Dr. Robert J. Perelli, CJM, founder of Family Systems Theory of WNY

Niagara University's Family Business Center held its 6th forum of the academic year on April 5, with an in person breakfast forum at Classics V Banquet and Conference Center in Amherst, NY. The center was established in 2003 and continues in its mission to develop and exchange relevant information on family business issues in order to strengthen the stability and long-term viability of family and privately owned businesses through education, research and service.

The team of Joseph Winter, Phil Catanese and Gerry Catalano welcomed approximately 40 attendees to participate in a wonderful and spirited discussion led by Dr. Robert J. Perelli, CJM. Perelli is the founder of Family Systems Theory of WNY and presented the topic, ‘Thinking Systems about Equity in a Family Business.’  

Joe Winter, Director of the Family Business Center remarked, “the discussion regarding family systems theory offered consultants and business owners the vehicle needed to assist unresolved interpersonal and emotional issues to transform an organization”.

The Family Business Center team is already planning forums for the  2022-2023 season and will announce the schedule in August.  

The Center is thankful for the following sponsors: Lincoln Moving & Storage, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Niagara Frontier Publications, Planned Futures Financial Group, and WNY at Work.

This is the 19th year of the Center and prior podcasts topics can be viewed on the Center’s site: . The center is dedicated to serving the needs of family and privately owned businesses in Western New York through the exchange of knowledge. The center's activities are member-driven, and the center is run for and by its business members. NU's Family Business Center is one of over 60 family business centers aligned with colleges or universities that have established a family business center to assist businesses in their geographic area.        

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