For Immediate Release
Michael Lynch 617-244-8366 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Watson email@example.com
Boston, MA - March 17, 2009 -- It
takes hard work, determination and persistence for a family business to
succeed. It also means being willing to take risks. The Family Business Association, Inc.
(FBA), a non-profit corporation, was created to recognize that
determination and promote the development of successful business
practices within family businesses, as well as highlight their
achievements. As an independent, statewide, non-profit organization
focused on family business issues, the FBA’s mission is to recognize
excellence, communicate best practices and assist these family
businesses as they continue to serve as the foundation of New England’s
“Family businesses face the same tough challenges every
other business endures but they also encounter a unique set of personal
and professional challenges that non-family businesses could never
imagine,” said Ed Tarlow, FBA Board Member. “Despite these obstacles,
family businesses power Massachusetts' economic engine and are the
backbone of the United States economy.”
The FBA will provide educational and networking
opportunities for family business owners and employees throughout the
year on multiple topics affecting business. “The FBA was designed to
serves as a forum for developing and sharing creative ideas, services
and expertise with family-owned and operated business,” said Brian
Nagle, FBA Board Member.
The FBA is an independent collaboration of Massachusetts
businesses dedicated to helping family businesses throughout the state
and is also supported by corporate sponsors, community groups and state
associations. “Family businesses provide significant employment
opportunities and economic growth within local communities throughout
the state,” added Jeffrey S. Davis, FBA Board Member. “Their success is
essential to our economy and community and our supporters and sponsors
are committed to educating and helping family business owners.”
The newly formed non-profit will also host an
independent annual awards program on October 14, 2009. The
Massachusetts Family Business Awards will honor the state’s most
successful family businesses in three categories based on size. It will
also pay tribute to the philanthropic commitment to local communities
and success in overcoming adversity as demonstrated by these businesses.
“The annual awards program will bring together the leaders in family
business throughout the state,” added Al DeNapoli, FBA Board Member.
“The outreach and support from the communities and family businesses
throughout Massachusetts has been outstanding.”
Among the sponsors for this year’s Massachusetts Family Business Awards program are BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP, Mage, LLC, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and Tarlow, Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. as gold sponsors. Vitale Caturano is a silver sponsor and Bessemer Trust, Clarke, Snow & Riley, LLP, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner and Wolf & Company are bronze sponsors. The Boston Business Journal is a media sponsor and Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School is an academic sponsor. For more information about the award or to nominate your company, please visit www.massfamilybusiness.com.
About FBA, Inc.
The Family Business Association, Inc. is an independent, non-profit
organization designed to promote family businesses and family business
achievements in Massachusetts. Its goal is to promote the development of
creative ideas, services, products and expertise to family-owned
businesses. For more information, please visit www.massfamilybusiness.com.
About Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
Formed in 1991, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. is committed
to providing high quality, comprehensive legal services to its clients.
Featuring a breadth and depth of experience and perspective usually
found only at larger law firms, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers. P.C.
offers sophisticated legal counsel to entrepreneurs, businesses,
individuals, families, and institutions.
Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers’ areas of expertise
include corporate law, employment matters, mergers and acquisitions,
litigation and dispute resolution, estate planning, taxation, real
estate, bankruptcy, and municipal law.
The offices of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
are located at 101 Huntington Avenue, Prudential Center, in Boston, MA
02199. For additional information, or to arrange for a consultation,
please call 1-617-218-2000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.tbhr-law.com.