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Family Meetings and Councils

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
3:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

Public Event


The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Dr
Hudsonville, MI 49426 United States
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Family Meetings

Don’t Let Family Get in the Way: The Hows and Whys of Effective Family Meetings and Councils

Are family issues creeping into the operations of your family business?  Join us as we discuss how you can remove family issues from derailing your business with family meetings.

At this program we will identify what really happens in a family meeting and we’ll remove the mystery of family meetings and show you simple steps to running your own effective family meeting.

Discussion topics will include; who should attend, creating agendas, developing appropriate topics and boundaries for meetings, the cost of doing nothing, and common pitfalls and methods to keep the conversation positive and productive.

Keynote Speaker

Ira Bryck | President of the Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley

The center provides a learning community for family and closely held companies, which include dinner forums, confidential roundtables, and varied workshops. The center also produces the website fambizpv.com and advice column, Dear Ira: Fresh Air and Cold Water for the Perplexed Business Family, and he confers with entrepreneurial families on an array of usual and unusual challenges. Ira is the author of three plays about life in family business, including A Tough Nut to Crack, based on his 17 years in his family’s 4th generation childrenswear business on Long Island, where he served simultaneously in every role from president to tailor. Ira created a series of cartoons about family business, and also hosts The Western Mass Business Showon WHMP in Northampton Mass, where he interviews business owners and expert advisors about what inspires them, keeps them awake, helps them succeed, and makes them unique.

Registration $85

*Tickets free to FBA members and underwriters as outlined in paid agreements. Additional tickets are available at half price.

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Refund policy: Registration and prepayment of events is required and guarantees a reservation. Cancellations must be received by Thursday, May 17, 2018 to receive a full refund. No-shows will be billed.