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Family Business Alliance

Family Business Alliance

Welcome to the Family Business Alliance

The mission of the Family Business Alliance (FBA) is to be the trusted resource providing world class services to support strengthening and empowering regional family-owned businesses and our community.




November Program -- How to Make Your Family Business Last

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
Penn State Scranton
K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge, Study Learning Center
Registration:  11:30 a.m.; Program:  Noon -- 1:30 p.m.



Mitzi Perdue, Businesswoman, Author and Master Storyteller

Mitzi Perdue draws on the experience of her family of origin, the Henderson Estate Company, which dates back to 1890 and was the forerunner of the Sheraton Hotels (her father was co-founder of the chain).  She also looks to her marital family (she’s the widow of Frank Perdue from Perdue Farms) that began in 1920. Mitzi will share her experience and speak about the values, culture, and techniques that make a family business last.






Our Mission


The Family Business Alliance believes that a healthy business also makes for a healthy family.

For 20 years, our mission is to be the trusted resource providing world-class services to empower regional family-owned businesses. We accomplish this through educational programs, networking, counsel and guidance so that success is achieved for the community.

It is important work: family-owned businesses account for two-thirds of all businesses around the world, according to John Davis of Harvard Business School. Family businesses are a crucial piece in our regional economy and in the lives of their families and employees.


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