Education - Monthly Meetings & Family Business Forums - Conway Center for Family Business

The Conway Center for Family Business helps family business owners and leaders solve business and family business problems, and when appropriate, with transitioning the family business to the next generation

Monthly educational programs provide valuable information on family business topics presented by family business leaders and experts. Peer Groups give family business leaders the opportunity to discuss key issues with one another in focused groups.

Annually, the Center offers nine educational presentations on family business issues and several roundtables that focus on in-depth topics.

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Join us for a Conway Center Program or Event!

RESERVATIONS may be made online or by emailing Conway Center members are encouraged to bring guests to programs and events to introduce Central Ohio family business leaders to the resources provided by the Conway Center. Family business leaders attending for the first time are free. Educational programs, round tables and webinars are open to the public for a small fee unless otherwise noted.


Wednesday Jul 22, 2020
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence In the current economic environment, uncertainty is certainly one thing we can all count on. But there is also the power of data that can help us navigate our current situation and allow us to evaluate where we were, where we are, and where we will be and how to effectively get there. Join Carlin Culbertson from Meaden & Moore as he discusses the power of data analytics and how it can allow an organization to decipher the results of its own operations and provide meaningful Business Intelligence (BI) results including: Data analysis projects M&M has done to provide some real world examples Simple ways to get started with data analytics and business intelligence Examples of software you can use to get started Challenges companies face when trying to implement and maintain a data analytics program and how to minimize these challenges REGISTER now and join us for this live webinar on Wednesday, 7/22. You'll have the opportunity to submit questions during the session and view a recording post session. This quarterly forum is generously sponsored by Conway Service Provider Meaden & Moore. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum
Wednesday Jul 29, 2020
HR Open Forum - Virtual Live Meeting Got questions? Sure you do! Businesses have been blindsided this year and navigating the ''new normal'' is not for the faint of heart. As staff continues to expand and contract to meet changing business needs, new employment laws are enacted and sunset, and expectations about how to get work done are constantly coming at us - it's no wonder we have HR fatigue! Let's come together and talk all things HR. Sharon DeLay, President of GO-HR will facilitate and address HR issues you are currently facing in your family business. We'll share best practices, must-knows and be the empathetic ear we all need right now. Topics such as remote working/productivity, employee health and well-being, best practices for encouraging diversity and inclusion in your workplace … just to name a few. Join us for this live interactive meeting to find practical advice around tackling the challenges you are facing. *Important Note: Because we want this to be interactive, this session will be a Zoom Meeting (same format as our peer groups) with audio/video enabled for all who join. Note that if you do not have video capability, you are still welcome to participate. This session will NOT be recorded. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum, CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Aug 6, 2020
This August 6th session features Jim Wasserstrom, CEO of Advance Sign Group. Growing his family business to a position of national leadership was an evolution. Hear from Jim Wasserstrom of Advance Sign Group as he shares the multiple pivots he made to increase sales, change the company’s customer focus, hire a key management team, implement EOS and shift his sales and marketing to meet the changing needs of his customers. Learn what it took to build a foundation for growth and how the trust and value the family owners put on their people to drive the company’s vision has led to its national success. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum
Thursday Aug 20, 2020
If you feel like today’s world is often too much to handle at once, you’re not alone. Join certified health coach, registered dietitian & yoga instructor Jenny Pitcher from OhioHealth as she presents some of the research and science behind creating a resilient spirit and generating hope, two things that may be hard to elicit in this uncertain time. Experience resilience practices and walk away with tools & strategies for practicing resiliency to build hope for yourself and those around you - both personally and in your family business. REGISTER now and join us for this live webinar on 8/20. You'll have the opportunity to ask Jenny questions during the session and view a recording post session. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum
Tuesday Aug 25, 2020
Join Ted Fireman, Franchise Consultant and Market President of FranNet of Central and Southeastern Ohio as he discusses franchising basics. Ted will explain the array of categories and investment levels available (starting at around $50K), and how to go about defining your own personal vision. For some family business owners, franchising is a way to diversify or to help adult children enter business ownership and receive strong ongoing training and support to help them succeed and possibly to prepare for a role in the family business. Among the topics Ted will cover include: ? Basic information on franchising, including the range of industry categories, investment levels and fees. ? Finding the right funding option to fit your circumstances. ? The legal regulations governing franchising that protect the buyer. ? A strategic approach to defining your personal business model, quantifying your returns and safely researching and selecting the business opportunity that best fits your unique personality, skills, needs and goals. ? Growth trends and choices in franchising that offer stability and success in weak and strong economies. You'll have the opportunity to submit questions during the session and view a recording post session. REGISTER now and join us for this live webinar on Tuesday, August 25. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar and view a recording post session. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum
Thursday Sep 17, 2020
Join us for a panel discussion on what it takes to be a female leader of a family-owned business. How do women in leadership roles impact the bottom line? Why is it important to mentor and support rising female leaders in a family business? How did these women get to where they are in their family business and what are their hopes for the future of women in business Moderated by Jennifer Griffith, Ohio Regional President - First Merchants Bank. Our panelists are: Elizabeth Blount McCormick, President – Uniglobe Travel Designers Lori Kaiser, CEO - Kaiser Consulting Darla King, President - King Business Interiors Sponsored by GREENCREST REGISTER now and join us for this live webinar on 9/17. You'll have the opportunity to submit questions during the session and view a recording post session! ... read more
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