John Stabile is the Keynote Speaker at UNH Center for Family Business Meeting

Contact: Barbara Draper
(603) 862-1107

October 31, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire Center for Family Business Nov. 5 program will feature John Stabile, chairman of Stabile Companies of Merrimack, N.H., as the keynote speaker. This meeting marks the 10th anniversary of the UNH Center for Family Business and will be held at the Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, N.H. The day begins with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m., a preluncheon reception at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon at 12:15 p.m.

Stabile founded his family-owned business in 1973 and named it H.J. Stabile & Son, Inc. after his father, Harry J. Stabile. His talk will focus on the importance of family-owned businesses in New Hampshire and how family businesses impact the state's economy.

The Center for Family Business is sponsored by Pierce Atwood, Genus Resources, Baker Newman & Noyes, and MassMutual Financial Group, and co-sponsored by the Whittemore School of Business 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, contact Barbara Draper at (603) 862-1107 or, or visit