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

Tuesday Aug 16, 2022
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Categories: Member-Sponsored Event
Wednesday Aug 17, 2022
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Categories: Member-Sponsored Event
Tuesday Aug 23, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Aug 23, 2022
Every business owner will eventually exit their business but wants to do so on their own terms. Whether it is through the eventual sale or transfer of the business to an outside party, employee, partner, or family member, it is critical to understand the personal and financial ramifications of a succession transition. Isaiah Stidham, Senior Wealth Manager, Business Succession Lead at Budros, Ruhlin & Roe will discuss the many components of exit planning and the importance of planning your exit strategy well before it is time to leave. Join us as we consider life after the business and the personal and financial factors that play into determining a business owner’s readiness. REGISTER now and join us for this live webinar on Tuesday, August 23. You'll have the opportunity to submit questions during the session and view a recording post session. If you can't attend the live session - register anyway and we'll email you the recording. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Webinar
Wednesday Aug 24, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Aug 25, 2022
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Thursday Sep 1, 2022
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development 2.0
Thursday Sep 1, 2022
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Sep 6, 2022
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, C-Suite Non-Family Leaders
Wednesday Sep 7, 2022
Navigating Family Biases - Each generation deals with some old school thinking about who should lead the organization, who should be promoted, and what to do about diversity and inclusion. We ll discuss how to uncover and best deal with family biases that you believe may negatively affect the future of the business. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Next Generation Leaders
Thursday Sep 8, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Thursday Sep 15, 2022
How to Engage Non-Family Member Employees An employee of a family-owned business who is a member of the family is tied to the owners in every possible way. Yet, non-family members can provide both skills and perspective that family members may not bring, and thus help grow the business. How does the family business owner align a non-family member employee’s interests to that of the owner? This panel of professionals will discuss how they attract, develop, and retain key non-family member employees. Topics will include the importance of culture, communication, and compensation to align the goals and expectations of the business owners and employees. When successful, the business retains an employee who is as committed to the growth and success of the business as the owners, and the employee feels recognized and compensated for the contributions made to the business. Panelists: Steve Barton - General Manager, Two Men and a Truck Sharon DeLay - President & Owner, GO-HR Mickey Gourley - President, Southeastern Equipment Company Holli Houseworth - Office Manager, Cloud Cover Amy Wilcox - COO, Crimson Design Facilitated by Debbie Long of Clark Schaefer Hackett and Greg Daugherty of Porter Wright. Sponsored by GREENCREST ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
Tuesday Sep 20, 2022
The Story Behind Your Family Business Behind every family business is a great story. We want to hear yours! If you are an owner or next gen, we'd like to hear the background of your family business including: • What is your business, when/who started it? • Where did the idea for your business come from? • How did you get the name of your business? • If next gen, why did you decide to become involved in your family business? • How many family members are still in the business? • What is your succession plan (if known)? • What has been your biggest challenge and your biggest accomplishment since starting/joining your family business? All are invited to this session - non-family and Service Providers members are welcome too! Learn, ask questions, and discover the inspiration and insight from those sharing their family business stories. Generously sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Tuesday Sep 20, 2022
Leadership – What’s Changed and Why It Matters It would not be a leadership discussion without discussing the massive change we have experienced recently. In order to be effective leaders, we must understand the factors and trends that impact the people we lead in order to best serve their needs and the needs of the business. This creates a common sense of why leadership matters in the first place by answering the question – “what problems should we as leaders be trying to solve?” In this session, we will look at data and trends and hear from our fellow professionals the challenges that we all face and why leadership can help us solve them. Generously sponsored by Park National Bank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development
Thursday Sep 22, 2022
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Friday Sep 23, 2022
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Categories: Member-Sponsored Event, Next Generation Leaders
Tuesday Sep 27, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Wednesday Sep 28, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Sep 29, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Succession Planning
Tuesday Oct 4, 2022
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, C-Suite Non-Family Leaders
Thursday Oct 6, 2022
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development 2.0
Thursday Oct 6, 2022
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Oct 11, 2022
Keys to Family Business Success We all know that running a business has enough challenges without the added complication of family relationships. The importance of soft issues in family businesses and the way they are anchored in emotion, is often understated and if glossed over, they can lead to hard problems. In this session we will discuss the top essentials for a successful, harmonious family business. What have you found to be the most important elements of your family business? Do you have a set of soft rules for your family business? Come share with the group and let's learn together! Generously sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Wednesday Oct 12, 2022
Many owners struggle with transitioning out of the business, and it’s up to emerging leaders to help them feel comfortable that they are leaving the company in good hands. What roadblocks have you encountered in this process? We’ll discuss what an effective training program may include for preparing future generations of family members to be successful leaders. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Next Generation Leaders
Thursday Oct 13, 2022
Yes is the Answer! What is the Question? With special guest speaker Cameron Mitchell. Details TBA Moderated by Katy Smith, Editor of Columbus CEO Magazine Sponsored by GREENCREST ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
Thursday Oct 13, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Oct 18, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development
Thursday Oct 20, 2022 - Friday Oct 21, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Oct 25, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Wednesday Oct 26, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Nov 1, 2022
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, C-Suite Non-Family Leaders
Thursday Nov 3, 2022
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development 2.0
Thursday Nov 3, 2022
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Nov 8, 2022
Unscheduled Topic This month is currently unscheduled and held in reserve for any topic(s) that come up throughout the year that we want to discuss. Generously sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Wednesday Nov 9, 2022
Do you have a strategic plan for your business? How about for your family? We can touch on both topics and how to implement something either globally or personally to help your family members contribute to both organizational and personal success. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Next Generation Leaders
Thursday Nov 10, 2022
Taking Over Unexpectedly Panel: Kent Johnson from Highlights for Children Nick Trifelos from Anthony Thomas Candy Co. Donna Van Horn from Bloomingburg Spring & Wire Forms Details TBA Sponsored by GREENCREST ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
Thursday Nov 10, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Nov 15, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development
Wednesday Nov 16, 2022
Celebrate the accomplishments of Central Ohio family businesses with us at our 24th Annual Family Business Awards & Expo! The Awards Luncheon honors recipients in categories consistent with the success and longevity of a family business: leadership, planning, communication, support and community service. Come early (expo hours are from 10am - 12 noon) so that you have enough time to meet and mingle with the many expo participants! ?VIEW information about participating in our Expo. You must register separately for an Expo space. Expo registration includes 2 lunch tickets. Attire is business casual. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Networking & Social Events, CCFB Annual Awards Program
Wednesday Nov 16, 2022
The Family Business Expo is a wonderful business development opportunity available exclusively to Conway Center members. We are thrilled to offer this event, providing you with the opportunity to showcase your business, products, or services to hundreds of family business leaders and advisors who attend our 24th Annual Awards Program celebrating the accomplishments of Central Ohio family businesses. Register your expo table by OCTOBER 31 to get the early-bird rate of $300 and to be acknowledged in printed materials. Expo tables go fast so REGISTER TODAY! ... read more
Categories: CCFB Networking & Social Events, CCFB Annual Awards Program
Tuesday Nov 22, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Thursday Dec 1, 2022
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development 2.0
Thursday Dec 1, 2022
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Dec 6, 2022
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Thursday Dec 8, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Dec 13, 2022
Planning Session for 2023 Topics Join us for this important planning session to choose topics we want to address in 2023! Generously sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Wednesday Dec 14, 2022
How can you help other family members achieve their dreams for a legacy? How will you begin to consider your own? We’ll discuss the role of BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) and how to go about achieving them to create a lasting impression of your family and the business. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Next Generation Leaders
Thursday Dec 15, 2022
Things I Wish I Would Have Known Guest Speakers: Brian Dew from MIdCity Electric Steve Harmon from Spartan Logistics Details TBA ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
Tuesday Dec 20, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development
Thursday Dec 22, 2022
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Dec 27, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Jan 3, 2023
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Jan 5, 2023
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Jan 12, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Jan 24, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Wednesday Jan 25, 2023
The CEO Peer Group of Rising and New Leaders of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Jan 26, 2023
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Feb 2, 2023
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Feb 7, 2023
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Feb 9, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Wednesday Feb 22, 2023
The CEO Peer Group of Rising and New Leaders of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Feb 23, 2023
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Feb 28, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Thursday Mar 2, 2023
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Mar 7, 2023
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Mar 9, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Wednesday Mar 22, 2023
The CEO Peer Group of Rising and New Leaders of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Mar 23, 2023
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Mar 28, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Apr 4, 2023
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Apr 6, 2023
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Apr 13, 2023
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Tuesday Apr 25, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Wednesday Apr 26, 2023
The CEO Peer Group of Rising and New Leaders of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Apr 27, 2023
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday May 2, 2023
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday May 4, 2023
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday May 11, 2023
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Tuesday May 23, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Wednesday May 24, 2023
The CEO Peer Group of Rising and New Leaders of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday May 25, 2023
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Jun 1, 2023
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Jun 6, 2023
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Jun 8, 2023
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Thursday Jun 22, 2023
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Jun 27, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Wednesday Jun 28, 2023
The CEO Peer Group of Rising and New Leaders of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Jul 4, 2023
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Jul 6, 2023
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Jul 13, 2023
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Tuesday Jul 25, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Wednesday Jul 26, 2023
The CEO Peer Group of Rising and New Leaders of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Jul 27, 2023
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Aug 1, 2023
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Aug 3, 2023
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Aug 10, 2023
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