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Center for Family Business Events

Tues. January 26, 2016
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Traditions at Oak Lane
1027 Racebrook Rd.
Woodbridge,CT                                                                                  
Wed. January 27, 2016
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bigelow Tea
201 Black Rock Tpke.
Fairfield, CT

IS IT SAFE?

Presented by: Paul Sessions, Director
Center for Family Business at the University of New Haven

Do you have an issue in your life, either business or personal, that you avoid talking about?

Most family businesses identify Communication as the area they would like to improve. This is an opportunity for you to begin doing that.

What might it be like if you knew that you could raise a difficult subject and could explain it to others in a way that was simple, non-threatening, non-blaming - in other words, safe, for you and for them?

This is not just for family businesses. What you will learn are tools you can use in daily life. We encourage you to bring your family members and your employees to hear this important presentation.

Tues.  March 22, 2016 
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Traditions at Oak Lane
1027 Racebrook Rd.
Woodbridge, CT
 
Wed. March 23, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Bigelow Tea
201 Black Rock Tpke.
Fairfield, CT

 

"The Force Awakens"

How Successful Family Business Leaders Think, Feel and Behave

Presented by: Darell Singleterry, Director, MBA Programs at the University of New Haven

Personality is considered by many as one of the building blocks of human nature. It is theorized to be relatively stable, but yet a dynamic and organized set of personal traits and patterns of behavior.

Join us for an interactive session revisiting the Myers Briggs Type Inventory and how we can use it as a communication tool for better workforce engagement and peace throughout the Empire.

Tues.  April 26, 2016
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Traditions at Oak Lane
1027 Racebrook Rd.
Woodbridge, CT







Finish Big:  How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top

Presented by: Bo Burlingham, Editor-at-Large, Inc. Magazine

Bo Burlingham interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs across a range of industries and identified eight key factors that determine whether owners are happy after leaving their businesses.  His book "Finish Big" showcases the insights, exit plans, and cautionary tales of entrepreneurs.

Please join us for this thought provoking conference.

Tues. May 24, 2016
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Traditions at Oak Lane
1027 Racebrook Rd.
Woodbridge,CT                                                                                  
Wed. May 25, 2016
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bigelow Tea
201 Black Rock Tpke.
Fairfield, CT

Is An ESOP Right For You?


A discussiion with John Broucek, Founder and Former Owner of New Englad Natural Bakers

ESOP = Employee Stock Ownership Plan

After 35 years as the founder and sole owner of New England Natural Bakers, John Broucek sold his company to his employees.

John will explain what an ESOP is and how it has worked for him and his company. He will discuss the benefits and risks on both sides of the transaction.

A healthy company culture is critical to a successful ESOP. Communication, trust, implemented goals and accountability are essential. John will share many of the details of his company's culture.

Come and hear about the path that led him and his company to an ESOP.

Dialogue will be encouraged and there will be plenty of time for your questions. We strongly urge you to invite other members of your family and your company to join you for this important discussion.


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