisory Group for Clark Schaefer Hackett. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Webinar
Thursday Aug 12, 2021
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Aug 17, 2021
Marketing is about reaching customers where they are. The internet offers unique opportunities to do just that in ways other marketing mediums cannot. Wide scope of reach, ability to communicate immediately, the option to personalize content, and the opportunity to build quality relationships with customers are just a few benefits to marketing online. Join Greg Stockmaster, Digital Marketing Strategist for GREENCREST, as he shows you the big picture view and learn game-winning strategies to get found and get business through your website, organic search (SEO), paid search (SEM), local searches and social media. In this webinar designed for business owners, advisors and C-level executives, we will discuss: • Creating a winning online marketing strategy • Avoiding common pitfalls • Focusing on what matters most and how to prioritize your digital strategy to outperform your competition • Maximizing the ROI of online marketing ... read more
Categories: CCFB Webinar
Tuesday Aug 24, 2021
Our friends from The Columbus Foundation will join us to discuss two important components for your family business: 1) Next Generation Philanthropy and 2) Emergency Assistance Programs (EAP). Next Generation Philanthropy As your businesses and families grow, it is important to consider the diverse interests of the next generation while also preserving any existing family philanthropic legacy. Join us as Lisa Jolley, Senior Director of Donor Services addresses: • Why Philanthropy differs amongst generations • What motivates us to be philanthropic • Start to picture your legacy • What do you want to accomplish? • How will your family/business engage to reach your desired outcomes? • Next steps Emergency Assistance Programs (EAP) An EAP is a great way for a company to assist their associates in a very private and efficient way for when the unexpected happens. Stefanie Coffman, Manager of Corporate Philanthropy will address: • What is an Emergency Assistance Program? • Why should my business consider an EAP? • The Columbus Foundation’s EAP Background/Approach • How to start an EAP with The Columbus Foundation ... read more
Categories: CCFB Webinar
Thursday Aug 26, 2021
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group is for Presidents and CEOs of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Sep 2, 2021
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Sep 7, 2021
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Wednesday Sep 8, 2021
Our Next Generation Leaders Peer Group is for up-and-coming family business members who are interested in assuming greater leadership roles in their family-owned business. Each month, guest speakers will discuss topics that are relevant and necessary to your growth as a next gen leader – from goal setting, to business valuation, to succession planning, and more. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Sep 9, 2021
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Sep 9, 2021
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Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Financial Considerations for Your Family Business How to set up and effectively use financial dashboards - providing detailed overview of an income statement with net profit, revenue, and other relevant performance ratios. Sharing financial information – how much do you have to tell? Tax saving strategies for family business owners This group is for women who own, work for, or play a supporting role in a family business. Earning respect, leadership, employment practices, family dynamics, and communication in the family business are just a few of the topics that are explored in this interactive group. Facilitated by Bea Wolper from Emens Wolper Jacobs & Jasin Law Firm. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Sep 16, 2021
What is it like to be a rising family business leader? How did they get there? How do they view the future of their family business, the overall business climate, and the evolution of their role? Join us as we welcome members of our Rising CEO peer groups to share their insights, thoughts, and ideas as representatives from the next wave of family business leadership. Speaker and facilitator names to be added soon. Sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
Tuesday Sep 21, 2021
Leadership – What’s Changed and Why It Matters It would not be a leadership discussion without discussing the massive change we have experienced recently. In order to be effective leaders, we must understand the factors and trends that impact the people we lead in order to best serve their needs and the needs of the business. This creates a common sense of why leadership matters in the first place by answering the question – “what problems should we as leaders be trying to solve?” Objectives: In this session, we will look at data and trends and hear from our fellow professionals the challenges that we all face and why leadership can help us solve them. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Sep 23, 2021
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group is for Presidents and CEOs of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Sep 28, 2021
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Categories: CCFB Webinar

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