UToledo Family Business Center


The Center exists in part because of our amazing sponsors, many of which have been with the Center for over 10 years! We sincerely appreciate their generous financial and intellectual contributions. They are vital to the continuation for impactful and relevant education for family and privately-held businesses.

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Eastman & Smith Ltd.

- has a history of providing high quality legal services suited to the diverse needs of its many regional and national business clients. The Firm has an established reputation for providing professional, ethical and creative advice to business owners. The Firm counsels clients in business succession planning, estate planning, tax, corporate, real estate, environmental, labor, litigation and immigration. Eastman & Smith Ltd. has over 70 attorneys practicing in offices located in Toledo, Findlay Columbus and Detroit, Michigan. For more information, contact David Krock at 419-247-1679 or visit eastmansmith.com

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Fifth Third Bank

- Northwestern Ohio is part of Fifth Third Bancorp and has 42 locations and more than 500 team members in the Toledo Region. For more information, contact Alex Gerken, Senior Commercial Banker at 419-259-6936.

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $141 billion in assets and operates 1,254 full-service Banking Centers, including 95 Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery stores and 2,593 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has an 18.3% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2015, had $297 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $26 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC 



- is a full-service banking provider primarily operating within a six-state banking franchise of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky. Our "Welcome" philosophy centers around deep relationship-building capabilities to best meet each customer's specific needs, available through a banking network of more than 750 traditional, in-store and retirement center branches, and through digital, telephone and ATM banking, including almost 1,500 ATM locations.

Toledo, Ohio is the headquarters of Huntington's Northwest Ohio region. Huntington Bank has a long and distinguished history of supporting programs throughout Northwest Ohio that are designed to enrich the community and create an environment where our children can grow and thrive.  Huntington provides support in a variety of areas including economic development, health care, housing, education and the arts.

For more information, contact Steve Niswander at 419-249-7851 or visit www.Huntington.com.


Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

- is a full-service law firm of approximately 215 lawyers practicing in Ohio, Florida and North Carolina. Our attorneys represent a broad spectrum of domestic and international business clients, as well as governmental and individual clients. Established in 1925 in Toledo, we are the largest firm in Northwest Ohio.

For more information about the firm, contact Scott Newsom, at 419-321-1438. www.slk-law.com

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- is a full-service insurance brokerage with 14 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Florida and Tennessee. When this family-owned business was founded in 1935, we made a promise to strengthen and protect the business, employees and communities of our client family by embracing them as our own. Hylant offers a full spectrum of business insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance, and is a member of the Worldwide Broker Network.

For more information, contact Julie Diener, at 419-259-2713 or visit www.hylant.com

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William Vaughan Company

- is a public accounting firm, and has been providing clients with the boutique feel of small firm engagement, earning trust, and creating lifelong relationships since 1959. With offices in Maumee and Napoleon, Ohio, and a team of more than 60 sophisticated professionals, and 7 partners, William Vaughan Company stands out as one of the largest locally owned CPA firms in Northwestern, OH. Not only do they focus on clients but the outside community as well being leaders, and serving multiple charities and community organizations.

For more information, contact Sharon Trabbic, at 419-891-1040 or visit www.wvco.com

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- provides one-on-one financial services to small businesses and middle-market companies throughout Michigan and beyond. Rehmann offers services in areas of tax, accounting, assurance, business consulting, wealth management, and corporate investigative services. They have grown to become one of the largest CPA, business consulting and financial services firms in the Midwest with 800 associates in 17 offices located in Michigan, Ohio and Florida.

For more information, contact Garry Roberts, at 419-842-2473 or visit www.rehmann.com 

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Skylight financial group

- is one of the largest home-grown financial planning firms in Cleveland. They pride themselves on being able to provide a comprehensive and integrated planning process which offers a wide range of products best suited to your unique financial needs. Only necessary solutions will be recommended that will contribute to your goals – that is their top priority. As an integral leader in the community, the principal focus areas cover arts and culture, sports, business, special needs and LGBT.

For more information, visit www.skylightfinancialgroup.com

Last Updated: 10/8/19