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Kane is Able
"Kane is Able is an 83 year old company, started during the Great Depression (1930), by Edward Kane, a man with a 5th grade education. Today we have a national presence with the fourth generation family members active in the business.
The Family Business Alliance has been a great resource and we have been a member since the mid 1990’s. We greatly value the information and the resources that the FBA has supplied along with the networking opportunities with other local family businesses.
Family Businesses are the backbone of the US economy and represent 80 to 90% of all companies, 65% of the GDP and 78% of new job creation, and results show that family businesses outperform public companies.
The Family Business Aliance is a tremendous asset and many presentations have centered around succession planning, strategic planning, family governance and many complex issues that make up a family business. It is an honor and a privilege to be involved in a family business and it is important to continue the legacy.
The Family Business Aliance is our trusted partner to help our business plan for the future. I strongly recommend being involved in this program."
- Richard P. Kane, Kane is Able, Inc.
Concrete Step Units
"The networking, the members are a wonderful resource. FBA members are the real deal; we have third and fourth generation family businesses that carry the family business on successfully. I also love the membership FBA offers to the Network of Family Business site. The webinars, whitepapers and resources have been a great resource for me. I love those quick bites of information; it just fits my busy schedule."
Concrete Step Units, Inc.
"To say that the Wilkes University Family Business Aliance (FBA) is about family business is a bit like saying The Godfather is about an Italian family. The family slant is just the beginning:
- Education: The Wilkes FBA has brought some of the best business speakers and topics to Northeastern Pennsylvania, including programs on employee surveys, business management,succession planning and marketing.
Networking: Regular meetings with other family business owners - in most cases, the area's premier business movers and shakers - have proven a most excellent learning experience. In addition, FBA affinity groups have provided a learning forum for other Be nco mangers.
Resources: FBA corporate Partners have been very supportive of the program and the member companies. Joining FBA has already paid dividends for Be nco Dental. I would strongly encourage any family-owned (or even closely-held) business in Northern Pennsylvania to become involved in this program. I'm happy to answer any questions a prospective member may have.
Joining FBA has already paid dividends for Benco Dental. I would strongly encourage any family-owned (or even closely-held) business in Northern Pennsylvania to become involved in this program. I'm happy to answer any questions a prospective member may have."
- Charles F. Cohen, Benco Dental
Cornell Iron Works
“We need a steady source of new ideas, and the ideas really need to be relevant to the peculiarities of family business. The FBA is the best source I have found yet of these new, relevant ideas.”
- Andrew Cornell, Cornell Iron Works, Inc.