Central Ohio’s Only Awards Program Celebrating Family Businesses
The definition of success is to achieve, advance, thrive, prosper or grow. Are you or do you know of a family business that deserves to be recognized for a significant accomplishment during a year full of challenges?
More than 200 companies have been honored during the past 22 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
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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. This year, we are particularly interested in family businesses that are working on COVID-19 and social justice issues.
Recognizes a family business, whose owners support other family businesses by including the Conway Center for Family Business in their estate plan.
Recognizes family businesses that have successfully adjusted their business strategy or focus to address a changing business climate or societal demands. This year, we are particularly interested in how your family business pivoted during the COVID-19 crisis. Winner in this category will be asked to give short remarks.
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.