“I have been a member of the Center since 1995 and it is over those many years that I have heard invaluable speakers and made life time friendships.  Although all of us are so busy, finding the time over those years to participate in this program has been something I truly cherish.  Thank you University of New Haven for giving me so much support to help me run our family company today and into the future.”

Cindi Bigelow, President & CEO  

Bigelow Tea - Fairfield, CT




“The Center taught our family "Business 101" and then the interaction with other family businesses helped us grow to the next level.” 

James Stirling, CEO

Stirling Benefits, Inc. – Milford, CT




“It is a great family business organization that has many member companies and is an invaluable resource as we all deal with not only business, but also family issues as we grow our businesses...  I met some of my closest business friends through this group…It is an investment that will come back to you many times over in good ideas, new ideas, business training, and decision making...  I can’t speak highly enough about the Center and the staff… We have been members since 1999.” 

Neal A. Konstantin, President

PDC International Corp. - Norwalk, CT




Managing a family business means attending to both the family and the business. The University of New Haven CFB helps bring important issues to our attention and provides tools to use in addressing them. Our family business has benefited significantly from our membership.”

William W. Lee, President

The Lee Company - Westbrook, CT




“Our family business celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Thanks to family succession planning and the support of the Center for Family Business of the University of New Haven, we anticipate a smooth transition into the fifth generation.”

Jill Mayer, Corporate President

Bead Industries, Inc. - Milford, CT




“As 3rd generation small business owners we encounter many challenges. The CFB has helped Willco find its way by connecting us with others who have shared the same experiences and found solutions. Small business owners are busy and do many things, we get stuck in our little worlds. CFB offers many venues to step out of the day to day and learn about business trends, needs, services, products, etc....The relationships developing for my family’s 60 year old small business through the CFB are invaluable. Willco Sales and Service, Inc. is becoming a stronger, happier and healthier business thanks to the CFB.”

Scott Tague, President & CEO

Willco Sales and Service, Inc. – Stratford, CT


Contact Us

Paul L. Sessions, Director
Phone: (203) 932-7421

Christine Delldonna, Director of Operations
Phone: (203) 931-6033

Mailing Address:
Center for Family Business
300 Boston Post Rd
West Haven, CT 06516

Office Address:
Center for Family Business
584 Derby Milford Rd.
Orange, CT 06477