Goering Center announces 2023 Family & Private Business award honorees

Eleven local companies and two business leaders were honored at the 24th Annual Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards on Monday, Sept. 11 at the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati. The event was co-hosted by Carol Butler, president of the Goering Center, and Cincinnati Bengals Legend Kenny Anderson.

“Each year, the Goering Center recognizes companies that represent the ideals of the Center and what we know to be the qualities of great organizations,” said Butler. “Our annual awards provide businesses with a unique opportunity to showcase their successes and the impact they are making in our community.”

The premier sponsors of the event were Clark Schaefer Hackett, Fifth Third Bank, USI Insurance Services and Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati. Additional sponsors included: First Financial Bank, Frost Brown Todd, Cincinnati Commercial Contracting, Forvis, Valuation Research Corporation, Beer House Distributing/Cavalier Distributing, Wood Herron and Evans, Aglamesis and Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP. Creative and media partners were Game Day, Prestige AV & Creative Services, Spot On Productions and the Cincinnati Business Courier.

The 2023 Goering Center Family and Private Business Awards Business Honorees included:

  • Doran Manufacturing LLC
  • Kid’s First
  • KZF Design
  • Mackey Advisors
  • Metalworking Group
  • Mike Albert
  • Modern Ice Equipment & Supply
  • Monarch Financial Advisors
  • Paul Hemmer Company
  • Solid Blend Technologies

The Keith Baldwin Volunteer of the Year was Brad Haas from Katz Teller and the Larry Grypp Rising Leader Award was Billie Vega from Sweets & Meats BBQ.

The Greater Cincinnati Family Business Hall of Fame recognizes companies or individuals who have made a long-term community impact through their employment growth, philanthropy, community engagement and enhancement of our community image. This year’s inductee was Verst Logistics.

About the Goering Center

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 programming and expertise. Goering Center members receive real-world insights that enlighten, strengthen and prolong family and private business success. 

Related Stories


Protect Company Assets by Mitigating Cyber Risks

April 8, 2021

Cyber threats and insurance have become a ubiquitous business issue. Insurance is intended as a vehicle to transfer catastrophic risk to carriers contractually in consideration for premium dollars. There is no coverage area where the risks evolve more rapidly than cyber, and so the insurance must evolve with it.