Waco Family Business Leadership Seminar Set for Feb. 25

Feb. 20, 1997

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas -- Baylor University's Institute for Family Business will present a seminar on "Practical Employment Problems," the kickoff program in its 1997 Waco Family Business Seminar Series, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Harrington House Faculty Dining Center on South Eighth Street.

The seminar will run from 7:30-9 a.m. and will be led by Waco attorney John T. Hawkins of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, P.C. Hawkins is a 1977 graduate of Baylor Law School.

Bob Hughes, program director of the Institute for Family Business, said Hawkins will brief family business owners, managers and advisors on the skills they need to avoid legal problems with hiring and firing practices.

He said Hawkins advises businesses ranging in size from international companies to "mom and pop" operations on labor and employment matters, preparation of personnel policies, drug and alcohol testing policies and termination.

The 1997 Waco Family Business Seminar Series was planned by the Institute for Family Business specifically for family-owned firms in the Waco area. The Institute for Family Business is a nationally-recognized organization that provides educational programs for family-owned businesses throughout the state.

Hughes said the aim of the Waco seminar series is to develop skills and strategies for a healthy family business. He said last year's seminar series helped hundreds of family business owners and managers in the Waco area.

For more information about the Feb. 25 seminar program (which includes a country breakfast) call Hughes at (817) 755-2265, extension 5.

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