Goering Center 21st Annual Family and Private Business Awards

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Save the Date. Nominate. Apply

The Family & Private Business Awards
September 15, 2020 | 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Hard Rock Cincinnati Casino

The COVID-19 quarantine has challenged us to operate in unprecedented ways. Many businesses have had to rethink how to conduct business. During the past nine weeks we have heard incredible stories of innovation, resilience, tenacity and compassion from the tri-state business community.  From distilleries converting their operations to make hand sanitizer, to food trucks feeding long-haul truckers for free, our community is clearly riding a wave 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.

The show must go on

We are so inspired by these stories that we will proceed with our September celebration, honoring the companies who didn’t just survive, but thrived through it all. We are not yet certain how our format will be impacted, but the show will go on and our region’s businesses will be celebrated.

Nominate a business for recognition

We are collecting the stories of businesses that have been changed forever and for the better — as well as companies that transformed out of necessity.

2020 Criteria - Cincinnati Region Success Stories

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 qualities of great organizations. Businesses have a unique opportunity to showcase their successes and the impact they are making in our community.

To apply for a 2020 Family and Private Business Awards choose one:

  1. How did your business adapt during the COVID-19 crisis? What strategies were employed by management and/or staff? Include areas of innovation, discipline and creativity utilized in your business.
  2. What was the biggest breakthrough or accomplishment that really distinguished your company in the past year – particularly one that had an impact on the community, the vision for your business, the experience of your customers or the engagement of your employees?

2019 Semi-Finalists

Afidence; Batesville Products Inc; Best Upon Request Corporate Inc; Beyond Exercise; BGR Inc; Big Idea Group; BonBonerie; Brandflick; BRG Realty Group; Bullen Ultrasonics Inc; CareStar Inc; Cincinnati Incorporated; Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc; Conger Construction Group; Crescent; Custom Design Benefits; Decal Impressions; Designed for Destiny; Donnellon McCarthy Enterprises; Druffel Design and Landscape; Eccrine Systems Inc;

Emersion Design; EMI Research Solutions; Empower; Enerfab Inc; Flagship Communities; Furniture Fair; GSR Brands (Gold Star/Tom and Chee); HealthWorks; Helium SEO; HCM Wealth Advisors; HGC Group of Companies; Horan; Humacare Inc dba IronRoad; Integrity Express Logistics; Intrinzic Inc; Intrust IT; Johnson Investment Counsel; Kingsgate Logistics; Kroner Dry Cleaners;

Lexington Hotel Group; Max Technical Training; McGohan Brabender; MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP; Mesa Industries Inc.; Mike's Carwash; Monti Incorporated; MSA Design; Necco; North Side Bank and Trust Co; O'Keeffe PR and Marketing Solutions; Omega Processing Solutions LLC; Pedco E & A Services; Powernet; Projects Unlimited Inc; Relevate Health Group;

Riegler Blacktop Inc; RiskSource Clark-Theders; Riverside Electric Inc; Rosselot Financial Group; Salix Data; SellYourMac.com; Sibcy Cline Realtors; Steinhauser Inc; Strategic HR Inc; Sweets & Meats BBQ; Taylor Logistics; The Garage Group; The Matrix Companies; The Myers Y Cooper Company; TorchPrep; Trophy Awards; Ulmer's Autocare; Wildflower Cafe; Wm. Kramer & Son Inc.

For more information about the Family and Private Business Awards, please contact Cathy Decker at cathy.decker@uc.edu or 513-556-7185. See photos and winners from the 20th annual awards, here.