2018 Family and Private Business Awards - 19th Annual

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 | 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. | JACK Casino

The Goering Center's Family and Private Business Awards
is a region-wide celebration designed to showcase the unique successes of Greater Cincinnati’s family and private businesses that have contributed to our economy and community growth, and that reflect best business practices.

The awards are intended to embrace the full range of family and private business — large and small, new and old, whether members of the Goering Center or not — as a way to recognize the important role that these enterprises play in the vitality of our region.

Three awards will be presented in each of two divisions: Family Business Division and Private Business Division.

“The ultimate goal of the Goering Center is to see people succeed in both their family and business life, thus moving forward in their journey. It truly never gets old to hear their testimonies of success.”  − John Goering, Founder

Drew Lachey returns as celebrity emcee

Queen City native, Drew Lachey, returns to host this year's awards. A native of Cincinnati, he is an accomplished singer, dancer and actor who first rose to prominence as a member of the Motown pop group 98 Degrees. Drew later became a household name when he took home the infamous mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars (season-two champion, season-five co-host). He has a long line of credits on television and Broadway and will bring his energetic blend of class and humor to this year’s Family & Private Business Awards.

Drew Lachey

If you have any questions about the Awards please email cathy.decker@ucmail.uc.edu or call (513) 556-7405.

Thank you to our featured sponsors:


Clark Schaefer Hackett, Fifth Third Bank and USI