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

Succession & Technology

A virtual panel discussion sponsored by Liberty Bank and the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (ET)
In this 90-minute virtual Panel, UConn School of Business Dean John A. Elliott will lead a discussion about surviving and thriving in the COVID-era business environment. As a family business owner, you must always be looking towards the future. For technology - being able to adapt to the new realities of conducting business, and also in your succession plan, to make sure your business is in good hands. Register Today!

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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: What Would Your Banker Say?

October 28, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Eugene F. Shugrue, Chief Lending Officer, Liberty Bank
Joe Williams, Captial Access Team Lead, CTSBDC Business Advisor
With all the changes in the need for capital and the capital markets – what would your banker say? Come learn from an expert in financial markets what banks are considering and what you should be doing now, and learn what resources the CT Small Business Development Center has to help manage the capital markets. Register here.

Timely Topic: Engineering Resources for Connecticut Family Businesses

November 11, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Jeff McCutcheon, PhD, Al Geib Professor of Environmental Engineering Research and Education, UConn School of Engineering
Professor Jeff McCutcheon runs a dynamic research laboratory in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department at UConn. He has raised over $7 million dollars in research support from public and private sponsorship and published over 85 refereed papers. Join Professor McCutcheon on November 11th to learn what's happening at UConn's School of Engineering, and what resources are available to support Connecticut companies. Register here.