24th Annual Family and Private Business Awards (FPBA)

The Successful Difference

Tickets are on sale now for the 24th Annual Family and Private Business Awards! Designed to showcase the unique successes of the Greater Cincinnati region’s family and private businesses that have contributed to our economic and community growth, our annual awards offer an outstanding opportunity to celebrate with your teams and bring recognition to your business and your incredible work. Bring your team and your team spirit and celebrate with us on September 11th at the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati!

Celebrate with Us

Each September, the Goering Center recognizes and celebrates businesses, and Rising Leaders, who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in one or more of our 10 Best Practices of Successful Family and Private Businesses, thereby positively impacting their organizations and communities. We have celebrated extraordinary businesses, volunteers, and rising leaders over the past many years, as referenced on our Historical Honorees page, and it is one of our most enjoyable, powerful, and proud annual events.

Join us Monday, September 11, 2023 at the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati to celebrate the 2023 honorees!

September 11, 2023

Notes: free parking and football-themed/casual attire expected

Rising Leader of the Year voting is open! 

From October 2022 to June 2023, nine Rising Leader Finalists were  selected  from a pool of nominees by an independent panel of judges. All nominees are on a leadership or succession track of a family or private business, and have successfully advanced the 10 Best Practices of Family and Private Businesses. View the 2023 finalists and cast your vote today for the Finalist you would like to see honored with the Rising Leader Award at the awards on September 11th.

Don't miss our Supplement in the Cincinnati Business Courier

The Friday, September 8th edition of the Cincinnati Business Courier will include our Family and Private Business Awards supplement featuring stories of all 2023 Business Honorees and Honorable Mentions, our Volunteer of the Year, our Family Business Hall of Fame inductee, in addition to letters from the Awards judges and Goering Center President, Carol Butler. Our Rising Leader Finalists and our many generous and invaluable sponsors will also be highlighted. 

Support the 24th Annual Family and Private Business Awards by becoming a sponsor!

We still have several sponsorship opportunities available! If your company is interested in added visibility and the chance to support this wonderful celebration, please contact formaljr@ucmail.uc.edu.​​​

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For more information about the Family and Private Business Awards, contact the Goering Center team.