"I've been an Associate Member of the Goering Center since 2012. Why? As a closely held company, the Leadership Development Institute has been invaluable as five of us have completed the program, and the Roundtable in which I participate in is a key part of our organization's success. This is an amazing community of privately held companies that allow for connections in meaningful ways that sometimes go beyond business."
Larry Van Kirk, Valuation Research CompanyGoering Center Associate Member since 2012
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Associate Membership: Many firms and companies are not "family" or "privately-owned," yet they have an active interest in the challenges and needs of family and private businesses. These businesses are advisors to Core Members or provide products and services to them, if a Core Member makes this request.
Associate Membership with the Goering Center means that, while you have access to the same member pricing as Core Members, you do not have the same goals and intentions in terms of growing and preparing your business for transition, but rather are interested in building relationships with Core members in order to gain insights from them and hopefully ultimately serve them.*
Note: Core Membership is reserved for family and private businesses that are effectively controlled by a family, families, or an individual.
View Core Membership Application, here.
*Safe Haven Policy
The Goering Center respects the privacy of our members, and provides a safe-haven environment. Members agree not to market to or solicit other members, but are encouraged to buy from each other. Names, addresses, and contact information are strictly confidential and are to be used only for member-to-member communications.
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For definitions of these two terms please see top of this page.