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Welcome to the Goering Center's 24th annual Family and Private Business Awards (FPBA)

Designed to showcase the unique successes of the Greater Cincinnati region’s family and private businesses that have contributed to our economic and community growth, our annual awards offer an outstanding opportunity to celebrate with your teams and bring recognition to your business and your incredible work. (More on this at the bottom of the page.)

Our 2023 awards are all about The Successful Difference. Follow the instructions below, and you'll be on your way! 



How to Apply


Step 1: answer the following three questions in a separate document to include your name, company name and address.

Step 2: complete your Applicant Information and upload your application (Word or PDF) below. 

~ Applications are due June 23, 2023 at midnight ~



2023 – The Successful Difference

        In a world where information about anything and anyone is easy to find - whether it is accurate or not - we have become painfully aware of the number of competitors we have and of the promises they make. It is those who are able to differentiate themselves, both internally and externally who survive and thrive. 

  • Question #A – How does your company define and measure success?
    (What does success look like for you, and in what ways
    would you say your success impacts your community and/or region?)

  • Question #B What is one success story you would like to highlight?

  • Question #C What is your competitive advantage?
    (It can be the result of a single thing or multiple, e.g. product features/benefits, talent management/retention/recruitment, work flexibility (remote/hybrid/location), benefits (unlimited PTO, gas cards, etc.), or other...)

Total response not to exceed 1,500 words.

NOTE: In your Application submission, please also provide a brief company profile of 150 words or less. Consider this the “Meet & Greet” section of your application – let your passion and excitement show as you introduce your company to someone that has never heard of it before:   

         Define the nature of your business, provide vital information highlighting your company’s history (such as founding date, years in business), share your company’s vision and mission, your business accomplishments, and your company’s aspirations. Describe the qualities that make your business so special. In reflection of this year's criteria, focus on how you feel your contributions helped improve your community. 



A note from the Goering Center Marketing Team

Congratulations and welcome to a prestigious list of past and present applicants!

All Finalists will be featured in a special print edition of the Cincinnati Business Courier, which is distributed to over 13,000 addresses in our area, as well as on the Goering Center website and social media channels.

Please Read: 
If your company is named one of the Finalists, your "Company Profile" section will appear as written (or with minor corrections) in the September 8, 2023 edition of the Business Courier and other event publications. Please do not include any information you do not wish to be published. Please review and proof your content as neither the Goering Center nor the Business Courier will be responsible for the release of information or errors in your copy.

Please confirm your contact information below, attach your application document and upload your company logo: 


Premier Sponsors: 

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