CSUF News Service

Learning More About Family Business

Douglas Box

Douglas Box, certified family business adviser and mediator, is the speaker for the Thursday, Jan. 19, Cal State Fullerton Center for Family Business program, “The Rise and Fall of a Legendary Texas Family Businessman.”

Box is founder and senior consultant with Box Family Advisors, an independent consulting practice dedicated to the family-based enterprise. He is the author of “Texas Patriarch: A Legacy Lost” about his father, Cloyce Box, who left a career in professional football and became a businessman in oil and gas.

The 4:30-7 p.m. program will be held at the CSUF Irvine Campus at 3 Banting Ave., Irvine. Parking is $8, payable at the kiosk at the front door of the building.

The Center for Family Business operates within Cal State Fullerton's Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. A partnership between the University and the business community, the center offers various opportunities for family-owned businesses to learn, receive information and network. The center offers programs and workshops throughout Southern California.

Upcoming programs:

Feb. 15 — “Innovation in a Family Business” with Ken Gilbert, president of BCR Hawaii
March 21 — Third annual Family Business Hall of Fame Awards featuring Lynsi Snyder, president and owner of In-N-Out Burger
April 25 — “Changes in Insurance With the New Administration: What it Means to You and Your Business”
May 16 — “Entitlemania: How Not to Spoil Your Kids and What to Do if You Have” with Richard Watts of Watts Family Office

Programs (other than the Family Business Hall of Fame) are free for first-time family business attendees interested in becoming a center member. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 657-278-4182 or emailing cfb@fullerton.edu. Seating is limited.

Media Contacts:      

Ed Hart, Center for Family Business director, 657-278-7431

Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852

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