Goering Center Events Calendar

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At the Goering Center, we offer a variety of educational programs to help you connect, learn, and grow alongside other family and private business leaders. Our single-day events, multi-day programming, and annual awards event let you hear from subject matter experts, and collaborate with and learn from family and private businesses facing the same challenges you are.

View the one-page 2022 Events Calendar for a comprehensive look at upcoming programming throughout the year.

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Overview: Business Boards Institute™ & BLUEPRINT™

July 27 | 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Complimentary Overview | Goering Center, Room 359

Advisory boards are game changers for family and private businesses, providing guidance on matters of strategic importance. However, not all businesses have a clear vision for success, strategies to get there, or defined metrics to help them keep score and measure performance. A board of advisors can help with that, but, equip that board with a BLUEPRINT, and you have a head start on high-impact results.

Sponsored by: Cassady Schiller CPAs & Advisors, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLLKeyBank

Pricing Power Series

Starting Aug. 2 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. | Multi-Day Series | Virtual

Most pricing decisions are made from fear, not from confidence. Most sellers don’t price to win business; they price not to lose. Join us this August for a five-part Pricing Power Series that will arm you with the methods, messaging, tools, and confidence to negotiate from a position of power and strength. This program, heavily focused on application and practice for maximum impact, will help you be confident overcoming price objections, adept at rolling out price increases to customers, and expert at selling the true value of your services or products.

This series is limited to 20 people for maximum participation and engagement. A second series will be added if the first session fills up, and if the second session enrolls a minimum of 15 people.

Principles Course

Aug. 4 | 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. | Orientation | Goering Center, Room 359

Consider The Principles Course as the official welcome mat to the Goering Center. New members come together for the first time to learn how to leverage Goering Center resources -- like the Member Alignment Profile™ (MAP) -- to help them prioritize the time invested in their Goering Center membership. The Principles Course is included with a company’s first year of membership, but veteran members are welcome, too. Owners are encouraged to bring their management teams, as well as family members who are working in or have ownership interest in the business.

Who Dey Think Gonna Lead D'em Bengals?

Aug. 11 | Starts at 11:30 a.m. | Luncheon Series | Rhinegeist Brewery

In just a few short years, sisters Elizabeth and Caroline Blackburn have made their mark in the Bengals' front office. At our August luncheon, we'll explore how the Brown family's G4s earned their leadership stripes before and after joining our city's championship team. Hosted by Channel 12 Anchor, Kyle Inskeep, we will learn how the sisters made an impact in their marketing roles, the challenges they faced leading change through a pandemic, and the fun they've had working alongside their family during last year's phenomenal football season.

Sponsored by: Brixey & Meyer, Beer House Distributing/Cavalier Distributing, Clark Schaefer HackettCors & Bassett LLC, Fifth Third Bank, Huntington, Katz Teller, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP, U.S. Bank/AscentUSI Insurance Services, LLC


Check back here or look for our weekly news emails on Thursdays for upcoming registration opportunities for the events listed below.

23rd Annual Family & Private Business Awards

Sept. 13 | In-Person | Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati

Each year, the Goering Center recognizes companies that represent the ideals of the Center and what we know to be the qualities of great organizations. Our annual awards provide businesses with a unique opportunity to showcase their successes and the impact they are making in our community. Our 2022 awards focus on The Power of Company Culture. Winners will be announced live at the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati.

Sponsored by: Clark Schaefer HackettFifth Third BankUSI Insurance Services, LLC

Overview: Next Generation Institute®

Sept. 21 | 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Complimentary Overview | Goering Center, Room 359

If you are two to 10 years from transitioning your family business, it is time to explore the Next Generation Institute™. Owners and founders are encouraged to bring the successor generation to this complimentary overview to learn about our flagship program. Meet members of regional family businesses facing similar challenges, along with our expert presenters and seasoned volunteers, all focused on helping you navigate the complex transfer of a family business.

Sponsored by: Cors & Bassett LLC, Park National Bank, Optimized IT

Financial Fluency for Next Generation Leaders

Starting Oct. 4 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Multi-Day Series | Virtual

Too often, successors are either completely left out of, or are overwhelmed by, financial conversations. Financial Fluency empowers emerging leaders to understand their company’s financial data, giving them the confidence to engage in the conversation and make better business decisions. Learn to accurately read and interpret your financial statements, forecast easy or challenging financial times, and see the connection between company activities, responsibilities, and financial results.

Luncheon Series

Oct. 27 | Luncheon Series | Venue TBD

Breakfast Series

Nov. 10 | Breakfast Series | Venue TBD

Roundtable Overview

Nov. 17 | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Complimentary Overview | Goering Center, Room 359

Our Executive Roundtables provide a forum for collaborative peer sharing about strategic and tactical business issues, within the larger context of personal and family concerns. Our members consider their roundtables as their personal board of advisors, whose number-one goal is to help them restore balance. At this introductory overview, you will participate in a roundtable meeting to explore if it’s right for you. We screen for competitors or other conflicts of interest, then place you in an appropriate small group led by one of our professional moderators.

Next Generation Institute®

Starting in November | Institute Kick Off | Hybrid program

Begin your succession journey with the Goering Center. At our flagship institute, we shine a light on the issues family business owners, and their successors, could not anticipate in a caring, supportive environment. Sessions are conducted by experts in law, transition planning, valuation, tax, accounting and finance, contingency planning, communication and the dynamics of families in business together. We feature guest speakers from regional family businesses who want to share their succession experience, and a team of volunteers support each family, making the program content relevant and actionable.