Constitutions for Family Businesses: Keeping the Families of Family Businesses Together

MADISON, NJ (March 14, 2010) —Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship will be hosting a presentation on keeping families who run business together as part of its 2011 O.Berk Company Family Business Forum program. The event will be held twice on March 24, 2011: once at FDU’s College at Florham in Madison, NJ from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and once at the Green Group’s offices in Woodbridge, NJ from 12:45-3:45 p.m. Admission is free.


“Creating a Constitution for Your Family and Your Life” is what speaker Andrew Keyt will discuss. The growth of a family business can put stress and strain on the family. In this interactive session, Keyt will explore the concept of a family constitution and how it can be used to build family unity and long-term family business success. 


Keyt is the executive director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center. He is also the founder and president of a private firm, Keyt Consulting. Keyt’s family business research includes emergency management transition, family influences on strategic planning, and non-family CEOs and the family business.


Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for 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.


Established in 1992, the O.Berk Company Family Business Forum is a membership-based program of approximately 20-25 family companies that meet on a regular basis.


For more information or to register, call the Kim Dennison at (973) 443-8880. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, and N.J. The Green Group is located at 900 Route 9, 6th Floor, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.

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