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THE ROTHMAN INSTITUTE OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP has been serving the academic and business communities in support of entrepreneurship and innovation since 1989. The Institute’s mission is to support, promote and research entrepreneurship with a special focus on family business. As part of the Silberman College of Business, the Institute has been supporting entrepreneurship and innovation by offering outreach programs on the local and regional levels. Outreach programs include the Family Business Forum, Veterans Launching Ventures, Entrepreneurial Mindset Lectures, State of Entrepreneurship Conferences, and FDU student programs.

THE CRYSTAL PLAZA is a magnificent turn-of-the-century mansion located in Livingston, N.J., designed by renowned architect, Stanford White, and restored to its original grace and splendor by the Janoff family. Renowned for its cuisine, butler service, sparkling chandeliers, cozy fireplaces and breathtaking Renaissance-styled ballroom – the Crystal Plaza creates an atmosphere of refined elegance and sophistication.

COUGHLIN DUFFY LLP has solidified its reputation in NJ, nationally, and internationally as a diverse, full-service firm dedicated to providing legal services of exceptional quality and superior value. To every client, they bring the energy, experience and creativity of lawyers and staff committed to obtaining optimal results and fulfilling the highest standards of the profession. They serve as steadfast advocates for family owned business and their entrepreneurial owners, guiding them through their most pressing business and corporate transactions. With offices in NYC and Morristown, Coughlin Duffy prides itself on always being available for its clients and responsive to their concerns.

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association exists to advance the competitive excellence and financial success of our members. With 20,000 member companies that employ over 1 million of New Jersey’s workforce, we are the largest and most influential statewide business association in the nation. Eighty-five percent of our members are small businesses. Regarded as the most credible and effective advocate for business in the Garden State, our staff of government affairs experts are vigilant in protecting the interests of our members. We provide practical information through various sources, including our monthly magazine, New Jersey Business, and our daily e-news service, New Jersey Business Today. Our menu of member benefits includes access to NJM Insurance, a Member Action Center to answer complex human resource questions, 30 minutes of free legal consultation on a monthly basis, and a wide-range of other money-saving benefits. NJBIA, for a “family-owned” business like yours.

SOBEL & CO. is an accounting and consulting firm offering a broad range of services to meet the needs of our clients by fostering an environment that encourages personal and professional growth and a passion for the firm’s core values. We will continue to be recognized as a leader in the community – known for delivering timely, quality professional services through a multi-disciplinary approach. Our vision is that Sobel & Co. will be nationally recognized as the professional service organization that accomplished the ultimate balance between outstanding client service, a focus on family and the financial success of the firm. This will be accomplished by creating a culture of pride and passion that will enable us to continue attracting and retaining the best and brightest professionals, who will be rewarded, recognized and respected for their contributions to a firm that is founded on shared core values.