UNCA's Family Business Forum to Host Discussion on
Family Business Successors
UNC Asheville's Family Business Forum will host a program on "The
First 100 Days: Diary of a New CEO" from 8:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday,
April 21, at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. An optional lunch buffet will
immediately follow the program. The presentation will be given by Amy
Schuman, coach and facilitator of the Next Generation Leadership Institute
at the Loyola Family Business Center in Chicago. The program will identify
and explore issues that family businesses and their successors must
address to ensure an effective transition.
Schuman, a senior associate with the Family Business Consulting Group,
works with family businesses in North America, assisting them with
transitions, communications and collaborations. A psychology graduate from
Oberlin College, she has more than 11 years of experience with
multi-generational businesses. Schuman has made presentations at the
Family Firm Institute Conference and the Family Business Network meeting
in Stockholm, Sweden.
UNCA's Family Business Forum, the first program of its kind in the
region, was developed to enhance the continued viability of family-owned
businesses in the Asheville area. Membership in the forum is open to firms
that have a family member with controlling interest in the business and at
least one family member currently employed in the business. In addition to
seminars and workshops, members receive current research and articles on
family business issues, a quarterly newsletter and the opportunity to
network with other family-owned business members who face similar
challenges of perpetuating a family business.
Registration for the workshop is required. The program is open to forum
members and their guests; a limited number of seats are available for
family business owners interested in membership.
For more information or to register, call Richard Lasher, at
828/251-6797, voice mail box 8003.
- Rich Lasher, UNCA Family Business Forum Director, 828/251-6797,
voice mail box 8003
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director,