Why Join?

Six members of the Ernst Concrete team pose at a Goering Center event

Three types of membership classifications ensure a diverse and rewarding experience at the Goering Center. Our core strength is mobilizing this community of experts and peers to create family and business success.

Membership types

Our Core Members are family and private businesses that aspire to grow and thrive in an ever changing environment. The Goering Center supports their growth through excellence in education, training and connections to a network of skilled professionals and resources.

Associate Members have an active interest in the challenges and needs of family-owned and privately-held businesses (our Core Members), but pledge they will not solicit or promote their business to our members so that we may maintain a sales-free environment.

Corporate Partners sponsor and underwrite various programs.

Safe haven policy:
The Goering Center respects the privacy of our members, and provides a safe-haven environment. Members agree not to market to or solicit other members, but are encouraged to buy from each other. Names, addresses and contact information are strictly confidential and are to be used only for member-to-member communications.