Businesses Develop Roadmap
For Their Future At UNH Center For Family Business Event Nov. 9
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 27, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. – Many businesses make pressing decisions every
day as the moment demands, often without a clear sense of where
they want to be in the future and how they are going to get there.
To help address this common issue, the University of New Hampshire
Center for Family Business will host the forum “Strategic
Planning -- Realizing Your Vision,” Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005,
8 a.m. to noon, at the Winnipesaukee Exposition Center, 48 Elm St.,
The program will give business leaders an opportunity to develop
a picture of a company’s future, starting with a visioning
process facilitated by Stephen Fink, professor emeritus of Whittemore
School of Business and Economics and an expert in organizational
behavior. Business leaders will be asked to imagine what the company
will look like in five years if it were to become everything they
want it to be. Next participants will lay out a strategy and year-by-year
steps as part of a planning process to realize the vision. The program
will be interactive with opportunities for participants to share
Michelle Dupont, owner and general manager of the Lake Opechee Inn,
will provide examples of how she successfully planned and realized
her vision for the inn. Other graduates of the leadership development
program will share their experiences in both the visioning and planning
Following lunch participants are invited to tour the Boissoneau
family’s new inn and spa next door.
There is a special one-time fee of $75 per person for this event.
The registration deadline is Nov. 2. To register, or for more information,
call Barbara Draper at (603) 862-1107, or visit http://www.familybusiness.unh.edu.
The center, under UNH’s Whittemore School of Business and
Economics and the UNH Graduate School, is sponsored by Mass Mutual
Financial Group, Genus Resources, Baker Newman & Noyes, Pierce
Atwood, MPI Management Planning, Inc., and Ocean National Bank.
It is a membership program to provide owners and managers of entrepreneurial
businesses with an opportunity to exchange ideas and information
and to discuss business challenges, concerns, and solutions.