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Conway Center For Family Business

The Conway Center for Family Business was founded in 1998 to provide education, networking and recognition to the more than 6,000 family-owned businesses in Central Ohio.

Family Foto

This Friday we focus our lens on Lincoln Construction who has been building relationships for 45 years. Congratulations to the Schmitt Family.

Family Business Giving Back

Castle Shares is White Castle’s corporate charitable program and we look to make a difference in the White Castle communities by feeding hunger, hopes and dreams.

Family Business Restaurant Of The Month: Schmidt’s

This simple and deeply comforting meatloaf has been on the restaurant’s menu since 1972. Developed by Betty Jane Schmidt, wife of the restaurant’s founder, George, the meat loaf continues to be one of Schmidt’s bestsellers.

Family Biz Confidential

NxtGen Nexus gives you the story behind the story about life in the Family Business.

Conway Center for Family Business
1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 253-4820  info@familybusinesscenter.com

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Business Wisdom from Working Moms

Hope everyone was good to their mom this mother's day! In honor of our hardworking moms, here are a cool dozen quotes from some of the hottest moms in business today, collected from the "In Good Company" summit in San Francisco last fall: "If I were a man in corporate America, I’d be thrilled! I’d sit back and say, 'Yeah, go ask the women how...

Amway: Pyramid Scheme or Family Business Success?

After nearly 60 years in business, the world’s most famous multi-level marketing (MLM) business generated $8.8 billion in revenue in 2016. This despite the rough road the company has had to traverse almost every year since its inception in 1959.

Community Engagement

Community engagement is a hallmark of many successful family businesses. Family business 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...

Conway Center Quoted in Dispatch Editorial – Help Wanted: Must Have Skills, Values

February 22, Conway Center – Nearly in 1 in 3 family businesses in central Ohio report that they’re worried about finding qualified people to fill jobs. While that sounds like a good problem to have — central Ohio’s unemployment rate is at a near 15-year low — this threatens the region’s economic vitality. When jobs go unfilled, they don’t...



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“The Conway Center gives a framework to start thinking about succession planning and other issues that are important to maintaining and growing your family business. They also have the resources to help make sure you stay on track. Progress depends on all of us being able to share our thoughts and challenges. At the Conway, we can all communicate with each other transparently to share best practices on how to ensure our family businesses go into perpetuity.”
Rhett Ricart

President & CEO, Ricart Automotive

The Moment

The Moment

is the journey whether to enter or reject the Family Business. Where did this journey begin?

Rejecting It All

Could you imagine living the rest of your life without being the “kid”?

Nxt Door Neighbors

Living next  door to cousins was great, especially if your Aunt‘s cooler than your Mom. But does Mom really like spending 24/7 with Dad’s family?

First Job

How old were you? Did you get paid? Ha Ha. Did you get lunch out of it?

Family Business Rituals

Was it potluck dinner on inventory day? How come my family had to take inventory, but my cousins didn’t. In “Bloodline”, they had the Family Table.

Coming Home

Sure they’re crazy, but they’re your crazy. Whether you join the business or not, you’ve always have a home.


Forget fingers and toes. Forget whether you look like Aunt Edna. The only question anybody cares about going into the Family Business.

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