Each year, the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Goering Center for Family and Private Business recognizes and awards successful companies that represent the ideals that they hope to see grow throughout all of Greater Cincinnati’s economy, and that are critical to the sustained vibrancy of the region.

This morning, The Goering Center announced Barnes Dennig is being honored as part of the 22nd Annual Goering Center Awards. This year, the focus is on highlighting the unique successes of Greater Cincinnati’s family and private businesses for successfully maintaining their commitment to connection at a time when social distancing was mandated, and adapted best business practices while contributing to our economic and community growth in an unprecedented era.

“Winning any award is certainly gratifying, but even more so from an organization such as the Goering Center.  We consider them to be our partner in helping our clients and all the incredible family-owned businesses of the Cincinnati Region reach their maximum potential. They have supported us as an organization and our clients and we consider them to be the best of the best in providing value and insight.” Barnes Dennig Managing Director Jay Rammes says, “If we are truly measured by the company we keep, then we are in GREAT company.  Thank you to the Goering Center and all those who have partnered with Barnes Dennig through the years.”

In their judges’ letter, The Goering Center noted, “It was interesting to see how companies responded to the pandemic’s social distancing requirements, not only to maintain and enhance current employee and customer connections but also to benefit the community as a whole. Some true out-of-the-box thinking led to great efforts towards meeting the challenges of the pandemic and positively impacting the lives of those in the community. The stories presented to us confirmed once again why our applicants are among the best companies that our region has to offer in the Family and Private Business Community.”

The Goering Center, which has been a prominent pioneer in the greater Cincinnati’s family businesses, compiled the list of this year’s awards by looking at the thousands of family and private business firms of greater Cincinnati and matching up their efforts throughout this pandemic by measuring the organizations’ answers to these questions:

  • How connections with employees, vendors, stakeholders, customers/clients, partners, family members, community, or core business values were maintained
  • The lessons learned from maintaining connection and/or overcoming connection challenges
  • What implementation of new strategies, processes, practices, or infrastructure ensued.

Barnes Dennig has been continually recognized as a thought leader throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread economic challenges, relief programs, and other business concerns. We see this award as a vote of confidence as we continue to navigate these difficult times and to help our clients chart a successful way forward.

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