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.

About Conway Family Business Center

Join us for a Conway Center Program or Event!

RESERVATIONS may be made online or by emailing ADotts@FamilyBusinessCenter.com. 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.

Education

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 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
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 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 28, 2021
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Categories: CCFB Webinar
Tuesday Oct 5, 2021
Ignite Your Family Business - Live Virtual Meeting Speaker TBA Are you ready to take your family business to the next level? Join Kelly Borth, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of GREENCREST as she facilitates this quarterly forum to hear first-hand from fellow family business owners on what they are doing to grow their business. It will help you as a business owner or leader gain the insights you need to ignite your business! ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum
Thursday Oct 21, 2021
Some may never entertain the thought; others can't imagine it any other way. Working side-by-side with your significant other can be both rewarding and challenging at times. Learn what it takes to balance a work-life relationship and become a family business ''Power Couple.'' Speakers TBA Sponsored by GREENCREST ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
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Wednesday Nov 3, 2021
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Categories: CCFB Forum, CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Nov 18, 2021
Family business is complicated. Relationships, history, and emotions combined with business dynamics can be a recipe for disaster if family issues are left unresolved. Join us as we facilitate a discussion about ways to approach and address difficult family business conversations, and why it's critical for the wellbeing of family relationships and the business to proactively initiate conversations before conflict can lead to resentment. Sponsored by GREENCREST ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
Tuesday Dec 7, 2021
Ignite Your Family Business - Live Webinar Featuring Anthony-Thomas Candy Co. Session details coming soon. Are you ready to take your family business to the next level? Join Kelly Borth, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of GREENCREST as she facilitates this quarterly forum to hear first-hand from fellow family business owners on what they are doing to grow their business. It will help you as a business owner or leader gain the insights you need to ignite your business! ... read more
Categories: CCFB Webinar
Thursday Dec 16, 2021
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