Events & Programming

Helping You Make the Most of Your Family Business.

Throughout the year, the UConn Family Business Program sponsors a variety of events and programs designed to bring maximum value to family businesses.

Check back regularly for new events, or sign up here to become a member of the Family Business Program community and receive email notifications.

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2020 Schedule of Events

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A webinar series sponsored by Liberty Bank
UConn’s Family Business Program offers this FREE bi-weekly 30-minute webinar series highlighting current issues in innovation, family dynamics, business, and leadership. Open to all, but especially relevant for anyone running a family business in Connecticut. Learn from your peers and guest speakers including distinguished UConn faculty, experts, and advisors. Take 30 and allow yourself time to connect, learn, and engage. View videos from our past events.

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Timely Topic: Exit Options for Family Businesses

August 5, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)
C. Robert Zelinger, Partner, Hinckley-Allen
All organizations need to plan and navigate leadership transitions at one point or another. Family businesses are unique in that there are limited options for such an important transition. Bob Zelinger, Partner at legal firm Hinckley-Allen, has advised independent and family businesses for over 30 years on succession planning and leadership transition. Join Bob as he shares insights and best practices to help you prepare and plan for the inevitable. Register here.

Timely Topic: A Conversation with the Dean

August 19, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)
John Elliott, Dean and Auran J. Fox Chair, UConn School of Business
Come learn what's happening at UConn. Returning to the School of Business after his year-long stint as interim University Provost, Dean Elliott holds a unique perspective he'd like to share on the state of Connecticut, the University, the School of Business and the many opportunities offered in our Family Business Program. On August 19, please join the Dean for a conversation about family business! Register here.

Timely Topic: Customer & Sales Resilience

September 2, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Marc Kitz, Sales Coach / Consultant, Kitz Consulting, LLC
How solid is your pipeline, your customer base & your sales process? Come learn from veteran sales expert Marc Kitz how to understand and impact your future revenue by managing customer relationships, growing key accounts, and driving new business. Register here.


Family Business Awards

July 29, 2020 3:00 p.m.
Family businesses are an integral part of the social and business fabric of our state. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in family-owned businesses and tell the story of a select group of the region's most successful firms. Help us celebrate the 2020 honorees by tuning in on July 29th at 3:00 p.m. to a special virtual awards ceremony presented by the Hartford Business Journal.
Register today