Welcome to the Goering Center eNewsletter Sept 2018 | Family & Private Business Awards Edition

What a night!

September 12, 2018 - Last night, we named the top family and private businesses in the region at the 19th annual Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards gala at JACK Casino. Nearly 700 people from our community, including business owners, volunteers, community leaders and corporate partners, attended the celebration.

More than 500 businesses were nominated for the awards. An independent panel of judges had the challenging task of identifying 75 semi-finalists. Of those, six were named winners and 12 were designated as finalists in family and private business divisions based on their number of employees.

If you weren't able to join us last night, we have you covered. Check out who the winners and finalists are below, and don't miss the "grand finale" re-cap...

WINNERS & FINALISTS: Family Business Division

1-15 Employees

Winner: Centennial Talent Strategy & Executive Search | Finalists: Fedders Construction, Inc. and Holland Advertising

16-75 Employees

Winner: Carabello Coffee Company | Finalists: Casco Manufacturing Solutions and Appro-Rx

76+ Employees

Winner: Hydrotech, Inc. | Finalists: Esther Price Candies and Assisting Hands Home Care of Cincinnati and NKY


1-15 Employees

Winner: The Movement Sports & Enrichment Foundation | Finalists: Atlas 10 and Roebling Point Books & Coffee

16-75 Employees

Winner: PQ Systems | Finalists: Relevate Health Group, Inc. and Steinhauser, Inc.

76+ Employees

Winner: The Motz Corporation | Finalists: Rosedale Green and MadTree Brewing Company

You can read more about the awards criteria by clicking here (press release).

The social media frame - starring The Rug Gallery, Assisting Hands & Carabello Coffee!


Awards were also given to businesses and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Goering Center and Greater Cincinnati.

Greater Cincinnati Family Business Hall of Fame:

Glier's Meats, Inc.

John Goering pictured with Dan Glier and his wife, Elizabeth Glier

Glier’s Meats is being recognized for the contributions they have made to their industry, our community and as a model of everything the Goering Center values and teaches. You can read more about their recognition on our website, here.

Keith Baldwin Volunteer Award:

Mike Sipple, Sr. and Mike Sipple, Jr., Centennial Talent Strategy & Executive Search

John, Mike Sipple, Sr. & Mike Sipple Jr.

This father and son duo personify the Center’s tenth best practice of successful family and private businesses – “embrace and encourage company and individual community service” which they have done through contribution of countless volunteer hours on behalf of Goering Center members.

Larry Grypp Rising Leader Award:

Kelly Backscheider, BGR

John, Kelly Backscheider and Larry Grypp (President Emeritus, Goering Center)

Kelly was recognized for exemplifying the best practice of Dynamic Business Strategy at BGR. Kelly led efforts to improve the company’s organization and structure, contributing to BGR achieving more than $104 million in sales.

New Members

As usual, we'd like to close this eNewsletter in welcoming our newest member businesses, Craftsman Electric, Inc. and Moore Air!

Upcoming Events

9/25 - Overview Breakfast - NGI

Call Steve McLemore for more info or register below.
  • Sept. 13 Social + Learning Event - Generation OTR REGISTER
  • Sept. 25 Overview Breakfast (Free) - Next Generation Institute REGISTER | LEARN MORE
  • Sept. 27 Educational Forum - EOS 101: Entrepreneurial Operating System REGISTER
  • Oct. 4 Luncheon Series - The 80/20 Rule with Peter Phillipi REGISTER
  • *Oct. 9 Core Member Breakfast - Find Your Drive REGISTER

*Goering Center Core Members exclusive event

Thank you for reading and supporting family and private business!

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Awards photos by Jay Yocis, University of Cincinnati.

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