Phoenix Rising: How to think big, take risks and be resilient

Luncheon Series | 2.28.18 | The Grand Banquet Hall
6 East 5th Street, Covington, KY 41011

To stay in business, you have to think big, take risks and be resilient. Like the Phoenix who rises from the ashes, there is a lifecycle of death and rebirth that requires owners to cope with adversity and adapt to change so the business can overcome its challenges…and rise.

That’s just life in the big city, and in this case…we mean Covington.

Many Covington companies are contributing to the rebirth of Northern Kentucky’s largest city. At our February 28 luncheon, we’ll meet the CEOs of two historic businesses: Glier’s Goetta and Hotel Covington. Both tell epic tales of transformation, and their individual successes have triggered great growth and positive change throughout the community.

What You’ll Learn

Hosted in Covington’s Odd Fellows Hall, a historic property that also rose from the ashes, here’s what you’ll learn at our next luncheon program:

  • How communicating your vision is critical to overcoming obstacles
  • How investing in your community creates champions for your brand
  • How to make a comeback when your customer base evaporates
  • How to lose the “20 percent” that’s hurting you, so you can focus on the “80 percent” that will get you to the next level
Carol Butler, Guy van Rooyen, Dan Glier

From left: Carol Butler, Guy van Rooyen, Dan Glier

Meet Our Moderator

Carol Butler, President, Goering Center

Carol's new role at the Goering Center is President after serving for years as a volunteer. As president, Carol will bring in her understanding of the needs of private and family business, as she was raised in a family business which is now in its third generation of operation.

She served 30 years as a Fortune 500 executive, and has since operated a consulting firm. Carol is involved in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky communities, serving on the Board of Directors for Life Learning Center and Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

Meet Our Panelists

Guy van Rooyen, CEO, Salyers Group, Hotel Covington

Guy has over 18 years of experience in finance and turn-around management. He is currently the CEO at Donna Salyers Fabulous-Furs with responsibility for the strategy and vision of the company as well as its day-to-day operations. 

He also serves as President of the Salyers Group where he is responsible for the strategic direction of the diversified holding company whose brands include Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs, The Madison Event Center, Fabulous-Bridal and the newest addition to their portfolio, Hotel Covington. Guy currently serves on the board of the Salyers Group, Donna Salyers Fabulous-Furs and vR Equity.

Dan Glier, CEO, Glier's Goetta

Dan Glier (aka: The Goetta Guy) is President of Glier’s Meats Inc. and has served in this capacity for 42 of his 57 years with the company. He is the son of the company’s founder, the late Robert Glier and Louise Glier.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers, is a past Board Member and Past President of The American Association of Meat Processors. More locally Dan serves as Chairman of one of the Advisory Committees at Gateway Community and Technical College and has recently begun teaching there part time.

Hotel Covington opened in 2016, showcasing 114 luxury guestrooms, unique restaurants, and intimate lounge spaces.

For over 17 years Glier's has hosted its annual Goettafest in MainStrasse Village, Covington.

If You Go

When:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  Luncheon and Presentation
  Business Casual
  The Grand Banquet Hall, 6 East 5th Street, Covington, KY 41011
Who should come:
  Goering Center Core Members, Associate Members, Corporate Partners and anyone interested in the subject matter. Open to the public.

Thanks to Our Featured Sponsors:

Cors & Bassett, Johnson Investment Counsel and TechSolve