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Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley

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Call Ira Bryck, President of the Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley, Inc., at (413) 835-0810 to get more information, discuss your situation, and commit to an evening or a morning that will expand your thinking about growing your business.

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MARCH 12, 2019 •TUESDAY, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET & MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE, MASS

A ROYAL BANQUET OF GREAT IDEAS THAT AMAZING COMPANIES ARE WILLING TO SHARE WITH YOU Several years ago, we had a speaker (Jack Stack, father of the Great Game of Business and open book management) who said "Build a great company - because a great company can't help but make great products." But what does it take to make a company great? Tonight's panel is made up of people who have marvelous policies, magical cultures, impressive numbers of high potential employees rising through the ranks. You can hear how they did it, and adopt everything that would work for your company. We are in search of a moderator who is an expert in how to steal and implement the enviable things you see around you, in great companies.

speakers include: (topics tba soon)

  • Yves Salomon-Fernández, Ph.D, President, Greenfield Community College, topic tba soon!
  • Kaleena Murray, Employee Engagement Specialist (Chief Culture Officer), Amplified / Telamon Insurance, topic tba soon!
  • Bill Grinnell, President, Webber & Grinnell Insurance, TOPIC: 10 musts for a good office vibe
  • Tessa Murray Romboletti, Executive Director, Spark / e-for-all, topic tba soon!
  • Elizabeth Solomon, researcher/author, Great Place to Work US, topic tba soon!
  • Carolyn Lee, Mintz + Hoke Insurance, topic tba soon!
  • David DelVecchio, Suite3 (fka Inovative Biz Systems TOPIC: The only constant in IT is change, so we embrace being change agents!  Sometimes you have to upset the apple cart to find a better way to put back the apples.

also: DOES YOUR HIRING PROCESS STINK? Naturally, no one wants to face the fact that their hiring process could be repelling top talent. But if you’re not getting the quality of hires you seek, it’s worth taking an honest look. In this fun, tongue-in-cheek discussion, Tiffany will hone in on the key focus areas with a little humor to make this a fun, painless adventure. Presented by TIFFANY APPLETON, of JOHNSON & HILL STAFFING, a Strategic Partner of the FBCPV

REGISTER FOR MARCH 12 BY CLICKING HERE


MARCH 26, 2019 • TUESDAY, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING WORKSHOP

MASSACHUSETTS GREEN HIGH PERFORMANCE , HOLYOKE, MASS

EOS USER'S GROUP, PART 2: following up on our recent first meeting, we will discuss all that will make your implementation of ENTREPRENEURIAL OPERATING SYSTEM (as described in Traction, by Gino Wickman) all you need it to be. Attendance at our first meeting is not a prerequisite; in fact, we are in search of a few more visionaries and integrators, who are experienced and willing to learn and share. Contact Ira and Jessi at 413 835 0810 or jessi@fambizpv.com / ira@fambizpv/com for more info and to register. Limit 20, 2 per company.

REGISTER FOR MARCH 26 BY CLICKING HERE


APRIL 16, 2019 •TUESDAY, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET & MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE, MASS

POWERED BY PECHA KUCHA NIGHT (2nd annual, as it was so great last year) So much of what we have to say can be boiled down to its essence, and also since a picture says a thousand words, you have "PECHA KUCHA" (Japanese for chit-chat). We will have 9 business owners each give a talk that is built from 20 images, each showing for 20 seconds, so after 6 minutes and 40 seconds, you've heard it all. As we did last year, we will have the ultra-talented PechaKuchaCoach Andrew Watt assisting the presenters with all it takes to make your presentation a winner!!

presenters and topics include:

  • Kalpana Devi, Rebelle
  • Julia Mines, Leadership & Communication Coach
  • Timothy Ballard, Threshold Building
  • Joe Laur, Maple Mama Craft Sparkling Beverages
  • Cecile Lackie, Speaker Sisterhood
  • Susan Bellows, Empowering Women in Middle Management to Succeed
  • Karen Blanchard, InvisiBlast
  • Laura Penny Edwards, Safe Passage

see more at http://www.fambizpv.com/calendar/pechakuchanight2019

REGISTER FOR APRIL 16th BY CLICKING HERE


APRIL 24, 2019 •FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM MORNING WORKSHOP

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

IN BUSINESS AND IN LOVE: CREATING THE LOVE YOU LONG FOR WITHOUT SACRIFICING YOUR BUSINESS GOALS

This workshop, led by relationship coach, JOLI HAMILTON, will help you create the relationship you really want. You will leave with actionable steps for addressing common arguments and a clear idea of how to transform lackluster habits into a passionate connection. Discover the path to joyful, loving relationship without sacrificing your business goals or compromising the drive that makes you the successful entrepreneur you are.


MAY 31, 2019 •FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

HOLYOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY, HOLYOKE, MASS

THE EMOTIONAL (and practical) SIDE OF BUSINESS TRANSITIONS Being laser-focused and a fast decision maker are traits shared by many good business leaders. When going through a major transition, however, these strengths can become problematic. In this interactive workshop, JIM YOUNG (aka The Centered Coach), will share keys to success he's discovered from major transitions throughout 20+ years in business. And since business is just one slice of the lives that we're constantly balancing, he'll also open up the portal into how major transitions are felt in our personal lives. 
You'll walk away with improved tools for change management and more confidence in how to lead your organization (and yourself) through the next big transition. Come ready to share - offering your insights will help this session come alive for you!


JUNE 18, 2019 •TUESDAY, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET & MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE, MASS

LEARN HOW TO INTERPRET AND DECODE HUMAN BEHAVIOR FROM A WORLD-LEADING BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT It’s estimated that as much as 80% of our interaction with others is through non-verbal communication, or body language. And the vast majority of the nonverbal cues we display are driven by our subconscious mind – they are important indications of how we are feeling and what we’re thinking. Tonight’s presenter, JOE NAVARRO, has been studying non-verbal behavior for the past 45 years. Twenty-five of these were spent in the FBI catching spies. Today Joe is an internationally recognized expert, consultant, author, and gifted lecturer, in the interpretation of non-verbal behavior. You will learn more about this, also enjoying that he is entertaining, authoritative, insightful, in showing you how to recognize and decipher non-verbal communications. These skills, which can be immediately applied, will enhance your interpersonal communications, increase your confidence, engender greater trust, as well as elevate your understanding of this universal language. Joe’s clients have included medical associations, insurance groups, and law firms, as well as some of the largest financial institutions in the U.S. and abroad. He also has spoken annually at Harvard Business School for the past eight years. Discover why Fortune 500 companies and the intelligence community have him on speed dial.

JOE NAVARRO was personally approached to join the FBI while he was working as a police officer at the tender age of 23. He accepted their offer and became one of the youngest agents ever to join the renowned investigative agency. He spent the next 25 years at the FBI, working both as an agent and supervisor in the areas of counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Through his work he was able to study, refine and apply the science of non-verbal communications. His acumen in this field and his success as a spy-catcher, led Joe to begin training FBI agents and the intelligence community. Retiring from the FBI in 2003, and meeting overwhelming demand for his notable insights into human behavior, Joe has dedicated himself to speaking and consulting with major corporations worldwide. Today Joe is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on reading non-verbal communications and he is regularly interviewed on programs such as NBC’s Today Show, Fox News, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’ Early Show, BBC News, and for publications such as The Washington Post, South China Morning Post and Psychology Today. Described by his audiences as “dynamic,” “superb,” and “captivating,” Joe has lectured throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, teaching the skills of reading non-verbal behavior, as well as perception management. A gifted educator and speaker, Joe utilizes his FBI experiences to guarantee his lectures are not only fascinating, but also singularly unique. Personally sought out by CEOs of a number of major global organizations, Joe provides the same personalized hands-on attention, which made him famous at the FBI and at Harvard Business School where he has lectured annually for the past six years. Joe has authored and co-authored several books, including: What Every Body is SayingLouder Than Words,  Advanced Interviewing Techniques (currently used by the FBI’s counterterrorism division), and Hunting Terrorists: A Look at the Psychopathology of Terror.

also: a pre-dinner presentation by CHARLIE EPSTEIN, of EPSTEIN FINANCIAL SERVICES, a Strategic Partner of the FBCPV

REGISTER FOR June 18th BY CLICKING HERE


SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 •WEDNESDAY, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET AND MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE MASS

REBEL TALENT: WHY IT PAYS TO BREAK THE RULES AT WORK AND IN LIFE Do you want to follow a script -- or write your own story? Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino shows us why the most successful among us break the rules, and how rebellion brings joy and meaning into our lives. Rebels have a bad reputation. We think of them as troublemakers, outcasts, contrarians: those colleagues, friends, and family members who complicate seemingly straightforward decisions, create chaos, and disagree when everyone else is in agreement. But in truth, rebels are also those among us who change the world for the better with their unconventional outlooks. Instead of clinging to what is safe and familiar, and falling back on routines and tradition, rebels defy the status quo. They are masters of innovation and reinvention, and they have a lot to teach us. Francesca Gino, a behavioral scientist and professor at Harvard Business School, has spent more than a decade studying rebels at organizations around the world, from high-end boutiques in Italy's fashion capital, to the World's Best Restaurant, to a thriving fast food chain, to an award-winning computer animation studio. In her work, she has identified leaders and employees who exemplify "rebel talent," and whose examples we can all learn to embrace.

FRANCESCA GINO is a professor of business administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School; and formally affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, with the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, and with the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School. She teaches Decision Making and Negotiation in the MBA elective curriculum and in Executive Education programs at the School; with a research focus on judgment and decision-making, negotiation, ethics, motivation, productivity, and creativity. Her studies have been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, Newsweek, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and her work has been discussed on National Public Radio and CBS Radio. She has won numerous awards for teaching, including the HBS Faculty Award by Harvard Business School's MBA Class of 2015, and for her research, including the 2013 Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award, from the Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division. In 2015, Francesca was chosen by Poets & Quants to be among their "40 under 40", a listing of the world's best business school professors under the age of 40. Attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Gino's latest book, with the same title as this presentation.

also: a pre-dinner presentation by ROSS GIOMBETTI, of GIOMBETTI ASSOCIATES, a Strategic Partner of the FBCPV


OCTOBER 4, 2019 •FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM MORNING WORKSHOP

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

HOW TO SCALE AND LEVERAGE YOUR BRAND, AS A WAY TO BUILD VALUE IN YOUR BUSINESS a workshop led by MEGHAN LYNCH, CEO of Six-Point Creative, an award winning marketing and branding agency, based in Springfield, but with a much wider reach. Plus, they know what good is, because they are long time members of the FBC!


OCTOBER 23, 2019 •WEDNESDAY, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET AND MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE MASS

CELEBRATION OF 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FAMILY BUSINESS CENTER

Here's just a few of what will happen at this event:

  • speeches will be short, but meaningful and fascinating
  • there will be an actual passing of a baton or torch, exact model tbd
  • magic music from ReBelle, among the best reggae bands this side of Senegal or Jamaica; featuring a Western Mass family business, all fabulous, including spouses Kalpana Devi and Emmanuel Manou, their son, and their daughter Naia Kete, who made it pretty far on Team Blake, on the Voice!
  • dance lessons to accompany ReBelle, taught by Western Mass dance extraordinaire, Anastasia Veremeyenko Christie. Learn bachata and other dances that pairs well with reggae
  • lots of outstanding food, conversations, inspiration and celebration!!

If you have been a friend, supporter, partner, member of the FBCPV at any point since our founding 25 years ago, please tell us you're coming!

REGISTER FOR OCT 23rd BY CLICKING HERE!


NOVEMBER 22, 2019 •FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

In preparation for our December dinner forum on conflict resolution, come get a better understanding of Emotional Intelligence. This interactive workshop will be presented by Jessi Kirley, program manager of the Family Business Center, and also a 2019 candidate to become a Emotional Intelligence Coach in the Daniel Goleman method. Get a good understanding of what emotional intelligence is, how you can develop yourself in that way, and how it relates to our Dec 10th presentation on conflict resolution. As with all our morning discussion groups, you will come away with a sense of how business owners from various industries will benefit from developing emotional intelligence. There is a lot of evidence that what differentiates high performing leaders from the rest of pack are these emotional intelligence competencies.


DECEMBER 10, 2019 •TUESDAY, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET AND MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE MASS

GET BETTER AT CONFLICT RESOLUTION, USING THE DANIEL GOLEMAN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FRAMEWORK

As in the Einstein quote "it's difficult to solve your problems with the same thinking we used to create them," it's also unlikely that you'll resolve your people problems by being a problem person. Tonight's presenter is Amy Gallo, author of the Harvard Business Review Guide to Dealing With Conflict (each company that attends gets a copy). You will learn to avoid many pitfalls, whether you're a conflict avoider, or a conflict seeker; how to counter an "amygdala hijack" even if you don't know what an amygdala is; and have more fun and effectiveness, while dealing with difficult conversations, difficult co-workers, and even, maybe, a difficult you.



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