Goering Center 23rd Annual Family and Private Business Awards (FPBA)

2022 Family and Private Business Awards Logo

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.

Celebrate with Us

Each year in 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 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.

Our 2022 awards focus on The Power of Company Culture. Winners will be announced live at the Family and Private Business Awards on September 13, 2022 at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, so save this date!


Nominate a family or private business, based in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area, whether or not they are a current Goering Center member. Nominees will receive an invitation from the Goering Center to apply for an award.

Nominations must be received by midnight May 27.


Apply directly for an award for your business. 

Applications must be received by midnight June 15.

Rising Leaders

One of a leader's key responsibilities is to identify and develop future leaders. To demonstrate its commitment to this region’s future generation of leaders, the Goering Center honors one Rising Leader at its annual Family and Private Business Awards. By investing in a rising generation of leaders, we lay a foundation for succession, and by acknowledging the accomplishments of these rising leaders, we create highly engaged and motivated teams. These new leaders shape the future of our companies and collectively grow our regional economy. 

For more information about the Family and Private Business Awards, please email goering@uc.edu.