Small Business Category Hunnex and Shoemaker, Inc.
Small Business Category Roman Meal Company
Medium Business Category Medosweet Farms, Inc.
Heritage Business Category Bob Bandy & Sons
Ferrill’s Auto Parts, Inc. dba Pull A Part
Northwest Door, Inc.
Prestige Custom Builders
Star Moving Systems
Vernon & Associates Court Reporters
What is the PLU Family Enterprise Institute?
The Family Enterprise Institute is a forum for interaction and learning across family generations, professional service providers, and academics - all of whom are concerned with the unique challenges facing family owned and controlled businesses.
Estimates are that family enterprise contributes as much as 65% of GNP and 50% of new job creation in the U.S. economy. While many family-owned businesses are small, as much as one third of the Fortune 500 are family-owned or controlled. Clearly, such businesses are the essence of entrepreneurial energy and free enterprise!
Despite such scale and impact, family enterprise is, in many respects, endangered. Family dynamics, difficulties in managing growth transitions,and hostile tax and regulatory environments make the preservation and promotion of family enterprise a formidable challenge.
That is why PLU created the Family Enterprise Institute. To provide real-world, leading-edge educational programs, advisory services, and policy analysis and advocacy. Practical, valuable, and timely support that nurtures individual, family, and business performance. Services that not only promote a high quality of life, but assure the future of the enterprise. Its purpose is simply stated:
"To preserve and promote family enterprise within the Pacific Northwest."
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|Contact:||Dr. Catherine Pratt|
|Address:||Family Enterprise Institute
PLU School of Business
Tacoma, WA 98447