This year’s judges were Mike Miller, LCNB National Bank; Paul Heagen, Defining Moments Consulting; Lisa Hinton, Mellott & Mellott, PLL; and Rex Wetherill, Hydrotech.
Awards were also given to businesses and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Goering Center and Greater Cincinnati.
Home City Ice was inducted into the Goering Center’s Greater Cincinnati Family Business Hall of Fame in recognition of the contributions they have made to their industry, our community and as a model of everything the Goering Center values and teaches.
The Keith Baldwin Volunteer Award for 2019 was given to Jeanne Bruce. Bruce has spent a decade volunteering for the Goering Center, lending her expertise in branding and marketing to the Center’s efforts. Notably, she chaired an 18-month project to enhance the Goering Center brand and refine our marketing strategies. Her energy and big ideas helped shape the Goering Center that we know today.
Finally, Eric Arling, director of operations with Integrity Express Logistics, was named the 2019 recipient of the Larry Grypp Rising Leader Award.
An estimated 4,500 family and private businesses operate in the Cincinnati region. Membership in the Goering Center is not a prerequisite for the awards or for nominations.