Conway Center Presents Panel Discussion on Employee Engagement and Retention

Sunbury News Staff

Columbus, Ohio, October 11, 2017 – Employee Engagement – and retention – is particularly important in today’s tight job market with the unemployment rate at 4.3 percent in Franklin County in August.

Jonathon McKay of PATH will facilitate a discussion about best practices for engaging and retaining top talent with Mark Swepston, CEO of Atlas Butler, and Fred Pfening of Fred D. Pfening Company. They will discuss how they built and sustained a thriving culture as their family businesses continue to grow. Rick Crossland of A-Player Advantage will join the panel to provide input on creating internal development systems to help retain and promote employees from within.

The program will take place 7:30-9 a.m. on October 19 in the Community Room at Ohio Dominican University, 1215 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219.

This panel discussion will do a deep dive into current employee engagement trends and best practices and will give the audience a chance to ask questions of family business leaders who have proven success in this area of human resources.

RSVP to Amy Dotts at or 614-253-4820. The program is free for Conway Center members and $35 for non-members. Family business leaders attending for the first time may attend as a Conway Center guest.

This session is the fifth in the nine-program Educational Series hosted by the Conway Center for Family Business. For more information about this series or the Conway Center, please visit or call 614-253-4820.

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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 approximately 200 family-owned businesses from Central Ohio that employ more than 20,000 individuals.

Sunbury News Staff