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April 19, 2018 - 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Join Mike  Schoedinger Schoedinger  Funeral & Cremation Service, Rod Baesman, B aesman  Group, and Dave  DeCapua , Dawson for a panel discussion on keeping non-family senior leaders motivated.  What makes them stay when all the top spots are filled - and will always be filled - by family? They will discuss building a strong culture, monetary and non-monetary retention strategies, professional development challenges and opportunities, and managing the family dynamic to keep top performing employees happy and engaged. This unique family business dynamic  topic is one you can't miss!
Sponsored by 

With thanks to Ricart Automotive Group for their support as well.   
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Please let Jill know if you are interested in purchasing a tribute or congratulatory ad in the event program. Space is limited. Contact her at today!
Save the Date - May 17, 2018
Join us for our last educational program before taking our summer break. Burt Lindsay of Lindsay Honda/Acura and Michael Swartz of Lake Shore  Cryotronics  will discuss their own experiences in leading their successful family businesses and how they manage the often lonely-at-the-top issues that face CEOs. 
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Directors' Insight: April
We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our 20th  Ann iversary Celebration & Family Business Hall of Fame on May 4th. You can  purchase your ticke ts and tables here. The evening includes video vigne ttes of each of the inductee comp anies. This is a unique opportunity to learn from them and to hear what they think it takes to be a successful family business. We are very excited to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with them  -- and with you! 

Our best,
Dick & Jill
Upcoming Peer Group Programs

Peer Groups are one of the most powerful and best learning forums offered by the Conway Center. To sign up for or to learn more about peer groups, please contact Event Coordinator Amy Dotts at, or click here for a full list. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Griffin Student Center -  Room 274
Topic: Developing Teen Members  
Generously sponsored by Park National Bank.
Thursday, April 26, 2018; 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Griffin Student Center  -  Room 276
Topic:  Employee Handbook and Policies 
Thursday, April 26, 2018;  3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Advance Sign Group  
  *RSVP required . Contact Jill Hofmans for further information: or 614-253-4820.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018; 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.    Griffin Student Center  -  Room 276
Topic: Financial aspects of handing over the business to the next generation
Generously sponsored by Huntington Bank.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018; 12:00 p.m.- 1 p.m. O'Brien & Associations 
Topic: May: Accountability & fairness in the family business 

Thursday, May 10, 2018;  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.    Griffin Student Center  -  Room 276
Topic: Passing the wealth tax free
Generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley 

CEO Peer Group East  
Thursday, May 10, 2018; 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. 
  *RSVP required . Contact Jill Hofmans for further information:  or 614-253-4820
Welcome New Member
Yesteryear Acres
  Renee Sigman, Darwin Sigman, Amelia Sigman, Austin Sigman
  4635 Linnville Rd., Heath, OH 43056
  (740) 323-1910

Yesteryear Acres was founded by husband and wife team, Renee and Darwin Sigman in 2000.  The dog breeding company started by raising Labradoodle puppies but has since added Goldendoodle and Double Doodle puppies to the business.  Amelia Sigman joined the company in 2015 as the program manager, and Austin is currently enrolled in OSU studying Agricultural Systems.  The business will eventually be turned over to them. With one location in Heath, Ohio, Yesteryear Acres has puppies across the United States and internationally.   The family works hard all year around to provide for their puppies.
Special thanks to Bea Wolper of Emens & Wolper Law Firm for referring Yesteryear Acres to the Conway Center for Family Business!
Member News & Other Interesting Reading
Big congratulations to Jonathan Modlich, vice president of Modlich Monument Company for being recently elected vice president of the Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) Board of Trustees. Ye Olde Mill is now open so go visit and have some delicious Velvet Ice Cream! Lots of interesting articles on succession planning this month, too. For more member news and to read the articles, click here.
Two interesting events coming up: Conway Center member Integrated Building Systems is hosting an Electronics Drive on April 21 and ORV~ WBC is gearing up for the Catch the Wave conference April 17-18. To find out more about these events,   click here.
Save the Date!
June 25, 2018 - 7:05-10:00 p.m.
R oot for your home team as the Clippers take on the Louisville Bats, while you enjoy an evening with your family, employees, clients, and others who care about family business. We've purchased a block of tickets in Sections 2&3 - reserved seats are $10 per ticket (adult and youth). The tickets go fast, so be sure to get yours by emailing your desired ticket quantity* to or calling the office at 614-253-4820. 
*25 ticket max per company, please.

Sponsored by

J. Richard Emens, President
Jill Hofmans, Managing Director
Amy Dotts, Events Coordinator