Taking Stock

Taking Stock is a documentary which explores the conflicted connections between business and family, community and country.  After the film, the film's creator and son of the shopkeeper will lead a discussion and answer questions. 

WD-40 and all its unusual uses

In 1953, in a small lab in San Diego, California, the fledgling Rocket Chemical Company and its staff of three set out to create a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry. It took them 40 attempts to get their water displacing formula to work, but on the 40th attempt, they got it right in a big way. WD-40 was born. WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula.

Amazing War Stories

Three attorneys walk into a room and tell war stories that could have been avoided in estate and succession planning.  No joke.

Enjoy lunch, be entertained, amazed, and learn how to avoid being another family business diaster. Hear from a team at McGuire Wood and Bissette, among other professionals. 

Closing the Succession Gap

"Succession Conversations: Who Says What to Whom, and How, and When?"
Doing nothing about succession is quite often disastrous for family businesses. Yet many business owners, reluctant to give up control and preferring to live with ambiguity, decide that avoiding the issue is the best course for them. Successfully transferring family businesses to the next generation raises complex and emotion-laden problems. As a successor or a successee, your role is key to this transition, and it must start with early planning.

The Fed Speaks

Matt Martin (pictured below) is a senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and a Charlotte regional executive. He is responsible for branch leadership and regional outreach in the Carolinas. He will join us in Asheville for the latest financial news and economic update.


Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4-6 p.m.