Goering Center for Family and Private Business

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At the Goering Center, our mission is to nurture and educate family and private businesses to drive a vibrant economy.

We deliver our mission by delivering robust programming that fosters collaboration among Tri-State business leaders and exposes family and private company owners and executives to relevant experts and new techniques.

With the intent of accelerating business growth and sustaining family and private business harmony, the Goering Center can help you address the unique and critical issues facing firms of all sizes including:

The ultimate goal of the Goering Center is to see people succeed in both their family and business life, thus moving forward in their journey. It truly never gets old to hear their testimonies of success.

John Goering, founder

John Goering smiling with attendees at a Goering Center event

Jane Grote Abell, Donatos CEO Chairwoman of the Board, pictured with John Goering, the Goering Center's Founder, at Rhinegeist social and learning event.


The Goering Center is dedicated to serving our over 350 Core Members — family and private businesses in the region, as well as professional services Associate Members, who serve businesses. We also welcome Corporate Partners who wish to support our mission.

News Updates

Hear from our Corporate Partners and Associates Members and learn what's new with our members and volunteers. Read this month's newsletter.

Goering Center news: Lease standard impacts small business

Tue, May 7, 2019

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is changing the way businesses prepare their financial statements and the way companies account for leases. The FASB first introduced guidance on these changes in February 2016 and the required implementation date for non-public entities is quickly approaching. No matter the size of your privately held company, ASU 2016-02, Leases, could have a significant impact on your financial statements.

Goering Center news: Family business or business family?

Tue, May 7, 2019

If you think about the focus of the Goering Center, what comes to mind? I’m finding out more and more that the answer for many people is “family business.” It’s easy to draw that association. So many family-owned businesses that are now considered icons in the greater Cincinnati community have been part of the Goering Center story. We have transformed — and sometimes salvaged — many multi-generational family businesses. Yet, we are the Goering Center for Family and Private Business. Private businesses are very much a part of our work. They represent half of the awards at our Family and Private Business Awards event, the majority of our programs cater to the needs of private as well as family businesses, and our boards and committees are blessed with many private business owners.

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Goering Center for Family & Private Business

225 Calhoun Street, Suite 360
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 556-7185
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