Is your business growing? Profitably?

What’s stopping you?

On June 22, 2017 hear how three Cincinnati CEOs overcame the odds to win.

Reserve your seat for this afternoon social and learning event, hosted at Newport’s oh-so modern and uber cool distillery, New Riff.

Get to know other Goering Center members over fine Kentucky bourbon and filling hors doeuvres before Tony Shipley of Queen City Angels leads a panel discussion between presidents Carey Chen of Cincinnati Incorporated (CI), Chris Bergman of FamilyTech and Maggie Nichols of Eureka! Ranch.


From left: Tony Shipley, Maggie Nichols and Carey Chen

Hear how they cleared their personal and professional hurdles to break their businesses away from the pack. Register to gain these key takeaways:

  • Securing the capital – human and otherwise – that you need to grow
  • Getting your organization 100% aligned and behind your strategic plan
  • Taking your business to the next level
  • Mobilizing a team that is resistant to change
  • Engaging mentors that help you think bigger

Register today to connect with others who are facing down the challenges of running a business. See you at New Riff.  #BreakingBarriers

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) first to 3D print car

Queen City Angels (QCA) - Invest, Inspire, Achieve


Meet Our Moderator

Tony Shipley, Founder & Chairman, Queen City Angels

Tony is an experienced entrepreneur and C-level executive, most recently serving as president and CEO of CH Mack, now part of AssureCare. He founded Entek IRD International Corporation in 1981, growing the company from a startup to a major player in the $1.5 billion industrial, plant-asset management market segment. Tony served as president and CEO until the company was sold to Rockwell International in March 2000.

Today he is a member of various technical and business organizations and the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class XVIII. He has served as chairperson of the Greater Cincinnati Software Association, now known as The Circuit, and as president of QCA. He currently serves on the boards of the University of Cincinnati Foundation, UCRI, the UC Accelerator, and various non-profit and company boards. He was previously the chairman of the Ohio IT Alliance, an Ohio Edison Center.

Tony earned an MBA from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.


Meet Our Speakers 

Carey Chen, President & CEO, Cincinnati Incorporated (CI)

Carey Chen is President, CEO, and Vice Chairman of the Board at Cincinnati Incorporated (“CI”), joining the company in January, 2015. CI is a US-based, build-to-order machine tool manufacturer that has shipped more than 60,000 machines globally since its foundation in 1898.

Immediately prior to joining CI, Carey spent eight years as Vice President at Hypertherm, Inc. in Hanover, New Hampshire, holding various management positions.  While at Hypertherm, Carey was named as a “Top 40 Under Forty” by the New Hampshire Union Leader. Mr. Chen serves as an Independent Board Director of New Valence Robotics Corporation, an Independent Board Director of Digital Alloys, Inc., an Independent Board of Managers Member for EconoPure Water Systems, and a Senior Advisor for Verit Advisors. He is also a Board Director & Treasurer of the American Welding Society. 

Carey earned his undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles and a masters of business administration from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.


Maggie Nichols, President & COO, Eureka! Ranch International, Ltd.

Maggie Nichols is a 10 year-plus veteran inventor and innovation facilitator.  Not only leading the team at Eureka! Ranch and the Innovation Engineering Institute, but helping C-level executives around the world guide their employees and teams through innovation.  Maggie has coached and educated some of the world’s largest companies and non-profits including American Express, Humana, March of Dimes and P&G to name just a few.

Maggie is a Miami University graduate who has a passion and skill for educating others.  She and her husband Brian live in Cincinnati, Ohio with their two children.


If You Go

When: June 22, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
What: Panel discussion in a casual and social environment. Appetizers and refreshments provided
  New Riff Distilling, 24 Distillery Way, Bellevue, KY 41073
Who should come:
Goering Center Core Members, Associate Members, Corporate Partners and anyone interested in the subject matter. Open to the public.
Members: $59; Non-Members: $119; (*After June 15, 2017 Price is $69 for members and $129 for non-members)


Thank you to our Corporate Partner Sponsors: Graydon, KeyBank and Mellott & Mellott