Ask The Experts

Introducing our New Series "Ask The Experts"

The CEO & Family Enterprise Center is adding in new value-added elements to support businesses in all of our memberships; The Center for Family Enterprise, The CEO Speaker Series, and our CEO Peer Groups. In absence of in-person programming, the Center is working to bring relevant, focused, and timely programs to our members, the newest element is our “Ask the Expert” series. We will be featuring experts in a variety of topics who will lead a casual conversation about an issue and take direct questions and offer advice. From operations to financing to real estate to managing people, it’s all more complicated than ever. We will offer these programs up on Tuesday mornings, 9am to 10am, first come first served; the series is designed to be for small groups to encourage sharing and conversation. Stay tuned for the updated schedule. Contact Becki for more information.


Virtual Programming.

Tracie Sponenberg, SHRM-SCP, SPHR of The Granite Group.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 9:00-10:00am
"In the toughest of times, it's your culture that sustains you.  How does this play out when your company is remote, working in person, or somewhere in between?"  

Richard Peck, Vice President of Development and Philanthropy at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 9:00-10:00am
"What's Your Legacy Going To Be?"
If there is one that COVID has done, it’s made us all think about the realities of life. As a business owner, you are carrying on a legacy not just for your family, but also for your employees and your community.
Join a conversation with Rick Peck of the NH Charitable Foundation that will lead you to think about what you want your family business’s legacy to be.  How do you involve your family and employees now in this legacy-building?  How do you want your family to be known in the community, both now and 50 years from now?  These questions and more are at the heart of the conversation about the impact you and your business can make in your local community.

Erin M. Vanden Borre, Shareholder and Nicole M. T. Paul, Attorney with Orr & Reno
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 9:00-10:00am
“To Lease or Not to Lease….”
Thinking of unloading your commercial space? During the economic fallout of the COVID pandemic, many commercial tenants are taking a second look at leasing arrangements, while many commercial landlords are facing tenant requests for rent relief or early termination.   Listen to two experts in the field who can address questions about trends, pitfalls, exit strategies, negotiating tips, and more….from both sides of the leasing relationship.

Ken Peterson, Founder & President, and Brandi Bonds, CFO & Partner of Next Level Now
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 9:00-10:00am
"You Have to Plan to be able to Pivot"
And how well are you positioned financially to do so? Join Ken Peterson and Brandi Bonds, principals of Next Level Now, an outsourced accounting and financial services firm, to ask what you should be doing and thinking about how to be prepared for whatever comes next. Get an understanding of your business and what the drivers and variables are. Ask about what levers you can pull to make a pivot and ride out any storm.

Josh Robinson, President of Checkmate Workforce Solutions
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 9:00-10:00am
"What Do You Need to Know About COVID & Payroll? It Includes Maximizing Payroll Related Tax Credits and Preparing for PPP Round 2"
During this webinar, we will take a deep dive into the opportunities available to employers now as a result of the recently enacted COVID Relief Bill. Specifically, to be discussed will be strategies for maximizing the Employee Retention Tax Credit in 2020 and 2021, and how this will affect your efforts for PPP loan forgiveness.  If your business was subject to a full or partial shutdown in 2020 or you experienced a drop in revenues of 50% or more in any given quarter in 2020 – this is a must-attend webinar. If you experienced a 20% or greater revenue drop in Q4 2020 or if you are planning to pursue a 2nd draw PPP loan, this is a must-attend webinar. If you don’t know what a “refundable tax credit” is, this is a must-attend webinar. The details matter on this very complex process. Join us to hear from Josh Robinson on how to sort it all out and optimize the opportunity for your business.


Introducing another new series for our members

“We are grateful that Everett Moitoza, B.M, M.Ed, Ed.D, M.B.A, one of our longest-serving sponsors and supporters, is stepping up in these times with a new drop-in program, called “Beating COVID Fatigue.” 
In this program, our members will have an opportunity to bring up a wide range of contemporary family and business issues at a regularly set time through ZOOM.
These programs will be 60 minutes in length and occur monthly on Fridays. 

Join us on December 4th from 12:00-1:00pm
Our first program will be, “Families & Couples in Business: Firm, Family and Fatigue Issues.”

Our next Beating Covid Fatigue Programs
Developing Change-Hardy & Empathic Skills in a time of COVID
Friday, 1.8.2021 12:00 - 1:00

Exploring Empathic Leadership During COVID
Friday, 2.5.2021 12:00-1:00pm