Hartford Business Journal – It was Thanksgiving eve 2018 and Winterberry Garden employees were working late into the night, assembling garland with bulbs and decorations so they could be loaded onto trucks and driven north to MGM Springfield.
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
All companies, whether a Fortune 100 firm or a family business, face a trade-off when it comes to deciding whether to focus on creativity or standardization. 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
Working in and for a family business requires a unique understanding of family dynamics and values.
The UConn School of Business is currently offering its Spring 2018 Family Business Executive Education Program. Continue Reading
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.