TDO and NYFBC Announce New Collaboration to Support Family Businesses


The Central New York Technology Development Organization (TDO) and the New York Family Business Center (NYFBC) have formed a collaboration to meet the needs of regional family and privately-owned businesses. This collaboration will begin with a series of educational meetings targeting specific dynamics of these businesses.

Robert Trachtenberg, President & CEO of TDO, commented, “Both the TDO and NYFBC constituencies are primarily comprised of family and closely held businesses. It is critical to tackle the special challenges these businesses face to position them for future growth and success.” Donna Herlihy, Executive Director of the NYFBC, added, “Family businesses, from the very small to the very large face unique dynamics and challenges typically not addressed in most business conferences. The NYFBC is focused on these issues. Together with TDO, we can provide widespread outreach and high quality programming to support the leaders and future leaders of these enterprises.”

The first seminar series, “More Than Food for Thought …actions you can take today to help family and closely held businesses” kicks off on May 24 at the TDO offices in Liverpool. The series features local experts sharing their expertise in an interactive format on relevant topics including tax incentives, family dynamics, succession planning, business valuation, special HR challenges, and family business fraud prevention. The session topics were identified and vetted by leaders of closely held businesses. One unique aspect of these interactive programs is the controlled environment, free of solicitations, to protect attendee privacy and program quality.

Please contact the NYFBC at 315-579-2871 or www.NYFBC.org for program details and information on registration.



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