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Family Business Institute Celebrates Local Family-Owned Businesses

Family Business Institute Celebrates Local Family-Owned Businesses

The 501(c)(3) non-profit institute was founded in 2004 with a mission to educate, celebrate, grow and invigorate families and their businesses. The institute focuses on leadership education in several key areas:

  • Values that guide behavior and decision-making given unique relationship issues of a family business
  • Leadership that develops future leaders
  • Strategy to deliver unique customer value at the highest efficiency and profitability
  • Capital and administrative management including legal agreements, insurance, estate planning and succession

The institute offers monthly seminars for family business owners as well as monthly Peer Advisory Groups, which have a maximum of ten owners per group.  Currently, eight different groups meet for 2-21/2 hours per month.

WHO: The Family Business Institute of East Tennessee
Confirmed attendees: Knoxville Chamber, Wm. S. Trimble Co., Regas, Breadbox Stores, Sustainable Future, University of Tennessee College of Business, BMC, Engert Plumbing, Center for Business Transformation, Coulter & Justus, Clinton Glass, The Trust Company, House of Thaller, Bailey International, J. Smith Lanier & Co, Steel Plate Fabricators, Shamrock Growth Associates, Morris Creative Group LLC, Friedman’s Applicances, Rodefer Moss, Malone’s Coffee, Stowers Machinery, DeCosimo, Claris, Labor Support Management, MigunTN, KW Commercial.

WHAT:  Family Business Celebration

WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Water’s Edge Conference Center, 608 Mabry Hood Road, Knoxville, TN 37932

WHY:  The East Tennessee Family Business Institute provides opportunities for family business owners to share experiences and coach each other through collective wisdom. Its vision is to connect generations of family business by encouraging family businesses to develop a strong set of core values, capable leadership, effective strategy, and the ability to generate and pass on adequate capital to sustain and grow the business for generations.