A note from: Karen Marsdale - Senior VP, Special Programs 
Let’s have the awkward conversation: do you think your next generation is ready to take the lead? And are you ready to give it away? Once we get through that, let’s celebrate family businesses! 
Brain Food : Entrepreneurial Leadership Week!
Kutztown University’s College of Business is hosting a Family Business Panel on March 26th. You can’t miss the discussion from these successful family businesses! Learn more >>
Mark Your Calendars: Events You Can't Afford to Miss
Finding Your Voice:
Next Generation Transition
to Management in a
Family-Owned Business

I’m ready! No, you’re not. Yes, I am! Are you BOTH ready? Transitioning leadership from one generation to the next can be one of the most challenging events in the life cycle of a family business. This program looks at transitioning from both perspectives.

Wednesday, March 20
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
All in the Family Gathering
Masano Auto Park

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

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 or to register, contact Rachael Romig .
Grow Your Business: Develop Your Leaders
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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