Lars Peterson, SBDC, (515) 292-6351
Kevin Brown, News Service, Iowa State University, (515) 294-8986
WELL-KNOWN EXECUTIVE TO SPEAK AT IOWA FAMILY BUSINESS FORUM JAN. 6
AMES, Iowa -- David Weinberg, the former co-chairperson of Fel-Pro, an Illinois-based firm with more than 2,000 employees, will address the Iowa Family Business Forum in Des Moines on Jan. 6.
The Iowa Family Business Forums are a service of the Iowa Small Business Development Center, an arm of Iowa State University's College of Business. The forum will be at the Des Moines Club, 666 Grand Ave., Des Moines, from 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Cost for the event is $249 per family.
Weinberg has been profiled in such noted business periodicals as "Fortune," "Newsweek," and "The Wall Street Journal." "Fortune" magazine also rated Fel-Pro as one of the four best companies to work for in the United States during Weinberg's tenure.
Weinberg is now president of David A. Weinberg, LLC, a firm specializing in advising small businesses, based in Chicago, Ill.
Weinberg will speak on topics such as:
The Iowa Family Business Forum has been in existence since 1995. Events are attended by a wide variety of family business owners throughout Iowa.
- How creating a great place to work translates to greater productivity, higher retention rates, stronger employee loyalty, and enhanced profits.
- What it was like to co-chair this successful Illinois family business and the issues surrounding the decision to sell the 80-year-old family business. Fel-Pro is a multi-divisional manufacturer and world-wide marketer of parts for internal combustion engines, and specialty lubricants, sealants and adhesives.
- How to use measurement tools to ensure a family-owned business is on the "right track."
For more information, contact Lars Peterson at 1-800-373- 7232 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available at http://www.iabusnet.org.
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