Goering Center 21st Annual Family and Private Business Awards

Photos of the 12 family and private business honorees for the 2020 Awards at their respective offices or homes.

Celebrate with Us

Each year the Goering Center recognizes and celebrates businesses, who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in one or more of our 10 Best Practices of Family and Private Businesses, thereby postively impacting their employees and communities. We have celebrated extraordinary businesses, volunteers and rising leaders over the past many years, as referenced on our Winners Wall, and it is one of our most enjoyable, powerful and proud annual events.

Nominate a Business for Recognition

Nominations are closed for 2020. 

You may nominate any family or private Cincinnati-NKY region business, whether or not they are a current Goering Center member. Once nominations are open, a button will appear below linking to the nomination form. Nominated businesses will receive an invitation to apply for an award per the cirteria below.

Apply for an Award

Applications are closed for 2020. 

The mission of the Goering Center is to nurture and educate family and private businesses to drive a vibrant economy. Each year we recognize companies that represent the ideals of the Center and what we believe are 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 Latest Honorees

2020 Family & Private Business Awards Honorees

2020 Family & Private Business Awards Honorees

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged all of us to operate in unprecedented ways: we all had to rethink how we conducted business. Some businesses stood out with their incredible stories of innovation, resilience, tenacity and compassion. From distilleries converting their operations to make hand sanitizer, to food trucks feeding long-haul truckers for free, our community was full of good will. But no less remarkable are the countless businesses that figured out how to pivot successfully — continuing to serve their customers, employ their teams and just do what needs to get done.

Click here for our Winners Wall

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