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Kane Is Able Vice Chairman Dick Kane Reveals Best Practices for Family Businesses at Wilkes University

Family business owners can learn the keys to success at the seminar “Twelve Best Practices of Successful Family Businesses” on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The event is presented by the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance.

The seminar will be held at Wilkes University’s Pocono Education Center in the Shoppes at Crossroads, 3560 Route 611 in Bartonsville. The presentation will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with registration and light refreshments at 8:30 a.m. The program is presented by Dick Kane, vice chairman for Kane is Able, Inc., a fourth-generation family business.

At the seminar, family business owners will learn specific traits and activities that allow family firms to prosper through the generations, as well as how to put such practices into play in their own businesses.  They will be introduced to the “Best Practices Alignment Profile,” a tool to help identify the best practices performances within their firms. The profile indicates how well teams are aligned with their companies’ mission, goals and ownership priorities. Attendees will be able to create a personalized action plan to implement the Twelve Best Practices into their own organizations.

Attendees will also learn how they can take advantage of the synergistic relationship between the Family Business Alliance, Wilkes University and the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership to support their family firms’ success.

Kane is executive in residence for the Family Business Alliance, and is Owners Council at Kane is Able, Inc., one of northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest and most successful local companies, now in its 85th year of business. During his tenure as CEO at Kane is Able, Inc., his guidance helped to triple the size of business in 12 years, transforming the company from a regional trucking and warehouse operation into a national logistics solution provider.

Wilkes University’s Pocono Education Center offers business degrees for working adults. Students can complete their bachelor’s degree or earn an MBA. Classes are held on evenings and weekends. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu/Poconos.

Preregistration is required and seats are limited. Those interested in attending should contact Christopher Flynn at Christopher.flynn@wilkes.edu or by calling 570-408-7000.