Goering Center Names 75 Semi-Finalists in Annual Search for Top Greater Cincinnati Businesses

Six “best in class” regional companies will win at the 19th annual Family & Private Business Awards on September 11, 2018.

Cincinnati, Ohio – July 18, 2018  Seventy-five family and private businesses have been named semi-finalists in the annual search for top regional businesses conducted by the University of Cincinnati Goering Center for Family & Private Business.

More than 450 businesses were nominated for the awards. An independent panel of judges had the challenging task of identifying 75 semi-finalists and the winners who will be honored at the September 11, 2018 Family & Private Business Awards celebration. At the event, six businesses will receive the top award in their category and 12 will earn the designation as finalist.

The Goering Center created the awards to honor the unique contribution made by Greater Cincinnati’s thriving family and private business community. Awards represent the full range of private and family business, including small and large businesses, start-ups and famous Greater Cincinnati brands. 

“We want to recognize all the businesses who submitted applications for the Family and Private Business Awards and we especially want to thank our panel of judges who put so much time and energy into reviewing and providing thoughtful consideration to each and every application – it’s quite a big job,” said Carol Butler, president, Goering Center.

Companies submitted applications that summarized their accomplishments in the following areas: a big business breakthrough that set the business on a new trajectory; an approach to leadership and employee development that shows a commitment to team members’ personal growth; shaping a culture for performance, inclusion and engagement; community development; and job growth and investment.

“It was our job as judges to pick the company in each of the categories that was best able to articulate their impactful story and best enlighten us as to how they fit into the fabric of a successful business community,” said Mike Miller, Executive Vice President and Trust Department Head, LCNB National Bank. “It was a tough challenge, but we believe that our choices reflect the very best of the Family and Private business community.”

The 75 semi-finalists to be recognized are:

  • Appro-Rx
  • Assisting Hands Home Care
  • ATC (Advanced Technology Consulting)
  • Atlas 10
  • Brandience
  • BRG Realty Group
  • Cappel's
  • Carabello Coffee
  • Casco Manufacturing Solutions
  • Centennial Inc.
  • Cincinnati Incorporated
  • City Wide Maintenance of Cincinnati
  • Clippard Instrument Laboratory
  • Cold Jet LLC
  • Colliers International
  • Conger Construction
  • Contemporary Cabinetry East
  • Custom Design Benefits
  • Custom Distributors, Inc.
  • Donna Salyers Fabulous Furs
  • Donnellon McCarthy
  • EMI Network
  • Esther Price
  • Fedders Construction
  • Flourish Design
  • Foster & Motley, Inc.
  • Full Service Networking
  • Gold Medal Products
  • Gus Perdikakis Associates (GPA) Inc
  • Hengehold Capital Management
  • Holland Advertising: Interactive
  • Home City Ice
  • HR Elements
  • Hyde Park Lumber Co.
  • Hydrotech
  • Integrity Express Logistics
  • Intrust IT
  • Kingsgate Logistics
  • Kolar Design
  • Kroner Dry Cleaners
  • London Computer Systems (LCS)
  • Lykins Energy Solutions
  • MadTree Brewing
  • MCM CPAs & Advisors
  • Metalworking Group
  • Mike's Carwash
  • Modern Office Methods
  • Monti Inc.
  • New Riff Distilling
  • North Side Bank & Trust Co.
  • Pension Corporation of America
  • Perfection Group
  • Pinnacle Employer Services
  • Powernet Communications Services
  • PQ Systems
  • Prestige AV & Creative Services
  • Projects Unlimited, Inc.
  • Prosource
  • Relevate Health Group
  • RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders
  • Roebling Point Books & Coffee
  • Rosedale Manor
  • Scene 75 Entertainment Centers
  • School Outfitters
  • Schueler Group
  • Solid Blend Technologies
  • Steinhauser Inc.
  • The Motz Corporation
  • The Movement Sports & Enrichment Foundation
  • The Rug Gallery
  • TRAK Group
  • UpShift
  • Water Lily Learning Center, LLC

The event is also the occasion celebrating the Goering Center’s annual winner of the Greater Cincinnati Hall of Fame inductee – Glier’s Meats, Inc. – and the 2018 Keith Baldwin Volunteer Award winner. Additionally, one individual will be named the Rising Leader for 2018 and the Center will honor its founder and benefactor John Goering.

Hosted at JACK Casino in downtown Cincinnati, the celebrity emcee is Queen City native Drew Lachey who returns with his energetic blend of class and humor. The event includes a social hour, networking, awards and celebration.