November 16, 2022

McGohan Brabender Receives Milestone Achievement Award from Conway Center for Family Business

COLUMBUS, OH – McGohan Brabender was honored Wednesday, November 16 at the Conway Center for Family Business’ 24th Annual Family Business Awards program with Milestone Achievement award for reaching its 50th anniversary in business.

The program was established in 1998 to recognize excellence in family business in categories such as Milestone Achievement, Family Business of the Year, Succession Planning, and Rising Star.

“Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy and are vital to the Central Ohio economy and community,” said Jill Hofmans, executive director of the Conway Center for Family Business. “McGohan Brabender, through its continued success and resiliency, deserves this recognition of longevity.”

More than 30% of all family-owned businesses make the transition into the second generation. About 12% will still be viable into the third generation, with only 3% of all family businesses operating at the fourth-generation level and beyond.

The Family Business Awards Program is made possible through the generous support of Columbus CEO, First Merchants, Gryphon Financial Partners, Taft/, and Porter Wright.

The non-profit Conway Center for Family Business is Central Ohio’s resource for educational programs, resources and networking opportunities to support the growth and success of family-owned businesses. The Center celebrates the successes of family-owned businesses at its annual awards program and offers peer group opportunities for next-generation leaders, family business leaders, and women family business owners. The organization includes more than 200 family-owned businesses from Central Ohio ranging in size from three to more than 20,000 employees.

Columbus Consultants, Damian Hughes, Dean Stitz and Justin Feltner and Account Managers, Valerie Mikles and Leah Presutti represented MB at the event.