For more than 30 years, Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program has guided family enterprises down a path to success by addressing challenges, offering solutions and serving as a constant source of support. By creating a community to advance family business success, AFBP designs educational programs for families, students and professional advisors. In these peer-based environments, people learn from expert speakers on important issues as well as from each other’s compelling stories.
Now, AFBP is ready to take that support even further, as the Austin Family Business Program becomes the Center of Excellence for Family Enterprise this year.
This is more than just a name change. We will expand educational and outreach opportunities for family businesses, and will be creating a research arm of the the Center that will put us at the cutting edge of knowledge…all so you can have even more resources.
Stay tuned for more information, and if you have any questions contact Maria Schell at: email@example.com.
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