A note from: Karen Marsdale - Senior VP, Special Programs 
Did you know that the keys to long-term success in a family business are professional management and keeping the family committed to and capable of carrying on as the owner? Read our below article from McKinsey & Company for more! Speaking of great family enterprises, we are thrilled to host the Jurgielewicz family on May 7, for our Spring Symposium, details below. Make your reservations now! 
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All in the Family Gathering
Masano Auto Park

The “All in the Family Gathering” is part of our Berks Family Business Alliance initiative and is a celebration of our community's family businesses! 

Wednesday, April 24
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Spring Symposium: Jurgielewicz Family &
Tasty Duck

Facilitated by Chet Mosteller of Mosteller & Associates, join the Jurgielewicz family to discuss how they’ve overcome challenges and struggles encountered as a family business , the importance of succession planning, the evolution of Tasty Duck over generations & overall best practices for family businesses.  

Tuesday, May 7
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Trusted Business Advice & Collaboration: Peer Discussion Groups
Confidential, non-competitive, professionally led, peer discussion groups give you the opportunity to meet and solve the challenges of running a family enterprise in very competitive, disruptive times. 
For more information, click here .

To register, contact Rachael Romig .
Grow Your Business: Develop Your Leaders
Nine incredible speakers. The largest one-day leadership event in the world. A room full of leaders like you. SHRM, HRCI, and CNE credits. And GRCA is bringing it right to your doorstep on May 10. 

Hurry - the early bird discount disappears on April 15th!
Thank you to our 2018-2019 FBA sponsors!
major sponsors:
BB&T, FORCEpgk, Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys, RKL LLP

program sponsors:
Alvernia University O’Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership & Public Service; Mosteller & Associates; First Priority Bank, a Division of MID PENN BANK; Fraser Advanced Information Systems

family champion sponsors:
Canteen of Berks County, Dolan Construction, Paul W. Essig, Redner’s Markets Inc., VA Productions Inc.
FBA Mission & Vision : In addition to working in an ever-changing business climate, family-owned companies face a host of unique challenges that often complicate the day-to-day running of the business. Berks Family Business Alliance (FBA) was created to address these pressing issues, helping businesses to find solutions to the complex issues that families working together often struggle to overcome.
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