Past Events

  • Bridging the Personality Gap

    What are you thinking?

    Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:00am

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Have you ever look at your spouse, children, or employees and wonder "What were you thinking?" Come to this Family Business Forum and find out! Learn about the differences in personalities. When members sign up to attend they will be sent a link to take a short survey online. A full... Read More


  • Building the Bridge for a Successful Family Business

    Friday, September 16, 2016 - 3:00pm

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Our first Forum will highlight four of our members who have received the North Carolina Family Business of the Year Award.  These members will share their best practices, employment of family members and non-family members, their impact on our community and overcoming challenges. Panelists:... Read More


  • Because Butter Should Be Beautiful

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Even though Mark Peters grew up in the butter business, transition to the next generation was not smooth as butter. In 1956 his father, Leo Peters, founded the Michigan-based dairy operation known as Butterball Farms Inc. (Butterball).   Mark will share with us the challenges of transition and... Read More


  • Just own it!

    Friday, April 22, 2016 - 8:00am

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Employee engagement is at an all time low, with Gallup reporting numbers as high as 70% of today’s employees checked out, unmotivated, and disengaged at work. Companies and organizations are scrambling to create programs, hiring experts, and initiating training to reverse the trend. Berstein and... Read More


  • How to Win an Argument (or not!)

    Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:00pm

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    The title says it all.  Learn from UNC Asheville Tenured Professor Mary Lynn Manns about an approach to arguing that you may not have tried.  Mary Lynn received the Distinguished Teaching Award in the Sciences (1995), the Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award (2013), the University Service Award (... Read More


  • Family Business for Bulldogs

    Men’s game p.m.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 4:30pm

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Kimmell Arena

    Attend the Bulldogs basketball game with your family and employees, and enjoy snacks in the Bulldog VIP room. RSVP required to cclarke@unca.edu for up to five free tickets to the game. Additional guests are $10 each.


  • Discovering the Blind Spot in Your Family and Business

    During this session, participants will be offered an assessment tool that allows them to expose their blind spot

    Friday, January 8, 2016 - 12:00pm

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Even though we do not notice it, we all have a very small gap in the visual field known as a blind spot. One of the most commonly accepted theories that explain why we don't realize it is that the brain actually fills in the missing information using visual cues in the environment. The same can... Read More


  • Taxes, HR, and Marketing: What You Need to Know Now

    Get the latest update.

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 8:00am

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    
Taxes are certain, but what you deduct or defer depends on what you know. Learn from Rollin Groseclose, Johnson Price Sprinkle, and the 2015 federal and state tax changes.

    Do you know when you have to pay out accrued PTO in North Carolina? Can you really withhold an employee’s last... Read More


  • Difficult Conversations

    Difficult conversations are inevitable.

    Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:00am

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    “I don’t know how to say this but...”

    “…it’s time for you to retire, Dad.” “…we’re going to need you to pull a little more weight for the team.” “…I’m offering the senior management position to Bob instead.” “…I have no choice but to sell Grandma’s company.”

    Difficult... Read More


  • Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business: How to Successfully Navigate Family Business

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:00pm

    There can be no greater joy than successfully owning and running a business where you get to work with the people you love the most. Unfortunately, there are a myriad of obstacles that impede many family businesses from achieving this success. Learn the critical issues and steps that family... Read More


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