FDU Offers Program on Loving and Surviving Your Family and Your Family Business

Madison, N.J. (February 8, 2016) —Fairleigh Dickinson University's Family Business Forum invites all family firms to attend Loving and Surviving Your Family and Your Family Business at its Florham Campus on February 24, 2016.

Family firms face unique challenges, from weathering succession successfully, to facing economic turbulence and evolving market trends, all while staying true to family and company traditions. These entrepreneurial challenges are often accompanied by insightful stories passed down through the generations. A distinguished and seasoned multigenerational panel of speakers will share their trials and triumphs of owning and operating family businesses in New Jersey. Interested family enterprises are invited to attend the seminar on Wednesday, February 24 (8:00-10:30 a.m.) to hear the stories and lessons learned from two of the region's most successful family enterprises.

Panelists include Walter Morris, President of the Morris Animal Inn (Morristown) and daughter, Joanne Morris, Vice President, along with Howard Gogel, President & CEO of My Limo (East Hanover) and nephew, Jason Gogel, Affiliate Manager. The panel will be facilitated by Edward Ahart, Partner at Schenck, Price, Smith & King (Florham Park).

RSVP by 2/22 to gzuccaro@fdu.edu or 973-443-8842. Cost: Free for FBF members and the FDU community. $75 for future members.

The Family Business Forum was established by the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 1992 to support family businesses. The Forum is designed to provide family businesses in the metropolitan area with a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts about proven strategies for successfully owning and operating a family business through outcome oriented educational programs and seminars. The Forum also provides members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences. Programs are designed to foster interaction and participation by addressing issues of specific concern. The members-only environment fosters long-term relationships based on mutual trust and understanding and an ongoing dialogue about family and business issues.

The Forum is sponsored by Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, Investors Bank, TD Charitable Foundation, and Langdon Ford Financial.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.

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