UConn Revamps Family Business Program, Offers Bootcamp, Summer Internship Program to Help Multi-Generational Companies Thrive
Ask Julie Paine-Miller, vice president of Paine’s Inc. Recycling and Rubbish Removal, what it is like to be employed in a family-owned business, and she will share that some of her fondest childhood memories involve riding in her family’s garbage trucks.
“I have a deep-seated love for trash!,” Paine-Miller said with a laugh. “I have memories of being around the trucks from the time I was a little girl.”Continue Reading
Associate Dean Sulin Ba and Arminda Kamphausen, associate director of UConn’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), recently visited Samuel R.N. Simons ’95 EMBA at his company, OEM Controls in Shelton, Conn. Simons is the newest member of CIBER’s Advisory Council. Continue Reading
Professor Emeritus Gary Powell will be recognized by the Family Firm Institute as the recipient of a 2018 Academic and Family Business Review Award at a global conference in London in October. Continue Reading
Westfair Online– “There’s something about growing up in a family-owned business that sets you apart,” said Kate Hampford Donahue, president and CEO of Hampford Research Inc. “I certainly didn’t realize it at the time, but it’s only now that I really appreciate what that experience really gave me.”
Hartford Business Journal – Connecticut’s family owned businesses face an uncertain future in the years ahead due to a confluence of factors, a reality that could have stark consequences on the state’s economy, which has long depended on privately held, multigenerational companies.
Simsbury Bank has given a $50,000 grant to support the UConn School of Business’ Family Business Program, an initiative providing research, professional advice, education, and peer networks for family-owned and entrepreneurial businesses. Continue Reading
Westfair Online– Family-owned businesses form the foundation of the U.S. economy. They typically create up to 64 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product and 36 percent of all employment and ring up 40 to 46 percent of all sales annually, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the nonprofit Conway Center for Family Business. Those impressive numbers create the background for a Feb. 28 event in White Plains.