Multi-Craft’s Deborah Simpson Chats on Women in Family Business

Top Cincinnati Family-Owned Business Women Share Advice
Cincinnati, OH –June 15, 2012– The Goering Center brought together five female Greater Cincinnati power players to discuss women in family business.  Deborah Simpson, President of local expert marketing support and commercial printer, Multi-Craft, was a panelist at the June 13th event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blue Ash.  Simpson’s family has owned and operated the Newport-based company since 1955 and she has held her position as company president since 1990.

  “I was in great company on this panel.  The number of women leaders in family businesses is higher than ever.  Those rising to lead in their companies now, are doing so at a very challenging time in the business world.  It was very interesting to hear how each of us are managing those challenges from our unique perspective,” said Simpson.

  Other panelists included Karen Maier of Frisch’s, Britney Ruby of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment, and Jeanne Bruce of Hyperquake.  The discussion was facilitated by Amy Katz with Baker and Daboll. The women discussed the dynamic working family relationships, management differences in gender and how they attained their positions.

  “Although I started out in family business in the 1960’s, there is always something more to learn, especially from other intelligent, strong women,” Simpson added.

  Multi-Craft hosts a lunch and learn seminar of its own on the second Thursday of each month at which Simpson shares her expertise on marketing, print and fulfillment topics. The Ideas in Motion seminars are free of charge and are open to business professionals interested in staying up-to-date on the latest in marketing and print.

  For more information regarding the July 12 Ideas in Motion seminar and all of Simpson’s speaking engagements, sign up for the company e-newsletter at

  About Multi-Craft

      Multi-Craft is a privately-held marketing services and support company founded in 1955, providing strategic marketing support, creative and print services, mailing, fulfillment and database management for businesses seeking opportunity and growth in their market. Its focus is to develop solutions with measurable results and ROI for a long-term business partnership. For more information visit: