The Goering CenterGoering Center for Family & Private Business

The Goering Center

About Us

LaRosa's Leadership Team shares their Goering Center experience.

Complex and Unique Ownership Issues

Family businesses involve a complex and unique ownership issues based on family relationships. Your business may be governed by you and your son/daughter, or you and your siblings or cousins, or you and your spouse, or you and your extended families like in-laws or an ex-spouse.

Every unique relation in the family business goes through a family business cycle where you find the need for that one catalyst which can guide you to nurture your business and family parallel to each other.
Many more unique scenarios exist in each exclusive family business.

  • For more than twenty years, we have seen them all; we have helped them all!
  • Be Proactive. Learn from Experience!
  • Gain real-world insights from other family business owners.

Optimize your family business and foster a legacy that endures.

As a family business owner or leader, you may feel uncertain that anyone is ready to fill your shoes, or pressured to step aside before a smooth transition seems possible.

At the same time, your next generation may feel anxious, under-prepared or concerned about taking the lead without hurting the business or straining family relations.

Given the sensitivity of governance and succession discussions, many family businesses are unable to address these issues objectively, successfully, or at all – often minimizing growth opportunities and thwarting the chances for a successful evolution.

It’s the family relationships that often stifle family businesses.

By acknowledging and addressing the concerns of present-day Generation 1 (G1) ownership, and the grooming needed for a successful handoff to Generation 2 (G2), the Goering Center is able to open and facilitate meaningful discussions that can make a difference.

If your goal is to prepare your family business for an optimal transition, the Goering Center programs can help open conversations in a neutral setting, so you and your successors can work toward aligning your visions for success.

The sooner you begin preparing, the fewer problems and surprises you’ll experience down the road.

Here are a few companies who have participated in Goering Center programs.

Founded

Family Business

Category

Generation

1842

The Verdin Company

Manufacturing

Sixth

1870

Graeter’s Inc.

Restaurants

Fourth

1920

Kaiser Foods

Food Products

Third

1921

Flottman Company, Inc.

Printing

Third

1928

Gardner Business Media, Inc.

Publishing

Fourth

1932

Rumpke

Waste Management

Third

1937

Holland Advertising

Marketing

Fourth

1941

Hilltop Basic Resources, Inc.

Construction

Third

1954

LaRosa’s Inc.

Restaurants

Second

1954

Scherzinger Pest Control

Service

Third

1960

J.T.M. Food Group

Food Products

Second