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Goering Center news

Inspired storytellers wanted

By Lisa Jonas

Can you inspire people? Would you like to share your valuable expertise with Goering Center members and other leaders from the business community? Your opportunity could be Oct. 8, 2020, at the second-annual Lift! event.  

The Goering Center has a 10-year vision to make Greater Cincinnati an economic benchmark region. The Lift! series was developed to showcase local thought leaders who are helping us make that happen. If you share our vision, it’s time to get involved.

The series launched in October 2019. Featured speakers covered everything from hiring trends and organizational design, to communicating effectively and achieving game-changing growth. Check out last year’s videos on our YouTube channel.

This year, speakers will be challenged to “lift” our audience of regional business owners — financially, strategically and intellectually, but also spiritually and emotionally. While most any business topic will be considered, we encourage potential speakers to think about the people who are striving to build great organizations. How can we elevate their vision — their humanity — so they can lead our region into a new era of economic strength?

Call for speakers: ready to roll

Don’t miss your opportunity to share your expertise with the Goering Center learning community. Review the criteria and submit your speaker’s application here.

Questions? Reach me at for the answers, and to be included in all communications concerning Lift! and the call for speakers.

Featured image at top: Sonya Hall presenting at Lift! 2020. Photo/Amir Karaman.

Lisa Jonas is director of programming for the Goering Center. Reach Lisa at 513-888-7403 or at

About the Goering Center for Family & Private Business
Established in 1989, the Goering Center serves more than 400 member companies, making it North America’s largest university-based educational non-profit center for family and private businesses. The Center’s mission is to nurture and educate family and private businesses to drive a vibrant economy. Affiliation with the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati provides access to a vast resource of business programing and expertise. Goering Center members receive real-world insights that enlighten, strengthen and prolong family and private business success. For more information on the Center, participation and membership visit

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