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UNH Center for Family Business Hosts Seminar on Successful Family Business Transitions Jan. 18

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The UNH Center for Family Business will host “Successful Family Business Transitions” Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. The program begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast at the Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, and will be followed by lunch and networking at noon.

A panel of family business experts will discuss the decision making path in the business success process and how different choices impact the ultimate transition of a business. The discussion also will include general gift and estate tax issues that are integral to successful transitions.

The speakers include Paul Lorenzetti, president of Corflex, Inc.; Chuck Thorndike, former owner of Annalee Dolls; and David Drolet, president of General Linen. The panel will be moderated by Pierce Atwood attorney Jack Sanders.

Please RSVP by Jan. 12, 2012. To register or become a member of the Center for Family Business, call Barbara Draper at 2-1107, or barbara.draper@unh.edu. For first-time attendees, the cost is $99 per person and $250 per company for nonmembers.

The Center for Family Business, under the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the UNH Graduate School, is sponsored by Mass Mutual Financial Group; Moitoza Consulting; Baker Newman & Noyes; Pierce Atwood; Management Planning, Inc.; and Optima Bank and Trust. It is a membership program to provide owners and managers of entrepreneurial businesses with an opportunity to exchange ideas and information and to discuss business challenges, concerns, and solutions. For more information, visit http://www.familybusiness.unh.edu/.