2017 Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards


Speaker: Stephen DeFalco (CEO, Crane Currency); Jack Agati
Location: East Village 17th Floor • 291 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115

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2017 Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

5:30-9:30 PM

East Village 17th Floor
291 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA 02115

Keynote Speakers: 

- Stephen DeFalco, "An Innovation Led Transformation at Crane Currency"
- Jack Agati, "You're So Predictable...How Birth Order Affects Behavior in the Family Business"


Each year, the Northeastern University Center for Family Business recognizes family businesses across the state with the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards. The awards program was created to promote and highlight some of the great achievements of Massachusetts-based, family-held businesses and entrepreneurs.

Recipients of the family business awards are selected by a panel of independent judges based on the following criteria: business success, positive business and family linkages, multi-generational involvement, community and industry contributions, and innovative business practices or strategies.

Last year’s finalists represented a combined total of more than 1,300 years in business, with an average company age of 57 years.

*Attendee registration is now open on our Eventbrite page*

Contact Grace Wyld for more information, at g.wyld@neu.edu or 617.373.3718


ABOUT THE KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Jack Agati - "You're So Predictable...How Birth Order Affects Behavior in the Family Business"

By asking just one question, you can figure out the personality and values of other members in your family. For example, did you know that the middle child is more likely to be an entrepreneur? Jack Agati's entertaining and informative presentation will identify the personality traits from the birth order of your family business members. Knowing these predictive characteristics can help you head off conflict, minimize sibling rivalry, and determine the most effective roles for each family member. On the personal side, it can help you navigate interpersonal relationships. Where do you stand in the pecking order of your family?

Stephen DeFalco - "An Innovation Led Transformation at Crane Currency"

As Stephen says, "You don't stay in business for 200 years by ignoring trends." For seven generations, the Crane family and its eponymous company have been the sole supplier of the special blend of linen- and-cotton paper that gives U.S. money its distinct feel. This all-American company, however, has been quietly undergoing a revolution of its own, fighting to make its name in the multibillion-dollar market for manufacturing currency. With over 1,400 employees and its international headquarters in Sweden, Crane Currency has become one of the fastest-growing and innovative players in the insular and intensely competitive business of making money by making money.