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

Thursday Dec 10, 2020
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Thursday Jan 14, 2021
The CEO Peer Group East 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
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Thursday Jan 28, 2021
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group is for Presidents and CEOs of family-owned businesses. There is an additional annual fee and is by invitation only to attend. ... read more
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Thursday Dec 17, 2020
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Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Year-End Tax Update Jonathan Ciccotelli, CPA, MT, from Meaden & Moore will discuss the importance of how having the right tax strategy will help your family business navigate this time of historic disruption and put you on the right track as a new year begins. His discussion will include: 1) Payroll Protection Program Loans Planning & Reporting, 2) Federal Tax Developments with regards to The CARES Act and 3) Tax Policies of President Elect Joseph Biden. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum
Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
HR Live Virtual Meeting - From Apathy to Zoom Fatigue – We All Just Need a (Socially-Distanced) Hug If nothing else, 2020 was a year where nobody could be too comfortable! Following months and months of navigating remote working, paid sick leave, viruses, vaccinations, and social unrest, let’s take an hour or so to check in with one another and hear about the best practices we’ve all developed from what we learned, and develop our 2021 checklists of what we need to do and what we need to watch. With a change in our federal leadership, there will definitely be (even more) changes coming! Come prepared with best practices, burning questions, and ready to receive your virtual hug to keep you going through Q1 2021! Sharon DeLay, President of GO-HR will facilitate this session - join us for this live meeting* to find practical advice around tackling the challenges you are facing. *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. ... read more
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Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Ignite Your Family Business featuring Schmidt's - Live Virtual Meeting This December 1st session features Andy Schmidt, President of Schmidt Hospitality Concepts. Established in 1886 and now in it's 5th generation, Andy will share Schmidt's growth journey and how marketing (sales, promotion, digital marketing, etc.) played a role in that growth. The trials and errors made along the way and the tough decisions to invest and venture into unchartered waters, the risks made, how they measured success, etc. will also be discussed. ... read more
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Thursday Dec 3, 2020
This group allows you to find your safe place for monthly support, peer mentoring and group coaching to discover how to lead well in ambiguity. By invitation only. ... read more
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Thursday Jan 14, 2021
Leadership is complex; and especially for family businesses. This Leadership 2.0 group allows you to find your safe place for monthly support, peer mentoring and group coaching to discover how to lead well in ambiguity. By invitation only. ... read more
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Tuesday Dec 15, 2020
Leadership Tools to Serve Others One of the greatest joys, and primary directives, of leadership is the ability to positively impact the lives of others. In order to avoid the morass of conflict and demotivation, leaders must have the tools to apply their skillsets appropriately in various situations in order to achieve better outcomes. In this session we will discuss how to analyze situations and adapt to the needs of the people you serve. Facilitator Jonathon McKay with PATH will lead these leadership sessions focusing on the most relevant challenges and opportunities for your business today. This is a very collaborative group that encourages peer-to-peer sharing. Generously sponsored by Park National Bank ... read more
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Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
Employee Experience (EX) and Why It Matters Let's be honest, Employee Experience is a buzzword. Nevertheless, the concept holds significant value for organizations who are willing to do the tough work required to make it part of their culture. Yet, many times we lack the necessary definition and data around the concept to make it impactful for organizations. In this session, we will discuss the process of Employee Engagement and how it should be approached to achieve the value of empowering employees to do great work. The purpose of this peer group is to share our diverse perspectives on what is important for leaders and hear what others are doing in order to build relationships, gain clarity on key leadership challenges or opportunities and support each other. Facilitator Jonathon McKay with PATH leads these sessions in a very collaborative group that encourages peer-to-peer sharing. Generously sponsored by Park National Bank ... read more
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Thursday Jan 21, 2021
Family businesses encounter a variety of situations where leadership and adaptability are tested. Join us for our January Monthly Education Program as we welcome Genevieve Reiner Mills, Oakland Nurseries and Debra Penzone, Penzone Salons + Spas. Facilitated by Jeff Lagusch (Gryphon Financial Partners), Debra and Genevieve will share candidly about their family business journey, situations they’ve faced along the way (especially after a difficult 2020), and how they maintain composure when challenges arise. Sponsored by Kelly Borth of GREENCREST. REGISTER now and join us for this live webinar on 1/21. You'll have the opportunity to submit questions during the session and view a recording post session! ... read more
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Thursday Dec 17, 2020
Join Rick Ricart, President of Ricart Automotive Group, and Jeff Baldwin, Vice President of Franchising and Development for Donatos as they share how their roles and experiences in a family business have helped them evolve and thrive during times of change, transition, and challenges. Facilitated by Kelly Borth of GREENCREST. Sponsored by GREENCREST. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
Wednesday Dec 9, 2020
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
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Wednesday Jan 13, 2021
We will welcome and introduce our 2021 facilitator, Scott Galloway of Galloway Resource Partners. A trusted business advisor and coach, Scott has over 30 years of executive experience developing leaders, successful teams, and delivering results. Each month, Scott will guide the group through various topics while providing resources, tips, and tools that will empower the next generation to step into leadership roles with the confidence and ability to transform their family business. ... read more
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Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
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Thursday Jan 7, 2021
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Thursday Dec 10, 2020
Join guest speaker Lisa Jolley from the Columbus Foundation as she discusses how to start, or refine, a giving program. The unique circumstances of family businesses require careful planning and guidance essential for effective giving. • Why philanthropy is important and how it works with family businesses • How a donor-advised fund works, and the tax benefits associated with it ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Jan 14, 2021
Corporate Entities Family business often has special characteristics and needs that will affect the determination of which entity is best. This session will include discussion of the following: Hear the reasons why LLC’s are preferred for owning real estate Understand why Ohio corporations need shareholder and director minutes What is “piercing the corporate veil” and what happens if it occurs? What are the benefits of subsidiaries in a family owned business? Generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley ... read more
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Tuesday Dec 8, 2020
Planning topics for 2021! Join us for this important session as we discuss topics for the 2021 Women's Peer Group! ... read more
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Tuesday Jan 12, 2021
Tips On How To Network Sensitively During COVID Times How to develop connections and relationships without being 'pushy' during this difficult time Business development in family business - what is working, how the rules are changing, new tactics Please register ONLINE via ZOOM An email will be sent to you with the registration confirmation and log-in information from ZOOM for the meeting. Please log in a few minutes prior to session start so you are ''in'' the meeting by 7:30am. Webinar ID: 881 9425 7202 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
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