FDU’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship Announces Schedule for the 2010 Family Business Forum

Madison, NJ (February 19, 2010) —Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its Family Business Forum has been renamed the O.Berk Company Family Business Forum thanks to a generous donation from Norbert Gaelen and his family in honor of the Company’s 100th anniversary. The Gaelen family’s commitment will enable FDU’s Rothman Institute to enhance its services and help more family businesses succeed. The O.Berk Company is a former member of the Forum.

O.Berk Company Family Business Forum will offer six seminars this year for those involved in a family business. The morning seminars are scheduled from March through November, are open to members and guests.

O.Berk Company Family Business Forum 2010 Schedule

March 11: The “New Way” to Market Your Family Firm: Key Strategies to Leverage Social Media

April 15: Using Coaching Strategies to Improve Performance

May 20: Valuating the Family-owned Firm (Additional presentation: Improve Your Position: Tools to Strengthen Negotiating Skills)

Sept. 16: An Examination of Family Business Boundaries. Speaker: Jane Adams, renowned author, coach and consultant

Oct.14: The Ins and Outs of Effective Succession Planning

Nov. 18: Key Human Resource Issues Affecting Any Family Business Today. Speaker: Bud D’Avella, President, Prudent Publishing Company

To register for a complimentary session to learn more about the Forum, call Kim Dennison at 973-443-8880.

O.Berk Company Family Business 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.

Scholarship and partial scholarship opportunities will be available to qualified New Jersey family-owned firms.

For Immediate Release

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