Nominate the “Rising Leaders” in Your Family or Private Business


Larry Grypp, President of the Goering Center

In any business, family or private, cultivating bench strength is critical to long-term success. By investing in a rising generation of leaders, we lay a foundation for succession, and by acknowledging the accomplishments of these rising leaders, we create highly engaged and motivated teams. These new leaders shape the future of our companies and collectively grow our regional economy.

To demonstrate its commitment to this region’s future generation of leaders, the Goering Center will honor a “Rising Leader” at its annual Family & Private Business Awards beginning with the annual awards celebration September 12, 2017.

Nomination Process & Award Criteria

The first annual nomination process began in October, 2016, and will continue through July, 2017. Each month, an independent panel of judges will select one semi-finalist from a pool of nominees, thus identifying 10 semi-finalists this first year. Semi-finalists will be chosen for their demonstrated success advancing one of the 10 Best Practices of enduring family and private businesses.

A nominee must be an employee of a Goering Center Core Member company who has been identified as a future leader in your organization, or is on a path of ownership succession.

Each month, the Goering Center will showcase semi-finalists in our publications and live events. By publicly acknowledging their accomplishments we will help establish them – and the companies they work for – as Rising Leaders in Greater Cincinnati’s business community.

Go to to nominate your Rising Leader today.