A note from: Karen Marsdale - Senior VP, Special Programs 
I urge you to attend the session coming up on February 26 with Jeff Elliott of Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys. Think you are immune to workplace harassment suits if you are a small business? Think again, you aren't! Come hear why, you’ll be glad you did.
Brain Food : The Dark Side of Being Too Generous to Family Employees
“I feel trapped,” said Charles. “I don’t trust my sister as my partner or as my co-worker. My dad knows I love the business — he can’t understand why I don’t just suck it up and put up with what I think are bad behaviors. He said my perks look like a good trade-off to him.”

Mark Your Calendars: Events You Can't Afford to Miss
Workplace Harassment Remains a Problem

February 26, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Finding Your Voice:
Next Generation Transition
to Management in a
Family-Owned Business

March 30, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 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. 

“I’ve found my FBA Peer group to be a positive experience that I look forward to each month. Chet Mosteller is a wonderful moderator/leader who brings energy and wisdom to each meeting. All in my group share similar experiences and goals (business and otherwise) and we can discuss any topic in an unbiased, confidential setting. My peers have become my friends.” – Mike Duddy, WORLD Electronics
For more information or to register, contact Rachael Romig .
Grow Your Business: Develop Your Leaders
Just a little something in case you're feeling hungry...
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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