Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell

Connecting students, alumni and business owners from family and privately held enterprises from across the globe.


The Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the network of owners, leaders and alumni that work in, with or for a family business.

Founded in 2014 from a generous gift from John and Dyan Smith, the Smith Family Business Initiative provides education, networking and new knowledge for family business owners, successors and students from across the globe.


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Upstate Owners Forum: Solving Everyday Wicked Problems with Systems Thinking with Derek and Laura Cabrera

Inn at Taughannock, Ithaca NY | May 31, 2017

Family businesses face unique challenges, as well as opportunities. To foster learning, dialog, and growth to address and understand these challenges, the Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell is pleased to announce the formation of the Upstate Owners Forum for the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier of New York. However, all qualified members of a family business are welcome to attend, regardless of your geographical locale. The Upstate Owners Forum is reserved for owners and members of family businesses only. This on-going series seeks to connect owners of family and privately held enterprises to educate, network and inform.

Register for the event.

Learn more about the Cabreras and the Upstate Owners Forum.


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Events

5/31/2017    4:00pm

Upstate Owners Forum - Derek & Laura Cabrera

Inn at Taughannock

6/11/2017    11:00am

Global Emerging Leaders in Family Enterprise (GEL)

New York City & Ithaca, NY




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2017 FEUSA Family Business Survey

Daniel G. Van Der Vliet

Family Enterprise USA is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to educating lawmakers and growing public support for family businesses across America. Each year, Family Enterprise USA surveys business owners across the country to learn about their challenges and ensures that their voices are heard on Capitol Hill. Based on the findings of the 2017 study, […]

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