Family Business Center

Niagara University's Family Business Center is designed to assist family and privately-owned businesses. The center is committed to strengthening the viability and enhancing the value of private and family-owned businesses through the exchange of knowledge.

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Welcome to the Niagara University Family Business Center. Your presence at our forums greatly enhances our reputation as one of WNY’s top business centers.

2022-2023 "Breakfast Forum Schedule"

(In-Person) Tuesday, November 1, 2022
"The West Herr Auto Group Culture"
Scott Bieler, President & CEO, West Herr Auto Group

(In-Person) Tuesday, December 6, 2022
“The Benefits of being in Groups and Organizations”
Dottie Gallagher, President & CEO, Buffalo Niagara Partnership

(Virtual) Tuesday, January 10, 2023
“How to Succeed in a Family Business Beyond the First Generation”
Gerry Murak, Founder & Owner, Murak & Associates, LLC

(Virtual) Tuesday, February 7, 2023
“Winning Across Generations”
Josh Halpern, CEO, Big Chicken

(Virtual) Tuesday, March 7, 2023
"Structuring your Company to Operate in Times of Crisis"
Rebecca Brady, Owner, Top Seedz

(In-Person) Tuesday, April 4, 2023
“Marketing Your Business Today”
Drew Cerza, Founder, National Buffalo Wing Festival


The Family Business Center was featured in Buffalo Business First, June 2019!