The Goering CenterGoering Center for Family & Private Business

The Goering Center
  • John Goering

    John Goering, Founder

    Through a generous endowment, the Goering Center for Family and Private Business was founded at the University of Cincinnati with the mission to improve the vitality of family and private firms throughout the region. John Goering continues to support our mission as a continuing benefactor and active board member.   Read More

  • Mike and Buddy LaRosa

    Mike and Buddy LaRosa

    "As family-owned businesses pass ownership from one generation to the next, strategic planning is critically important. It helps align family ownership with management, and defines the core family values and survival vision for the business. These become the foundation for performance goals that unify the family with its short and long term business objectives." Mike LaRosa, CEO, LaRosa's, Inc.   Read More

  • Tara

    Tara Halpin

    "The Leadership Development Institute taught us how to identify the type of leaders we are and how to structure our communication more effectively with people who have different personality types. We also learned how to improve our relationships with our customers." Tara Steinhauser Halpin, President, Steinhauser, Inc.   Read More

  • Jonathan Theders

    Jonathan Theders

    "The Goering Center has helped me to understand myself, my management and our staff better. It has made a significant and immediate impact on the way we plan and a better bottom line has resulted." Jonathan Theders, President, Clark-Theders Insurance Agency   Read More

  • Business Board Institute

    Jeanne Bruce

    “My partner and I attended the Goering Center BBI and it was time very well spent. We had been tossing around the idea of creating a board for a couple of years, but the idea was a bit intimidating. The BBI gaveus the confidence to finally move forward. Knowing that we would have access to their “bank” of prospective advisors and a Goering Center advisor to help us navigate our first year was huge. We could not be happier with the level of engagement of our Advisors. Only wish we had done it sooner!” Jeanne Bruce, CFO - Hyperquake, Inc.   Read More

  • Paul Verst

    Paul Verst

    "In these challenging times, creating and implementing a strategic plan is not an option. Getting the right help with proven processes makes this mission possible." Paul Verst, CEO, Verst Group Logistics   Read More

Goering Center for Family & Private Business

2014 FAMILY & PRIVATE BUSINESS AWARDS

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The Goering Center for Family & Private Business, at the University of Cincinnati, is a leading educational and informational resource center for family and closely held businesses. Membership in the Goering Center benefits businesses of every size and industry.  As a member business, everyone on your staff is a welcome constituent. Together, you can attend programs, meet the "who's who" of the Cincinnati area family and private business owners who enjoy sharing their stories and learning from one another.

With the intent of accelerating business growth and sustaining family business harmony, the Goering Center can help you address the unique and critical issues facing firms of all sizes including:

Succession PlanningLeadership Development
Communication TechniquesCompensation Issues
Strategic PlanningAdvisory Boards
Governance IssuesConflict Resolutions

The Goering Center has one of the leading programs in the country, preparing the Next Generation of family business owners to manage the family firm. The Family Business Principles Course is your key to developing a common vocabulary, language, model, and understanding of what makes family business unique. Our Leadership Development Institute is designed to address the unique challenges faced by those leading a family business.  And the Strategic Planning Institute will allow your team to take away an implementable plan on a few pages, not a two-inch binder. At the Goering Center we can help you create an outside board through our Business Boards Institute.

MEMBERSHIP: Three types of membership classifications assure a diverse and rewarding learning and networking opportunity at the Goering Center.  Learn more about membership.

MISSION STATEMENT: To nurture and educate family businesses to drive a vibrant economy.

SAFE HAVEN POLICY:  The Goering Center respects the privacy of our members, and provides a safe-haven environment. Members agree not to market to or solicit other members, but are encouraged to buy from each other. Names, addresses, and contact information are strictly confidential and are to be used only for member-to-member communications.

Contact Information:
Phone: 513-556-7185   Email: Goering@uc.edu

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COMING ATTRACTIONS

April 30, 2014 – Business Board Institute Workshop - 8:00 – 3:00, Goering Center, 225 Calhoun Street. The Business Board Institute (BBI) teaches family businesses how to build and lead an outside board. Establishing an outside board is one of the most valuable strategies that can be employed in a business.  A business board consultant will guide and assist you in developing a personalized plan for your organization in this two phase institute. Register online here.

May 20, 2014 – Successful Transitions – Bridging the Generation Gap –   Back by popular demand, Pascale Michaud, recent President of the Business Family Foundation in Montreal will be returning to the Goering Center to discuss insights into Successful Transitions – Bridging the Generation Gap.  Some companies survive and prosper after a generational transition.  What’s their secret?  Two successful second generation leaders, Joe Bourgraf of Ferno-Washington Inc., and Jamie Gerdsen of Apollo Heating & Cooling will share their transition experience. 11:30 – 1:30 Sharonville Convention Center. Register online here.

Principles Course - Monthly -  Designed to help you develop a common vocabulary, language, model and understanding of what makes family businesses unique.  For additional information about the Principles Course and to select a date convenient for you, click here.

 

Future Programs:

Please click here for our Calendar of Events.