Seminar Will Explore Family Businesses - From New Perspective

June 13, 1997

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas - Central Texas-area family business owners will be asked to look at their company and employees from a new perspective at a seminar presented by Baylor University's Institute for Family Business on Tuesday, June 24, at the Harrington House Faculty Dining Center.

The program, titled "Perspectives on Family/Non-Family Boundaries in the Family Business," is the fifth presentation in the institute's 1997 Waco Family Business Seminar Series.

It will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by presentations by three featured speakers - Robert Tunmire, president of The Dwyer Group, Arnold Martin, former executive with the family-owned Darr Equipment Co., and William Cloud, president of Cloud Construction.

Bob Hughes, director of the Institute for Family Business, said the program will explore such issues as how do key non-family employees feel about working for a family-owned business, the best ways to build their loyalty, and sharing with them plans for the company.

Hughes said, "Different perspectives on these questions will be presented by family members, non-family members and some who straddle the line."

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 June 24 seminar program, call Doris Sandberg at (254) 755-2265, extension 5.

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