October 23, 2013

Family businesses can plan for transitions

On Nov. 13, the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and the SIU Small Business Development Center are hosting a unique free event for family- and closely held businesses to learn more about the components of a company transition. This includes a detailed look at the key issues facing company leadership and the tools and resources we can provide to make the transition as painless as possible, including identifying the people that should be involved and where to go for help. Attendees can also benefit from one-on-one sessions with a family business adviser. Twenty-minute session appointments will be scheduled following the general overview. For an appointment, contact Mary Mechler (mmechler@imec.org; 618-453-3829). The event is at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 1740 Innovation Drive. Online registration is available at http://www.imec.org/Event-Detail.cfm?event=12.