UToledo Family Business Center

Family Business Member Spotlight!

We started our member spotlights to highlight local family businesses that are flourishing and making major advancements both internally and throughout the community. Check out our current and past member spotlights! 

Winter 2020: Bartz Viviano

Everybody loves flowers — maybe even more so in a bleak Midwestern January! Enjoy a visit with iconic Toledo florist Bartz Viviano and learn how four generations of the Viviano family built a floral tradition from the ground up — and how the UT Family Business Center helps support their efforts. Click here to read!    

Fall 2019 Spotlight: Principle Business Enterprises 

Risky choices, fortunate flukes, and an unquenchable entrepreneurial spirit: Find out how PBE has remained an industry leader through generations here!

Summer 2019 Spotlight: Hirzel Canning Company & Farms

Hirzel Canning Co & Farms
Read about how this family business has thrived through five generations, and continuously grows through innovation and family values. Read the full article here!

Fall 2018 Spotlight: Shrader Tire And Oil

Shrader Family
Read about how this third-generation family business has continued its success, as well as the challenges and rewards it has brought along the way here!

Summer 2018 Spotlight: Walt Churchill's Market

Walt Churchill's Market

In an era of grocery mega-chains, Walt Churchill’s Markets stay competitive. Read how family tradition meets new shopping realities, with wins for both customers and the bottom line here


Last Updated: 1/8/20