Columbus, Ohio – Lynda Huey, employee in Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Office of Advancement, was honored Friday, Nov. 1 at the Conway Center for Family Business’ 15th Annual Family Business Awards program with an award for Outstanding Support of Family Businesses and the Conway Center. This award is presented to organizations or individuals who have shown support or demonstrated a commitment to strength, success or longevity of family firms and the Conway Center over multiple years.
The Family Business Awards Program was established in 1999 to recognize excellence in family business and has honored more than 130 local family businesses throughout that time. 31 family businesses and individuals received awards in 2013 in the following categories: Communication, Community Engagement, Family Business of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Milestone Achievement, Outstanding Support of the Conway Center and Family Businesses, Re-Invention, Succession Planning and Implementation, and Support of Family Businesses.
“Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and are vital to the Central Ohio economy and community,” said Dick Emens, executive director of the Conway Center for Family Business. “Lynda deserves this wonderful recognition of her hard work on behalf of family businesses and the Conway Center.”
The Family Business Awards Program is made possible through the support of Columbus Business First, Commerce National Bank, Definity Partners, Fathom, The Guth Group at Morgan Stanley, Oxiem Brand Interactions, Rider + Reinke Financial Group, and Taft.
The 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 140 family-owned businesses from Central Ohio that employ more than 10,000 individuals. The Conway Center is located on the ODU campus.
Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,600 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 43 majors as well as nine graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.