Goering Center News Joe Motz, president of The Motz Corporation and member of the GC, gearing up Downtown for his 6,500 mile bike journey, to raise money for Parkinson's research. The GC team joined a crowd of his family and friends to cheer him on and watch him bike away.

Member spotlight

Best Upon Request (BEST) is our member of the month! BEST provides on-site concierge services to organizations nationwide. They recently became a Great Place to Work-certified company. Go, BEST!

Best Upon Request employees showing their excitement about this recognition!
Best upon request compass leadership team: bill mills, katie schanne, chuck haddox, jessi lima bollin, tillie hidalgo-lima & natalie lima hall

Volunteer spotlight

Dan Barnett, Senior Portfolio Manager, Johnson Investment Council

Shout out to Dan Barnett, Johnson Investment Council, for volunteering with us. Dan serves as the Vice Chair on our Board of Advisors and is the Chair of our Program Committee.

Are you interested in volunteering with us, or know someone who is? Give us a call at 513-556-7185 and ask for more info.

In the news

joni fedders and clay mathile at aileron

Experiencing burnout? Ask these three questions to help you fall back in love with your business.

Joni Fedders, President, Aileron
Clay Mathile, Founder & Chairman of the Board, Aileron

What happens when we fall out of love with our business? What do you do about burnout? It's a common question that is understandably hard to answer as a president, partner or owner. And both Clay and I have helped leaders wrestle with this thorny issue in our Course for Presidents at Aileron for years. When we go into battle for our big dreams, there are usually casualties of war. It’s common to sacrifice time, hobbies and even our work culture in the pursuit of something bigger. And along the way, we can even fall out of love with our business.

Let culture be your guide

Brian Miller, Consultant and Shareholder, McGohan Brabender

When we think about what key features make a company a great place to work, compensation and benefits are most likely the first features that come to mind. Although compensation and benefits are very important, we often fail to recognize the importance of work culture as a deciding factor in attracting and retaining employees. Culture can be defined as the DNA of a company. It's what makes up a business’ character and personality.

Lift 2020: Stories and strategies to lift up Greater Cincinnati’s business community

Lisa Jonas, Operations & Programs Director, Goering Center

Is your team fired up and aligned, driving your company to achieve its most important objectives? Not so much? This October, seize the opportunity to clarify your vision and rally your team to deliver the results your company needs this year, next year and every year after that. Lift 2020, taking place October 3, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. until noon at the Kingsgate Conference Center, is a first-of-its kind event for the Goering Center.

Last chance to register for the Communication & Culture Institute

The Communication & Culture Institute kicks off next week. It is well documented that a company’s culture can directly impact revenue and profits — for better, or for worse. But it takes self-awareness, skill development, and above all, practice, to positively impact your bottom line.

Aug. 15 is the last day for Rising Leader voting

Voting closes at end of day Thursday, August 15 for the 2018-2019 Rising Leader Award. Nine up-and-coming leaders from the Cincinnati region are in the running for one finalist position, one who will receive the Larry Grypp Rising Leader Award to be given by the UC Goering Center this fall.

Are you interested in volunteering with us, or know someone who is? Give us a call at 513-556-7185 and ask for more info.

Tick Tock! 75 Semi-Finalists Count Down for the Annual Family & Private Business Awards

Family & Private Business Awards semi-finalist video interviews and reception, held at Wolf Group Aug. 5. Thanks to Wolf Group for hosting, our volunteers, and everyone who made it out! See you at the awards event. Pictured above, left: Tim Rettig (CEO, InTrust IT), Carol Butler and Brian Burke (President, SellYourMac.com)

Enjoy a night of showcasing the unique successes of Greater Cincinnati's best family and private businesses. Join us for the 20th annual Family & Private Business Awards on September 10 at JACK Casino!

"The value of being a goering center member is the collaboration. whether you founded the company or are leading one, it can be a lonely place. here, we learn from each other." -Joe Motz, PRESIDENT of The Motz Corporation

Why have 400-plus business owners joined us?

We are currently offering business leaders a special opportunity - a trial membership. Gain the knowledge and connections you need for your business' success, and claim your free Goering Center Trial Membership below.

Do you have a podcast?

If so, let us know! Email Lisa Jonas at lisa.jonas@uc.edu sharing that you or your business has a podcast. She will respond with more info.

Welcome, new members!

Upcoming events

  • Aug. 21 Communication & Culture Institute - Kickoff REGISTER
  • Sept. 10 20th Annual Family & Private Business Awards REGISTER
  • Sept. 19 Social & Learning Event - Rediscover Purpose REGISTER
  • Sept. 24 Overview Breakfast - Next Generation Institute REGISTER
  • Oct. 3 Lift 2020 REGISTER
  • Oct. 24 How to Grow Your Business REGISTER


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