UNH Center for Family Business Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Contact: Barbara Draper
UNH Media Relations

October 22, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire Center for Family Business will hold its 10th anniversary luncheon celebration and program “Understanding and Managing Intergenerational Issues in Planning for the Future,” Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford.

Building on a previous program in which each generation shared its perspectives and needs with the other, this program will explore ways for families to manage the differences and potential conflicts.

Stephen Fink, professor emeritus of organizational behavior at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, will facilitate the program. Fink also is a faculty advisor to the Center for Family Business.

The day begins with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m. During the luncheon, members will look back over the past 10 years and celebrate their successes through the years. Members and sponsors who have supported the program since the center's beginning will be honored, and all family businesses that have been members for five years or more will be recognized. Guests may attend on a one-time trial for $125 per person/ $250 per family. To register for this program, please call Barbara Draper at (603) 862-1107.

The Center for Family Business is sponsored by Pierce Atwood, Genus Resources, Baker Newman & Noyes, and MassMutual Financial Group, and is co-sponsored by the Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the Division of Continuing Education. The Center helps families successfully transfer leadership and ownership, resolve conflict and improve communication, achieve and sustain profitability, run successful family meetings, bring family members into the business, learn effective family communication skills, and enjoy working together.

For more information about becoming a member of the Center for Family Business, call Barbara Draper at (603) 862-1107, visit the Web at www.familybusiness.unh.edu, or e-mail her at Barbara.Draper@unh.edu.