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SNEEF Event – Family Businesses: Adjusting to the Changing Economy

March 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) and the Family Business Association of Massachusetts will host “Family Businesses: Adjusting to a Changing Economy,” a seminar for family-owned companies. The program will be held on Thursday, March 10, 5:30-8:00 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine Street, Fall River.

Family business owners face multiple challenges as the local and national economy evolves, including increases in the minimum wage, federal mandates, skyrocketing health care costs, rising interest rates, and challenges in succession planning. While these issues can create barriers to growth for a family owned business, they are not insurmountable. The seminar will show how family businesses are adapting and adjusting to these rapid economic changes.

The following panel of experts will discuss these issues:

  • Debra Drapalla, Senior Vice President, Middle Market Lending Group, Webster Bank
  • John Brough, CPA, Tax Partner, DiSanto Priest & Co.
  • Matt Henning, Attorney, Morris Mahoney Co.
  • Chris Ciunci, Founder and Managing Partner, Tribal Vision Marketing Agency
  • Travis Drouin, CPA, CIA, Lead Audit Partner at Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP

The Family Business Association, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization designed to promote family businesses and family business achievements in Massachusetts.

The Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum, SNEEF, is dedicated to developing entrepreneurship and innovation activity with programs that combine topical forums with networking opportunities.

The SNEEF event is open to public.  Admission $20 in advance, $25 at the door, SNEEF Affiliate member $15, SNEEF Members free.  Pizza and salad dinner.  Join SNEEF for $75 and attend free. Register at www.SNEEF.org. Info on membership, sponsorships and partnerships at: info@SNEEF.edu.


March 10, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
151 Martine Street
Fall River, MA United States
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