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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. 

Upcoming Programs

Facility Growth for a Family Business: Making the decision to enlarge and its impact on the family and business

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Panel Discussion:  8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Benco Dental: Northeast Distribution Center
295 CenterPoint Boulevard, Pittston

FBA September panelists

FBA September panelists

Chuck Cohen, managing director at Benco Dental Company, PJ Dempsey, president and CEO of Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply and Jack Reager, president, BlackOut Design will be the featured panelists for the Family Business Alliance's September program, "Facility Growth for a Family Business: Making the decision to enlarge and its impact on the Family and Business" on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Benco Dental: Northeast Distribution Center at 8 a.m.


Take- Aways

The right questions to consider:

  • 3 Benefits of Proceeding with Expansion
  • What to be Cautious About
  • Come listen and learn from a panel of experts

Our experience will begin with a tour of Benco Dental a full-service dental office design and supply corporation. This facility is a marvel of engineering that makes their order fulfillment run. Envision the possibilities of your own office revitalization/ growth.

The focus of our panel discussion will be on the family business decision to grow/expand. What were the brainstorm ideas that turned into the ultimate decision? How do the decisions impact the employees and their work environment and customers.

Benco Dental: Northeast Distribution Center
295 CenterPoint Boulevard, Pittston, Pennsylvania 18640
Networking 8 a.m. • Tour will start promptly at 8:30 Panel discussion and questions: 9:00 - 10 a.m.



Funding for Growth: How to get the capital to expand your family business

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -- Two Presentations
8 am:  Penn State Worthington Scranton, Business Building
5 pm:  Wilkes University, University Center on Main

FBA October panelists

FBA October Panelists

Stephen J. Ursich, manager, Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance; Ken Okrepkie, manager, Ben Franklin Technology Partners for Pocono/Northeast Region; Sandy Chickeletti, administrative vice president, M&T Bank; Robert Watts, regional director, Governor's Action Team; and Dorothy Lane, director of the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center will be the guest panelists for the FBA's October program:  "Funding for Growth: How to get the capital to expand your family business" on Tuesday, October 10.  This program will be offered in two locations: Penn State Worthington Scranton in the morning and Wilkes University in the afternoon.


  • Options for pursuing your dream
  • Connections to individual resources
  • Gain insight on multiple programs available 


Picture your success that can become reality with the right funding. Come for this panel presentation to learn about money options. This group brings different backgrounds to the table to discuss a multitude of options for your growth plans.

REGISTER HERE for 8 a.m. session at Penn State Worthington Scranton

REGISTER HERE for 5 p.m. session at Wilkes University


Cyber Security: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore

Monday, October 30 , 2017
Location: TBD

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FBA Cyber graphic

Join Jeff Krull, partner, Baker Tilly and the Travelers Institute to learn how you can better protect your business in this digital age!


Come Join us in learning about protecting your Business!

An educational symposium helping businesses and organizations tackle evolving cyber threats. As part of a national series, thought leaders from the public and private sectors will share insights into the current threat landscape and strategies your organization can use to help prepare for and respond to a cyber incident.

Location: TBD


Networking Opportunity!
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5-7pm

winter mixer

Winter networking mixer

Join us for this MEMBERS ONLY winter networking event at Glenmaura Golf Club in Moosic on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Location: Glenmaura Golf Club
100 Glenmaura National Blvd
Moosic, PA

Members Only

Don't miss out on this chance to connect with other members. Let's kick off the holiday season together.