Education - Monthly Meetings & Family Business Roundtables - 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 ten educational presentations on family business issues and several Family Business 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 and webinars are open to the public for a small fee unless otherwise noted.  VIEW the Non Member Guest Policy.


Thursday Oct 5, 2023
Your current and future employees of your family business are increasingly voicing their expectations that their employers need to demonstrate care. They’re making decisions to join or stay with a company based on the employer’s commitment to a variety of social, environmental, and other issues. Are your employees connected to the core values of your family business? Join us for an interactive discussion about aligning your company core values with your workforce’s values. Improved employee engagement shows in your bottom line through better productivity, less turnover, and longer tenure within your organization. All attending are encouraged to complete the free Life Values Inventory prior to this session, and to bring your results and company values with you. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Roundtable, Human Resources
Thursday Oct 19, 2023
There are several ways to grow a business. Since mergers and acquisitions top the list of interest in our annual membership survey, we will convene a panel to learn from family business leaders who have been involved in all aspects of M&A activity – and the lessons they learned in the process. Facilitated by Brett Thornton, Porter Wright ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
Thursday Oct 26, 2023
The Power of Inclusive Benefits In Glassdoor’s 2020 Diversity Hiring Survey, more than 3 out of 4 job seekers and employees (76%) report that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers. If your organization’s benefits offerings are not perceived as inclusive, you may be missing out on talent or failing when it comes to retention. As well as being a part of benefits offerings, inclusive benefits can be a key metric for empowering and establishing an actionable Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy. You're invited to join Gary Abernathy and Nick Bellanca from Marsh McLennan Agency as they cover some basics around this up and coming topic: * Define inclusive benefits * Describe the business case for inclusive benefits and rationale behind certain options * Provide examples of inclusive benefits strategies that are relevant today ... read more
Categories: CCFB Webinar
Wednesday Nov 1, 2023
Have you considered Angel Investing? There is no more direct way to make an impact on the change you want to see in the world than by investing in a startup company with innovative products or services that can save lives or create positive social, technological, and environmental changes. Angel investors leverage their success and expertise to invest in local startup businesses, making dreams come true for entrepreneurs and kick-starting economic growth in their regions. Join us to learn about angel investing, who are angel investors, why they invest, what kind of companies they invest in, and how the angel investment process works. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Webinar
Thursday Nov 2, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Roundtable, Succession Planning
Thursday Nov 9, 2023
Come hear the stories of family business leaders who survived - and some who thrived - through two major market upheavals. They will share their experiences and advice on how to weather business factors outside of your control. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
Thursday Dec 14, 2023
When transitioning a business, it is important that Next Gens know the ins and outs of financial planning and cash management. If they can’t read a P&L, how will they eventually make decisions about the financial future and health of the family business? Join us as our panelists discuss the important lessons they learned about getting the gen involved early and often in the accounting side of the family business. Facilitated by Jeff Cope, JACO Advisory ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program

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