Family and privately owned businesses have a tremendous impact on the nation’s total economic climate. In fact, they account for more than half the total employment, new job creation and Gross Domestic Product. To honor the positive contributions made by family and privately owned companies, both large and small, the University of Cincinnati and the Goering Center for Family & Private Business each year presents the annual Tri-State Family and Private Business of the Year Awards.
“We are extremely humbled to be in the company of so many other distinguished organizations this year,” said Steve Smyth, COO of Smyth Automotive. “This is a huge honor for the business and my family to be recognized for the second year in a row.”
Smyth is one of 75 finalists selected by a panel of judges in the 10 best practices of family and private businesses as defined by the Goering Center. Winners and runner ups for each award will be announced at the Awards Gala on August 25th at the Cincinnati Music Hall.
About Smyth Automotive Parts Plus
Smyth Automotive is a privately held automotive aftermarket parts company with a strong emphasis on retail. Smyth was built on family values and history, having been founded by George Smyth over 50 years ago.
Since then, Smyth Automotive has grown and expanded into 20 parts stores with eight paint centers throughout the greater Cincinnati Tri-state area, Dayton and recently opened two new stores in Columbus, Ohio.