Columbus, Ohio – Community engagement is an important element of many family businesses. These community leaders make giving back to the communities that support them a pillar of their businesses. Indeed, each fall, the Conway Center for Family Business honors and celebrates many family businesses who are exemplary stewards of our Central Ohio community at its annual awards event.

The Conway Center continues the conversation this month as family business leaders join a panel for discussion, insight and best practices during the program, Legacy: The Importance of Community Engagement. Facilitated by Tiffiney Hatem of The Catholic Foundation, panelists include:

• Jamie T. Richardson, Vice President, White Castle System
• Hope M. Sharett, Director of Community Stewardship, The Crane Group
• JK Williams, Principle-In-Charge, Kirk Williams Company

The program will take place 7:30-9 a.m. on February 16, 2017 in the Community Room in Alumni Hall at Ohio Dominican University, 1215 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219.

RSVP to Amy Dotts at or 614-253-4820. The program is free for Conway Center members and $35 for non-members. Family business leaders attending for the first time may attend as a Conway Center guest. This session is the second in the nine-program Educational Series hosted by the Conway Center for Family Business. For more information about this series or the Conway Center, please visit or call 614-253-4820.

The Conway Center for Family Business is Central Ohio’s resource for educational programs, resources and networking opportunities to support the growth and success of family-owned businesses. The Center celebrates the successes of family-owned businesses at its annual awards program and offers peer group opportunities for next-generation leaders, family business leaders, and women family business owners. The organization includes more than 200 family-owned businesses from Central Ohio that employ more than 20,000 individuals.

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