Presentation for Family Business Stakeholders at FDU

MADISON, NJ (January 28, 2014)— Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship will be hosting a presentation for family business stakeholders on February 13, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Rutherford Room, Ferguson Recreation Center, as part of its 2014 O.Berk Company Family Business Forum program.

The speaker, Blair Trippe, Principal of Continuity Family Business Consulting in Massachusetts, will present, “Family Enterprise: What Stakeholders and Their Advisers Need to Know.”

Family business stakeholders recognize that their environment is more complicated, largely because they recognize the importance of maintaining the strength of their business and family relationships.
In this comprehensive presentation, Blair will discuss key practices from a consultant’s perspective who also has been a family business stakeholder. Vital elements of family-business conflict management will be discussed, including the motivations of each stakeholder group, understanding where power is held in the family business and the importance of professional collaboration in helping family-business stakeholders. Attendees will leave with practical techniques to further the future of their families and their businesses.

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation (as ranked by the Princeton Review). The Rothman Institute is excited to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2014.


Established in 1992, the O.Berk Company Family Business Forum is the only organization of its kind in the state. Its interactive educational programs and peer support groups help members of family-owned firms effectively deal with important issues such as succession planning, conflict management, and organizational strategy.  


For more information or to register, call the Rothman Institute at (973) 443-8842 or feel free to visit for their full schedule of O.Berk Company Family Business Forum events.  Admission is free, and registration is required. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Avenue in Madison, N.J.

For Immediate Release

FDU Office of Public Relations

   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Dickinson Hall, Room 3365, H-DH3-13, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Dina Schipper,
Director of Public Relations
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Kenna Caprio,
Communications Writer
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Helen Grill,
Senior General Clerk
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FDU Office of Public Relations

   (College at Florham Office)
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Scott Giglio,
Assistant Director of Public Relations
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Daniel Landau,
Public Relations Assistant
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