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Powernet Is One of 75 Family & Private Businesses To Be Recognized As Best In Class

Tyler Smith

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Powernet is a semi-finalist for the Goering Center Family & Private Business Award

Northern Kentucky - Cincinnati, Ohio August 1, 2019 – Powernet has been selected by the Goering Center as one of 75 finalists for the Family & Private Business Awards. The family-owned technology company continues to leave a lasting impact on the community through its unique access to technology. Solutions such as Wi-Fi, voice systems and tablets have equipped non-profit organizations with the ability to engage and impact their communities through modern technology. In addition to non-profits, Powernet donated services to Lower Price Hill and Avondale in an effort to further erase the digital divide. Both of these communities received large scale public Wi-Fi networks that reach hundreds of low-income residents who can now complete essential everyday tasks such as paying bills, manage online banking, search and apply for jobs, complete schoolwork and further their education online through Wi-Fi for free. Giving residents access to the internet creates opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t be available to many members of the community. By working hand-in-hand with the community Powernet is creating a legacy known to create opportunities and change lives.


“We are thrilled to be honored as one of 75 Family & Private businesses as named by the Goering Center,” says Alli Stevens, CEO of Powernet. “Our team works hard throughout the year to find unique ways to give back to the community and build a positive lasting legacy for Powernet.”

As a semi-finalist, Powernet will be further evaluated by an independent panel of judges who will be considering the legacy, leadership and culture development that distinguishes Powernet from other Greater Cincinnati regional businesses. 

The 2019 Goering Center Family & Private Business Award winners will be announced at the awards gala this fall at the JACK Cincinnati Casino on September 10, 2019.  This annual recognition program, in its 20th year, honors Greater Cincinnati regional businesses that exemplify the best in family and private business practices.  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. Additionally, the 2019 Goering Center Hall of Fame winner and the Baldwin Volunteer of the Year will both be celebrated. The Goering Center will also recognize its third annual Rising Leader – one of nine emerging leaders who are shaping the future of Cincinnati businesses. 

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. 

About Powernet

Powernet enables businesses and communities to connect in the office and globally through our full-service technology lineup featuring Wi-Fi, voice, data and IT managed services, in addition to IP security systems, billing (& back office support applications) as well as domestic and international carrier services. As Women-Owned business with more than 25 years of experience our expert sales, engineering and support teams, provide our partners and clients the unparalleled service and innovative technology they need to achieve their business goals. We service worldwide with offices in Ohio (HQ), Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, and Maryland.

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