Core Membership

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.

Benefits of Core Membership

As a Core Member, your first year membership fee of $1,000 includes the Principles Course, the Best Practice Alignment Profile, and complimentary admissions to each of our Core Member Breakfasts.

New members also receive a complimentary Business Courier subscription and access to the Goering Guide mentoring program. Experienced members are matched with new members to help you feel welcome and to familiarize you with all the Center has to offer.

Best Practices Alignment Profile

The Best Practices Alignment Profile (BPAP) is a service offered to Goering Center members and is based on the ten best practices of enduring family and private businesses.

The BPAP is an online, anonymous survey completed by everyone who is important to the success of your business: owners, key employees, and if a family business, family members working inside and outside of your organization.

This tool provides critical knowledge to your business success. Results indicate how well your team is aligned with your company’s mission, goals and ownership priorities.

To learn more about BPAP, contact Steve McLemore at 513-556-7409 or

Principles Course

This half-day workshop helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organization. You will learn how to leverage Goering Center resources and tools to survive challenging times and create successful strategies for future leaders. The courses are held from 7:45 a.m. to noon at the Goering Center.

225 Calhoun Street, Room 359
Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Register for an upcoming Principles Course


The best learning opportunities at the Goering Center occur when members learn from their peers. Our Executive Roundtables provide this forum. Eight to 10 members meet in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust and openness to share in each other’s business, family and personal experiences.

Trained moderators guide discussions and the group functions as trusted advisors who spark ideas and guide better decisions.

Watch Jancoa CEO Mary Miller discuss her experience at a Goering Center Roundtable.

For more information, or to join a Roundtable, contact Steve Hater at 513-556-7896 or

For additional information on Core Membership, please contact New Member Engagement Director David Miller at 513-556-5648.