Center for Family Business

You’re the “next gen” of your family business, wondering when you’ll be in charge, or if you are, how to do it your way. You may feel alone, unique, but you’re not. There are many of you, right here in New Haven. Use NxtGenNexus to check out their stories, share yours, and you might even run into some old friends.

Family Restaurant Recipes: Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar

Guests at the Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar will enjoy the warm and relaxed Mediterranean-style atmosphere.  Brothers Leonardo and Gabriel Carreno share their fabulous lobster salad recipe.

The Impact of Social Media on Business to Business Selling

Learn about the tremendous impact that social media has on B2B (Business to Business) customers.  The new buying process has totally disrupted traditional sales and marketing approaches.

Tuesday, Nov. 28 · 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. · Univ. of New Haven Orange Campus
Wednesday, Nov. 29 · 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. · Bigelow Tea, Fairfield, CT

Center for Family Business
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516

Paul L. Sessions, Director
Phone: (203) 932-7421

Family Business Center Website

       Successor Forum

Confidential groups of 10-12 family business NxtGens meeting monthly to discuss matters of business, family and personal interest.

Check this out if you're:

  • slated or hoping to take over the business
  • having trouble discussing succession issues with leading gen
  • sibling, cousin or in-law problems
  • earning the respect of older, long-time employees

You will have an opportunity to:

  • share, learn and grow
  • seek advice and help in solving your problems
  • give advice and help other solve their problems
  • a confidential trusting environment for education and exchange of ideas

Forums Provide a Vehicle for:

  • a confidential, trusting environment for education and exchange of ideas
  • advice and problem solving on business and personal issues
  • skill development in the human side of enterprise
  • family business education -personal growth and a deeper look into your own personality

More Forum Information

       The Moment

The Journey

Every NxtGen makes a decision about entering the Family Business. How did your journey begin?


Forget fingers and toes. Forget whether you look like Aunt Edna. The only question anybody cares about going into the Family Business.

First Job

How old were you? Did you get paid? Ha ha. Did you get lunch out of it?

Nxt Door Neighbors

Living next  door to cousins was great, especially if your Aunt‘s cooler than your Mom. But does Mom really like spending 24/7 with Dad’s family?

Family Business Rituals

Was it potluck dinner on inventory day? How come my family had to take inventory, but my cousins didn’t? In “Bloodline,” they had the Family Table.

Rejecting It All

Could you imagine living the rest of your life without being “the kid”?

Coming Home

Sure they’re crazy, but they’re your crazy. Whether you join the business or not, you’ll always have a home.

Pin It on Pinterest