COLUMBUS, OH – ms consultants, inc. was honored Friday, November 7 at the Conway Center for Family Business 16th Annual Family Business Awards Program and Expo with an award in the Community Engagement category. The award recognizes family businesses that have made a significant contribution to the Central Ohio community.
The Conway Center’s Family Business Awards Program was established in 1999 to recognize excellence in family business and has honored over 150 local family businesses throughout that time.
“It’s extremely important to recognize the accomplishments of Central Ohio’s family businesses,” said Dick Emens, executive director of the Conway Center for Family Business. “They’re the foundation of our community and a key contributor to a healthy and vibrant Central Ohio economy. We’re fortunate to have many great family-owned businesses in the Central Ohio region – we estimate at least 6,000 – and our 160+ members employ over 17,000 hard-working people in Central Ohio.”
ms consultants, inc. continually supports the Central Ohio Diabetes Association’s summer residential camp for children with diabetes.
Recently, ms consultants hosted a new incentive program for its employees called the Step Up for Diabetes Pedometer Contest. The contest created a unique way for the company to educate and encourage employee healthy lifestyle behaviors, while also supporting local organizations that promote health and wellness in their communities.
This year, the company’s employees met a 58 million step goal, and the company raised and donated $10,000 that will be distributed to regional diabetes associations through each of its 9 local offices. The portion of the donation that will be allocated to the Columbus region will go to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association.
“Camp Hamwi’s medical staff teaches children with diabetes about healthy lifestyles, how to self-manage their diabetes and they encourages them to become independent, “said Jeanne Grothaus, Executive Director. “Our campers learn how to balance medication, diet and activity to manage their blood sugar while making friends, supporting one another and, best of all, having fun.”
The Family Business Awards Program was made possible through the support of: Columbus Business First, Commerce National Bank, Definity Partners, Fathom, Gryphon Financial Partners, Rider + Reinke Financial Group and Taft.
The Conway Center for Family Business is Central Ohio’s resource for family owned businesses. The Center provides educational programs, networking opportunities, assistance with transition to the next generation, and celebrations of family 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 160 family-owned businesses from Central Ohio that employ more than 17,000 individuals.
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