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Center for Family Business

Mission Statement

The Center for Family Business supports family-owned firms through educational opportunities and consulting services for business leaders and successors.

The Center annually recognizes family businesses that have achieved excellence in their industry, have successfully transferred ownership to the next generation, and have made a contribution to their community at the Family Business Award Program.   

Center membership is open to business owners, their adult children, and extended family members employed by the business. Key non-family managers and professional advisors to the family are also welcome to attend all activities. Join by completing the online membership form or contact the Center for Family Business to register. There is no fee for membership or consultation.

The Center was founded in 1997 by Walter L. Lewis, Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company; Brien Wall, Mass Mutual Pittsburgh; Robert B. Williams, Williams Coulson Attorneys at Law; Dr. Cynthia L. Iannarelli, Bernelli University, Bernelli Foundation; Robert Dugan, Chairman, S&T Bank; and Dr. Robert C. Camp, Dean, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECOBIT) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The Center for Family Business is primarily sponsored by those individuals committed to the recognition, support, and development of family business.  Educational programs are provided by the Management Services Group, sponsors, advisors, and guest speakers.

Center for Family Business sponsors include:

Center for Family Business sponsor logos include:  Hagey Coach & Tours, Rothman Gordon, Environmental Land Surveying & Solutions, Environmental Service Laboratories, Inc., Snyder Associated Companies, Inc., Mass Mutual Financial Group, and Mass Mutual Financial Group-Pittsburgh.

  • Center for Family Business
  • Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
    664 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2323
  • Fax: 724-357-7520
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.