Associate Membership

Gain insight, exposure, and visibility with the region's leaders

Larry Van Kirk of Valuation Research Company posing at his business with man and woman employees in the background, and view of city.

Larry Van Kirk, Valuation Research Company

Associate Members are service providers who have an active interest in the challenges and needs of family-owned and privately-held businesses (our Core Members), but pledge they will not aggressively solicit or promote their business to our members so that we may maintain our sales-free, safe-haven environment. 

Associate members benefit from the same membership pricing as our core members on all single-day programs and institutes, allowing them to develop relationships while gaining knowledge.

I've been an Associate Member of the Goering Center since 2012. Why? As a closely held company, the Leadership Development Institute has been invaluable as five of us have completed the program, and the Roundtable in which I participate in is a key part of our organization's success. This is an amazing community of privately held companies that allow for connections in meaningful ways that sometimes go beyond business.

Larry Van Kirk, Valuation Research Company

The Goering Center publishes a Professional Services Registry, where anyone seeking professional support or products can identify member firms with the right expertise.

For additional information on Associate Membership, please contact our Membership Director, David Miller, at 513-556-5648 or

Note: a business needn't be a family or privately-held business to become a Goering Center Associate Member.

Our Associate Members