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Monday, August 6, 2018
Gold Medal Earns Recognition as One of 75 Best-in-Class Family and Private Businesses
Gold Medal is a Semi-Finalist for the 19th Annual Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards

Goering Center Semi-Finalist

In its 87th year in business, Gold Medal Products Co. is proud of its influence within the greater Cincinnati region. Employing over 500 individuals, Gold Medal is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of concession equipment and supplies including popcorn, cotton candy, Sno-Kones®, nachos, and other fun foods. It is an honor to announce Gold Medal has earned recognition as a Semi-Finalist for the 19th Annual Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards. 


“The Goering Center represents the heart of Cincinnati’s business community. We consider it a privilege to be a semi-finalist among a list of outstanding companies who are not only respected, but also making a true difference in our region and beyond,” said Gold Medal President, Adam Browning.

As a semi-finalist, Gold Medal will be further evaluated by an independent panel of judges who will be looking at the breakthroughs and accomplishments that distinguished their business – and the Cincinnati region – in 2018.

The 2018 Goering Center Family & Private Business Award winners will be announced at the awards gala this fall at the JACK Cincinnati Casino on September 11, 2018.  Each year nearly 500 businesses are nominated for these awards and from those nominees, 75 semi-finalists are selected. Three awards will be presented in each of two divisions: family business and private business. 

Established in 1989, the Goering Center for Family & Private Business serves more than 400 members, making it the country’s largest university based educational non-profit for family and private businesses. The Center’s mission is to nurture and educate family and private businesses to drive a vibrant economy. Affiliation with the University of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business provides access to a vast resource of business programing and expertise. Through this affiliation, Goering Center members receive real-world insights that enlighten, strengthen and prolong family and private business success. 

In 2017, Gold Medal was honored to receive the Goering Center Family & Private Business Award as Cincinnati’s Top Family Business (101+ employees).