Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
Family business leaders are invited to celebrate A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson’s100th anniversary on August 23 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at its downtown location at 491 W. Broad Street. The celebration caps the Conway Center for Family Business Annual Family Business Tour and Networking Event, which offers the opportunity to tour the facility, and to learn about and discuss the challenges and triumphs unique to family business owners and their employees.
Owner Bob Althoff will share how the business, established in 1912, grew from a small storefront in Nelsonville, to one of the largest dealers and facilities in Harley-Davidson history. The celebration will include complimentary treats from two legendary family businesses: ice cream from 98-year-old Velvet Ice Cream and hot dogs and coneys from 100-year-old Phillips Original Coney Island.
Guests will be able to participate in a “poker run” that takes them on a tour of the business with stops at the onsite museum, Velvet Ice Cream’s sundae bar, Phillips Original Coney Island’s hot dog stand, an opportunity to get their picture taken on a Harley, and a short presentation on the company’s road to success by owner Bob Althoff. (A poker run is an organized event where participants, usually using motorcycles, must visit five to seven checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run.)
The event is free for members of any family-owned business in the Columbus area but an RSVP is required. Contact Deana Gordon, at gordon(at)familybusinesscenter.com or 614-253-4820 to register.
About A.D. Farrow Co. Harley Davidson: Columbus native, Bob Althoff, and his wife, Valerie, acquired A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson in 2003. Bob's vision, commitment and goal is to develop A.D. Farrow Co. into America's best Harley-Davidson dealership. The pace of change in the shop is frenetic, with ever-improving facilities, rider training classes, group rides, parties, events and community service activities taking place year round.
The Conway Center for Family Business is Central Ohio’s resource for educational programs, information 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 more than 100 family-owned businesses ranging from three to more than 10,000 employees. For more information, visit http://www.familybusinesscenter.com.