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Family Business Center Hosts "Breaking New Ground: Building A Sustainable Business For Generations To Come"


On Wednesday, March 26, there will be a full day of education as the Family Business Center, NY FarmNet and Wilmington Trust present "Breaking New Ground: Building A Sustainable Business For Generations To Come." The event will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Genesee Grande, 1060 East Genesee Street in Syracuse, N.Y.

The day begins with a presentation by Jolene Brown on "The Top Ten Mistakes that Break Up a Family Business." Brown, a Iowa farmer who serves as a family business consultant, will then moderate a panel of key advisors. Members of the panel are: Thomas Kelly, vice president and senior wealth planner for Wilmington Trust; Laura Ferrino, vice president and wealth planner for Wilmington Trust; and Cora Alsante, partner, Hancock and Estabrook, Counselors at Law.

The afternoon will begin with a talk by leadership expert Larry Van De Valk, executive director of the Empire State Food and Agricultural Leadership Institute, or LEAD New York, a leadership development program for adult professionals in the food, agricultural and natural resource industries. After break he will be joined by Erica Leubner of Tim's Pumpkin Patch and Bill Byrne, chairman of Byrne Dairy, for a leadership panel.

The cost of the day-long session is $49 for Le Moyne alums and members of the Family Business Center ($99 for non-members.) For registration or questions please contact Racheal Bothwell at rap29@cornell.edu or 607-255-2924.

The New York Family Business Center partnered with the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne in Fall 2013.

posted on: 3/13/2014