Family Business Programs

Our Family Business programs offer members of family-owned enterprises the opportunity to meet, connect, and learn from each other, as well as from experienced leaders. 

2021-2022 Family Business Program Schedule 

  • Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 - The Puritan Backroom Conference Center, Suite B, Manchester NH
    Rhonda Farrington, CCP, Managing Director, The Wilson Group
    Topic: CEO Compensation and Current Practices

    What are the things you’ve wondered about compensation for your employees, management team, yourself and family members in the business? Join this program for a healthy and open discussion and exercise on compensation philosophy and the importance of market data to determine job worth. Compensation is always a tricky subject, get equipped to feel confident, especially in this tight job market.
  • Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021, Combined Event with CEO members, Portsmouth Country Club, Portsmouth NH
    David M. Karofsky, Principal, The Family Business Consulting Group 
    Topic:  So, You’re in the Family Business…..
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Puritan Backroom Conference Center, Suite B - Manchester NH
    Chuck Richards, CEO Core Value Research
    Family businesses have a lot on their plate, including a lot of distractions from internal and external sources. They know they want to be profitable, they want to keep family relations harmonious and they realize they have an incredible responsibility to their community’s economy. However, it’s not always easy to clear the clutter and know what pain points to address first. Chuck Richards, founder/CEO of CoreValue Software will join us to help de-clutter the road map, find ways to profitability and alignment among owners through proven methods with businesses such as yourselves, all over the country.
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - The Puritan Backroom, Manchester, NH
    Peter Rayno, Vice President/nh banking & Lending DirectorEnterprise Bank
    James Key Wallace, Executive Director
    NH Business Finance AuthorityRachael Roderick, Deputy District Director, NH OfficeU.S. Small Business Administration
    Laurel Adams, President Regional Economic Center of Southern NH
    Topic: Financing in a Family Business
    In every business, lending is a way of life. Whether it’s for capital purchases, expansion, acquisition or to finance an ownership transfer, there will come a time for every family business to take on calculated risk. Luckily, there’s more than one way to get there to what your company goals are. Learn about good debt and bad debt and how to leverage your company in the right way. Join a panel of lenders, traditional and non-traditional, to take you through the scenarios, the options and what you need to know.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - The Puritan Backroom, Manchester NH
    Scott McKenzie, Managing DirectorBaker Newman Noyes

View the list of past Family business Programs

Meeting Format:  

  • 8 AM: Coffee, Networking, Light Breakfast
  • 8:30 -12 PM: Program
  • 12 - 1 PM: Working Lunch

Meeting Location 2021-22 Season:

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