The VCU Family Business Forum provides educational programs and networking opportunities to family-owned businesses throughout the region.
The forum is housed at the VCU School of Business. Monthly seminars feature topics of value to owners and members of family enterprises. Topics include succession planning, governance, family communications, leadership development, conflict resolution and other matters unique to multi-generational family businesses.
Membership is open to all family businesses. The annual membership fee is $1,500 and permits participation by all owners, family members and non-family executives of the member business.
Breakfast is available at 8am, and programs are 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
September 11, 2019 - Dan Hatzenbuehler, E. Ritter & Company
October 9, 2019 - Succession Planning Panel
November 13, 2019 - From Family Business to Business Family: Integrating Non-Family Executives into the Family Business
December 11, 2019 - Engaging Family through Philanthropy
January 8, 2020 - Effective Communication in Family Business
February 19, 2020 - Michael Russell, CEO of H.J. Russell & Company
March 11, 2020 - Family Matters: Cultivating human capital, financial capital and innovation across generations in family businesses with Karen Reynolds Sharkey
April 2020 - *POSTPONED* Discussing Transition to the Next Generation: A panel discussion with David Karofsky, of the Family Business Consulting Group and John, Sam, and Mason Corey of CSC Leasing
May 13, 2020 - FE Mindset & Capacity: A Mindset and Practice for Succeeding in the New Normal, with Greg McCann (extended session 8:00 am - 12 pm)