DURHAM, N.H. – Goedecke Flooring and Design Center of Bedford has been named the 2013 Family Business of the Year by the University of New Hampshire Center for Family Business.
Goedecke Flooring and Design Center will be recognized at the 3nd Annual Family Business Recognition Dinner Wednesday, May, 22, 2013, at the Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle. The reception begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Tom Varley, senior vice president of Ocean Properties, is the keynote speaker and will discuss “Saving the Historic Wentworth.”
Lifetime achievement awards will be presented to C. Thomas Brown from New Hampshire Distributors in Concord and Chet Dunn from Dunn Industries in Manchester.
Goedecke Flooring and Design Center has been in business for 90 years, started in 1923 by George Goedecke as Goedecke Painting in Manchester. Four generations later, Goedecke Flooring and Design Center has evolved into a one-of-a-kind store for flooring and design. Today the business is transitioning from Alan Goedecke and his wife Nancy to the fourth generation of the family, their two sons Herbert and Peter.
Visit www.familybusiness.unh.edu/dinner to purchase tickets for the dinner. Tickets are $60 a person. Tables of 10 are available for $550.
The Center for Family Business, under the UNH Paul College of Business and Economics and the UNH Graduate School, is sponsored by Baker Newman & Noyes; Harvest Capital; Mass Mutual Financial Group; Moitoza Consulting; Management Planning, Inc.; Optima Bank and Trust; and Pierce Atwood. 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 and solutions. For more information, visit http://www.familybusiness.unh.edu/.
The UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics offers a full complement of high-quality programs in business, economics, accounting, finance, information systems management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and hospitality management. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive development levels. The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business schools worldwide.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.