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September 26, 2022  |  GOERING CENTER

Each year, the Goering Center recognizes family-owned and private companies that represent the best qualities of great organizations.  The annual awards provide businesses with a unique opportunity to showcase successes and the impact they are making in the community. 


Established in 1989, the Goering Center is North America’s largest university-based educational non-profit center for family and private businesses.  The Center’s mission is to nurture and educate these businesses to be drivers of a vibrate 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. 


An elite group of judges examine the cultures of many regional businesses and select 10 as worthy of special recognition and the 2022 Goering Center Family & Private Business Award.  The companies provide insight into how its company’s culture impacts employees, customers, and its communities.  West Chester’s Crescent Park was selected as one of the top 10 businesses and received the award for its ability to successfully service its customers for nearly two centuries.  RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders and Kingsgate Logistics were also recognized.


Crescent Park is a fifth generation, family-owned business headquartered in West Chester Township. Crescent Park has a national contract packaging and parts fulfillment footprint and a vision to be a premier service provider in its industry. Crescent Park is a community—focused on growing its people to provide a path forward for key customers, improving quality and strengthening its competitive advantage.


In business for more than 170 years, the Crescent Way is a mindset and brand, and how it collectively views and operates its business.  Crescent Park partners with customers to provide unique, superior capabilities and personalized services that meets their needs.


RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders is a family-owned company proudly serving the Greater Cincinnati area providing risk management, and property and casualty insurance products for more than 40 years.  RiskSOURCE serves 4,000+ clients nationwide including Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and beyond.  Caring is so central to RiskSOURCE’s company’s culture, that this year the company celebrates its 15th anniversary of RiskSOURCE Cares, a program that keeps caring for its team, clients and community at the forefront of everything they do. 


Kingsgate Logistics, also headquartered in West Chester Township, is a family-owned and operated third-party logistics provider that has been a leader in the logistics industry for more than 36 years with implementation of cutting-edge technology.  While the business has made its mark in the transportation industry, the founding family maintains a commitment of treating employees and customers like family.  One of the core values at Kingsgate remains true—the business is rooted in legacy.


Congratulations to all of West Chester’s privately-owned family businesses on continued success as they all innovate, grow and prosper in our community.