Please join us on April 17th, 2012 for a panel discussion with some of Massachusetts’ most successful family business leaders!

 Best Practices for Family Businesses

A panel discussion with some of massachusetts’ most successful family business leaders hosted by the suffolk university sawyer business school.

Family businesses are the foundation of the economy. These businesses face many unique challenges on a daily basis. Although success in these businesses may be defined in many ways, specific business practices assist with the navigation of these challenging issues which range from interpersonal family dynamics to economic and technological change.

Join the Family Business Association and the Suffolk University Sawyer Business School to get a better understanding of the specific business issues and challenges faced by family business leaders in their journey to success and the innovative business practices they employ to prosper as entrepreneurs.

Our distinguished panel includes:

Brian Nagle – Vice President, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Carol Bulman – CEO & Vice Chairman, Jack Conway & Company, Inc. 
Peter Mikedis – Founder, Sidekim Foods 
Gary Sheehan –  President & CEO, Cape Medical Supply, Inc.
Nancy Sheehan –  Co-Founder, Cape Medical Supply, Inc.


Best Practices for Family Businesses
April 17th, 2012   2:30pm – 6:30pm
Suffolk University Sawyer Business School
Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02108
To register, please contact Liz Pratt at or 617-218-2077

Please RSVP by April 10th, 2012

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