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Family Business Symposium Giving Owners the Tools to Help them Succeed

October 15, 2015

(Albuquerque, NM) UNM Anderson Parker Center for Family Business presents the 9th annual Family Business Symposium on Friday, October 23 at Sandia Casino & Resort. The one day symposium will address critical challenges unique to family business owners through presentations and networking.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and at 9 a.m. Keynote Speakers Bonnie Brown Hartley, Ph.D. and Michael T. Hartley, CFP, will present Think Ahead: Family Enterprise Fire DrillsThink Ahead: Family Enterprise Fire Drills. UNM Anderson professor Katheryn Jacobson will address bullying in the family business workplace during the luncheon program and long-time New Mexico businesses Stahmanns Inc., and Butterfield Jewelers will be recognized for operating family businesses for 83 and 88 years respectfully.

The agenda for the afternoon includes two panel discussions, U.S. Department of Labor Misclassification Initiative and Misclassification of Employees with Patricia Chavez from the NM Department of Labor, and Solutions and Lessons Learned While Putting Out Fires. The symposium ends at 4pm with a reception and networking opportunities. The cost of the symposium is $150 per person. For more information or to register go to:

The Parker Center for Family Business (PCFB) joined with UNM Anderson in August 2015 with a goal of providing New Mexico family businesses with knowledge about family-run and closely-held businesses through educational symposiums and interactive programs with professional advisors, business leaders and educators. In 2013, Linda H. and James M. Parker pledged $125,000 to the UNM Anderson School to start the process that would eventually move the program known as the New Mexico Family Business Alliance to UNM Anderson and rename it the Parker Center for Family Business.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.